Our Mission Partners

North Carolina cancer centers stand at the forefront of cancer research and the V Foundation has awarded over $27 million in grants in our home state.

The V Foundation’s Victory Ride to Cure Cancer presented by CBS 17 benefits Duke Cancer Institute, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center, as well as breakthrough cancer research nationwide.

Duke Cancer Institute (DCI)

A collaborative powerhouse at the center of a world-renowned university and medical center, Duke Cancer Institute (DCI) is built to move forward rapid innovation and novel treatments.

Duke Cancer Institue

Established in 1973 as one of the original eight comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute, today, DCI cares for patients from every county in North Carolina, every state in the nation and from countries around the world. It is home to more than 300 researchers and physicians and is involved in clinical and research partnerships in India, China, Singapore and across the U.S.

“We are honored to partner with the V Foundation in its Victory Ride. We are grateful for our long relationship with the V Foundation and its visionary leadership, which has led to the funding of discoveries and innovations in cancer care that improve patients’ lives every day.” – DCI

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

The University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center brings together some of the most exceptional physicians and scientists in the country to investigate and improve the prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer. We are one of only 70 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country and the only public institution to earn this distinction in North Carolina.

Our faculty work in the laboratory, at the bedside and in the community to understand the causes of cancer at the genetic and environmental levels, to conduct groundbreaking laboratory research, and to translate findings into pioneering and innovative clinical trials.

“We are honored to be a partner in the V Foundation’s Victory Ride, and we are grateful for the investment the riders and donors are making in support of our research and their shared commitment to ending the burden of cancer.” – UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center in Winston-Salem, NC has a team of over 400 physicians and researchers focused on preventing, detecting, treating and beating cancer.

As the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in western North Carolina, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist (AHWFB) is recognized for the highest levels of expertise and a commitment to patient care, cancer research, including clinical trials, and education. The rapid pace of discovery and the early availability of many new cancer treatments at NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers gives an advantage in offering patients access to the latest therapies and treatment options, months or sometimes even years before non NCI-designated cancer centers.  Standout programs include enhanced Nurse Navigation Services, the Cancer Survivorship Clinic, the Office of Cancer Health Equity and a holistic approach to care with the Cancer Patient Support Program.  These programs and services set AHWFB apart and have brought about improved outcomes for patients.

“Curing cancer requires an extensive team approach of passionate and dedicated individuals who share the vision of a cancer free world.  We are thrilled to team up with the V Foundation and every participant riding toward a cure.” – Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center