• NIH Awards $20M to UVM and Maine Medical Center To Address Rural Health Challenges
    July 13, 2017
  • National Cancer Institute Acting Director Lowy to Discuss HPV Vaccine 5/12
    May 10, 2017
    On Friday May 12, 2017, Douglas Lowy, M.D., acting director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), will visit the University of Vermont (UVM) Cancer Center and deliver a J. Walter Juckett Distinguished lecture on the development and future of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.
  • Sprague’s Study on Benchmarks for Determining When Biopsies are Needed Featured in National Media
    March 1, 2017
    With mammography technology shifting from film to digital, cancer detection rates have improved but so have abnormal interpretation rates.
  • Lian and Stein Recognized as AAAS Fellows
    February 21, 2017
    University of Vermont Cancer Center members Jane Lian, Ph.D., and Janet Stein, Ph.D., have been elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in recognition of their contributions to innovation, education, and scientific leadership. The announcement of the AAAS 2016 Fellows was featured in the November 25, 2016 issue of Science.
  • Holmes Discusses Using Genetics to Predict Clot Risk
    December 22, 2016
    Among the side effects experienced by cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy is a higher risk of blood clots, but determining which patients are most likely to get them is a challenge for physicians.
  • Janssen-Heininger Receives Inaugural NHLBI Outstanding Investigator Award
    December 20, 2016
    Antioxidant therapies may hold promise for the nearly 25 million Americans suffering from asthma, and additional 140,000 people diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, but to date, determining exactly how to modify them into a feasible treatment has proved challenging.
  • Vice President Biden Brings 'Cancer Moonshot' to UVM
    October 21, 2016
    “If you are ever going to be involved in cancer research, this is the moment,” Vice President Joe Biden told a packed Davis Center ballroom at the University of Vermont Oct. 21. “This is the inflection point.”
  • Waldron Lecturer Connor Presents with Panel on Patient- & Family-Centered Care 9/14 at 8 a.m.
    September 13, 2016
    The University of Vermont Cancer Center is hosting two events as part of the Waldron Lecture series on Tuesday, September 13 and Wednesday September 14, 2016 featuring Maureen Connor, R.N., M.P.H., an oncology nurse and leader in the field of patient- and family-centered care.
  • Sprague Study Finds “Dense Breasts” Diagnosis Varies Widely Among Radiologists
    July 19, 2016
    In May, Vermont became the 28th state to adopt legislation mandating reporting of breast density information to patients. New University of Vermont (UVM) research - published July 18, 2016 in the Annals of Internal Medicine - shows that density assessment, as currently practiced, is subjective and highly variable across radiologists and warns of the implications of relying on the subjective measurement for clinical decision-making for breast cancer screening.
  • Toth’s NCI Grant Will Test Muscle-rebuilding Strategy in Breast Cancer Patients
    April 25, 2016
    He’s not a personal trainer, but University of Vermont Associate Professor of Medicine Michael Toth, Ph.D., has an idea for counteracting the muscle loss that commonly occurs in cancer patients. What causes this loss in muscle loss – or atrophy – with cancer and its treatment is still not known, but Toth believes that the reduction in physical activity during cancer treatment may be an important factor.
  • Holmes and Cancer Center Host Research Symposium on Bleeding and Cancer
    April 28, 2016
    The University of Vermont Cancer Center’s annual Clinical and Translational Research Symposium took place on Friday, April 29, 2016 in the UVM Medical Center’s Davis Auditorium and provided a day of learning and scientific collaboration on the topic of “Thrombosis, Hemostasis, and Cancer.” Experts from across North America joined UVM Cancer Center members and colleagues to discuss the science of bleeding, blood clots, and related complications in cancer care.
  • Cancer Center Holds Juckett Lecture and 2nd Annual Men’s Health & Cancer Conference
    June 21, 2016
    The University of Vermont Cancer Center presented two events at the College of Medicine on June 23 and June 24 to highlight important research and information relating to men’s health and cancer.
  • Sprague, Weaver & Stein to Study Mechanisms Underlying Idle vs. Progessive Early Stage Breast Cancers
    November 11, 2015
    While better technology and screening practices have led to the detection of more breast cancers in women—many of which fall into a broad category of early-stage cancer, including ductal carcinoma in situ or DCIS—researchers still do not understand why some of these early cancers remain idle, while others progress. With the support of a new, $3.7 million federal grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Vermont (UVM) Cancer Center will be looking to answer this question.

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