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About UVA Cancer Center: Our Accreditations & More

Virginia's First Comprehensive Cancer Center

UVA Health Cancer Care began serving the people of Virginia and beyond in 1934. We've been committed to excellence ever since. 

Today we are proud to be a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Comprehensive Cancer Center. We're the first cancer center with this recognition in Virginia. This means we provide the premier patient experience, from diagnosis through survivorship. We're the cancer center of choice for our region.

The UVA Cancer Center Mission

The mission of the UVA Health Cancer Center is to reduce the burden of cancer for the patients of today, through skilled, integrated, and compassionate care, and to eliminate the threat of cancer for the patients of tomorrow through research and education in an environment that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Statement on Diversity

For over 30 years, the University of Virginia Cancer Center has been conducting cutting-edge cancer research and providing exceptional cancer care to its community. The Cancer Center recognizes that diversity results in creative energy and innovative insights which are essential for the intellectual rigor of the Cancer Center and the social fabric of its community. As an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center and a scholarly community, UVA Cancer Center embraces its internal and external communities of all racial, ethnic, cultural, socio-economic, ableness, national and international backgrounds, without regard to religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or political affiliation.

UVA Cancer Center is committed to promoting inclusion and equity among its internal and external communities by creating an environment that supports and enables the success of a diverse community. The Cancer Center celebrates diversity in all its human dimensions, and sponsors and supports opportunities that allow for respectful and civil interactions among all individuals associated with UVA Cancer Center.

Who We Are

See who leads us: meet the UVA Cancer Center leadership team.