The Transdisciplinary Team

The University of Vermont Cancer Center, representing a strong collaboration between the University of Vermont and University of Vermont Medical Center, is focused on advancing cancer research in ways that will most immediately have positive impact for those facing cancer in our region and beyond. Patients who are treated here have the concentrated attention of a team of doctors and other care providers who specialize in their specific type of cancer and who work cohesively to provide the most advanced and compassionate care possible.

Additionally, treatment teams partner with researchers and academic scholars, nurses, and others in cancer-specific Transdisciplinary Teams (TDT's). Each TDT is charged with formalizing a clinical research strategy, including clinical trial activity, based on local expertise and unmet needs for patients in our region.

University of Vermont Cancer Center members are encouraged to participate in TDT meetings and strategy in an effort to most efficiently and expeditiously align transnational research priorities with the needs of patients. The following is a list of currently active TDTs, along with TDT leaders, meeting schedules (if applicable) and contact information for each TDT.

Patients who wish to learn more about TDTs are encouraged to discuss this aspect of their care with their treatment team.

Leaders/Meeting Information


The following TDTs meet regularly:


Breast Oncology / Michelle Sowden, DO

Meetings: Second Monday of the month, 8-9 AM, Smith 426


Gastrointestinal Oncology / Steven Ades, MD

Meetings: Fifth Monday of the month, 7:30-8:30 AM, UVM Medical Center Trainer Conference Room, Main Pavilion 1-103


Genitourinary Oncology / Scott Perrapato, DO

Meetings: Fifth Thursday of each month, 7:30-8:30 AM, UVM Medical Center Trainer Conference Room, Main Pavilion 1-103


Gynecologic Oncology / Cheung Wong, MD

Meetings: ad hoc


Hematologic Oncology / Chris Holmes, MD, PhD

Meetings: First Friday of the month, 12-1 PM, Dermatology Conference Room, ACC third floor


Lung Oncology / Garth Garrison, MD

Meetings: Last Tuesday of the month, 12:30-1:30 PM, Dermatology Conference Room, ACC third floor



The following TDT's/Tumor Boards meet on an ad/hoc basis; contact leaders for more information.

In an effort to incorporate Radiology and Pathology, whose faculty and staff participate across TDT's, there are TDT liasons identified from these specialty areas:

Genomic Oncology Tumor Board Schedule

  • May 10 - HSRF 300, 12-1 PM
  • June 14 - HSRF 300, 12-1 PM
  • September 13 - McClure Lobby, 12-1 PM
  • October 11 - McClure Lobby, 12-1 PM
  • November 8 - HSRF 300, 12-1PM
  • December 13 - HSRF 300, 12-1 PM