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UVA Cancer Center Named to National ‘100 Great Oncology Programs’ List

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The University of Virginia Cancer Center has landed itself on the list of 100 great oncology programs for the 5th year in a row.

The national healthcare publication, Becker, says it chose UVA based on its participation in a national cancer research network, its status as a National Cancer Institute designated cancer center, and its ranking among the top 50 cancer centers nationally by U.S. News & World Report.

UVA is the only health system in Virginia to make the Becker list.

"It’s great…it's like making the World Series year after year for 5 years in a row. It’s a fantastic honor. We’re very privileged to receive the award,” said Thomas P. Loughran Jr., MD.

Dr. Loughran is the program's director, and says the oncology program has experts on every type of cancer.

University of Virginia Health System Press Release:

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct. 4, 2017 – For the fifth consecutive year, national healthcare publication Becker’s Hospital Review has named University of Virginia Cancer Center at UVA Medical Center to its list of 100 hospitals and health systems with great oncology programs.

UVA is the only health system in Virginia named on Becker’s 2017 list.

“Receiving this honor from Becker’s highlights our efforts both to provide excellent patient care as well as discover research breakthroughs in better understanding and treating cancer,” said Thomas P. Loughran Jr., MD, director of the UVA Cancer Center.

Health systems named to the list “lead the way in oncology expertise, outcomes, research and treatment options,” according to Becker’s.

In honoring UVA, Becker’s cited UVA’s participation in the Oncology Research Information Exchange Network (ORIEN), a national cancer research network seeking to better understand cancer at the molecular level and develop more targeted treatments for patients. Becker’s also noted UVA’s status as a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center and that UVA is the only cancer center in Virginia ranked among the top 50 nationally by U.S. News & World Report.

“Earning this award takes collaboration from team members throughout UVA Health System, and I thank all of our team members for their dedication to our patients,” said Pamela M. Sutton-Wallace, chief executive officer of UVA Medical Center.

Becker’s does not rank the hospitals and health systems named to its list; they are presented in alphabetical order.