Danville River Region Cancer Task Force
The Dan River Region Cancer Task Force is a collaboration of community organizations that provides guidance so that cancer control and prevention programs and research are connected and serving the best interest of those living in the region. The Task Force is a collaborative between the UVA Cancer Center and VCU Massey Cancer Center and has representation from over 20 regional organizations including representatives from healthcare, community based organizations and faith-based organizations.
The Task Force has worked on a number of initiatives of the years. Most recently, they have focused on improving cancer survivorship, colorectal cancer screening, radon and lay community education.
Cancer Task Force Meetings
The Cancer Task Force meets on the last Monday of every month from 12:30pm – 1:30pm. Participants are encouraged to meet in person but can also participate virtually.
To learn more about the Task Force and find out when our next meeting is, please contact us.
Links for members (permission required to access)
List of members as of 2020
American Cancer Society
American Lung Association
Cancer Survivor/s (including the teacher of Throw Paint at Cancer!)
Centra Medical Group
Cherrystone Missionary Baptist Association
Danville Community College School of Nursing
Danville - Pittsylvania Cancer Association
Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority
Martinsville Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness & Ladies First
Southern Area Agency on Aging
Susan G. Komen Virginia Blue Ridge Affiliate | Pittsylvania County Breast Health Ambassador
The Health Collaborative | Community Health Workers
Virginia Department of Health |Pittsylvania/Danville Health District
Sovah Health & Sovah Cancer Center
University of Virginia Cancer Center
VCU Massey Cancer Center | Cancer Research and Resource Center