The UVA Cancer Center Mission
The mission of the University of Virginia (UVA) 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 and equity.
Our vision is to achieve NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center designation, provide the premier patient experience from diagnosis through survivorship, and become the cancer center of choice for patients, physicians, and employees.
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 Cancer Center and a scholarly community, the 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.
The 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 the Cancer Center.