Clinical trials connect patients with cutting-edge treatment options while also advancing knowledge and care for cancer patients everywhere. Nearly all current prevention, detection, treatment, and supportive care options available today have come to us thanks to clinical trials research.

Your physicians, nurses and staff make up the clinical research team that collaboratively focus on offering the very best care for you and your family. The University of Vermont Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office (CTO) supports ground-breaking cancer research advancements by facilitating collaborative, high-quality clinical and translational research (applying what we've learned in the lab to clinical trials) aimed at enhancing the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer. The CTO upholds the highest standards of clinical research by ensuring patient safety, regulatory compliance, and data integrity, while enhancing the lives of those at risk for and affected by cancer.

UVM Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office

For patient related clinical matters, please call (802) 847-8400.

For administrative matters, please use the contact information below.

Steven Ades, MD, MSc
Medical Director, Clinical Trials Office

Professor of Medicine, LCOM
Phone: (802) 656-2021
Fax: (802) 656-8788

Christa Varnadoe, DNP, AGNP-C, OCN, CCRP
Administrative Director, Clinical Trials Office
Professor of Medicine, LCOM
Phone: (802) 656-9452
Fax: (802) 656-8788


For additional information regarding a trial, please call: (802) 656-4414, ext. 2

Mailing Address:
The Courtyard at Given
4th Floor North
89 Beaumont Avenue
Burlington, VT  05405


Clinical Trials Resources

Clinical Trials Information from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) provides information about cancer research studies at sites nationwide.

The NCI Cancer Research Portfolio web site provides a structure for searching, organizing, and analyzing research supported by NCI by organ/cancer site and/or by broad area of scientific interest.

Center Watch is a clinical trials listing service that lists more than 41,000 industry- and government-sponsored clinical trials as well as new drug therapies recently approved by the FDA.

Coalition of National Cancer Cooperative Groups has information for physicians, patient advocates, patients, and families on cancer clinical trials.

Looking for a non-cancer related clinical trial?

Office of Clinical Trials Research serves as the main place to learn more about non-cancer related clinical trials research at UVM.