There are numerous core facilities and shared resources available to members of the University of Vermont Cancer Center to support them in their research efforts. The goal of these resources is to provide advanced technology and expertise as a part of the research team. Core facilities offering services to members include the following:
Vermont Integrative Genomics Resource - VIGR
The Vermont Integrative Genomics Resource is an overarching umbrella encompassing four distinct shared resource facility arms:
The Biobank collects specimens of cancer and where possible adjacent normal tissues within a short time period from surgical resection. These specimens are made available to researchers along with associated clinical data.
The Biostatistics Facility develops and maintains a comprehensive coordinated program of research support covering biostatistics, statistical genetics, and epidemiology for biomedical and health-related research activities.
Cancer Translational Research Laboratory
The Cancer Translational Research Laboratory (CTRL) is dedicated to improving the development of collaborative transdisciplinary partnerships between scientists and physician investigators.
The Microscopy Imaging Center (MIC) is designed as a multi-user resource for the collection and analysis of biological images for clinical and research applications. The MIC consists of ten microscopy-based imaging systems. At the light and electron microscopic levels, it provides state of the art, quality assured, morphologically oriented services.