University of Vermont, Vermont Cancer Center

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Vermont Cancer Center
E-213 Given Building
89 Beaumont Avenue
Burlington, Vermont 05405
Phone: 802.656.4414
Fax: 802.656.8788
Email Address: vcc@unm.edu

Vermont Cancer Center is part of University of Vermont College of Medicine and Fletcher Allen Health Care. It is an administrative unit of the University of Vermont (UVM). The University of Vermont was founded in 1791 and it is currently one of the oldest continuously operated state universities in nation. Additionally, UVM is the only University in the State of Vermont and it is also home to the states only academic medical center. Fletcher Allen Health Care is a nonprofit teaching hospital and physician network. It is private and publicly supported. Fletcher Allen Health Care currently serves more than 850,000 people in the State of Vermont and in northeastern New York State.

Vermont Cancer Center is a National Cancer Institute Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center . It is one of only 39 comprehensive cancer centers by the National Cancer Institute. Located within the University of Vermont, Vermont Cancer Center (VCC) is a matrix-based organization. VCC’s core facilities are located in the new Health Science Research Facility on the College of Medicine campus. VCC clinical facilities allow integrated, multidisciplinary services for cancer diagnosis, outpatient treatment, and post-treatment follow up in a single ambulatory setting.

Vermont Cancer Center has several cancer care treatment centers and prevention programs including The Familial Cancer Program, Home Health Care and Hospices of Vermont, Vermont Hospitals, and the Department of Radiation Oncology at Fletcher Allen Health Care as well as Ladies First, Vermont Department of Health and Fletcher Allen Healthcare Tobacco Cessation Clinics.

The VCC Department of Radiation Oncology at Fletcher Allen Health Care houses the most advanced technology available for cancer care and treatment as well as a staff of experts and specialists including radiation oncologists, medical radiation physicists, dosimetrists, radiation therapists, and radiation oncology nurses.

The Department of Radiation Oncology team of specialists uses technologies including: 3D Conformal Radiation Therapy, Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), as indicated to provide those patients with the best possible treatment. The department is also equipped with two Linear Accelerators, and a large bore CT Simulator, and it also offers High-Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy, Prostate Seed Implant (PSI), Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS), Low-dose Rate Brachytherapy (LDR), and Total Body Irradiation (TBI).

In addition to the National Cancer Institute, the Department of Radiation Oncology at Fletcher Allen Health Care has the following affiliations: Hopelodge, the American Cancer Society (ACS), Dragonheart. and the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO).