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Women's Cancer Facts

  • The three leading cancers among women are breast cancer, lung cancer, and colorectal cancer.

  • Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women, followed by breast cancer and then colorectal cancer.

  • Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer for men and women combined in the US.

  • Each year in Vermont, an average of 130 people die from lung cancer, 93 women die from breast cancer, and 75 women die from colorectal cancer.

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Physicians and scientists at the University of Vermont Cancer Center and the University of Vermont Medical Center are engaged in a full range of basic, translational, clinical, and outcomes research that seeks to uncover new knowledge and understanding about cancer and the issues that affect people with the disease.

More information about the University of Vermont Cancer Center and the work performed by our researchers, clinicians, and scientists can be found at

Poster Session

The University of Vermont Cancer Center will host this year the Research Poster Session at the Breast Cancer Conference. University of Vermont Undergraduates, Master's Students, Medical Students, Pre-docs and Post-docs are invited to present posters on breast cancer-related research. This important event brings education and support to breast cancer survivors. As a researcher you will have the opportunity to meet with cancer survivors and introduce your research.

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