The Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center

On April 4, 2011, the five-story, 150,000-square-foot Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center opened its doors to patients, providing state-of-the-art therapies and comprehensive cancer care all under one roof.

Key Features of the Couric Center

  • Complete patient and family services, including a patient education resource center, counseling space and Flourish Positive Image Boutique
  • Eco-friendly design with natural light and garden spaces to surround patients with an atmosphere of hope and healing
  • Quiet spaces for relaxation, including a meditation room and activity areas

About Emily Couric

Emily Couric wanted a place where cancer patients would be treated with respect, where they could confront their disease with grace and dignity and where they would be encouraged and sustained in their recovery.

Before losing her own battle with pancreatic cancer, Couric asked the University to envision a cancer center that met the individual needs of each patient and that treated the whole person, not just the disease.

In September 2006, the University of Virginia Board of Visitors approved the naming of the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center, paying tribute to the late state senator and her efforts to acquire new resources for cancer care and research in Virginia.