The cancer programs of the VCC are poised to understand the basic mechanisms causing cancer and provide novel dimensions to mechanistically and clinically understand cancer, cancer patients, and their social and physical environments.
To this effect, the VCC Core Facilities and Clinical Research Office support initiatives that range from gene regulatory mechanisms to investigator-initiated trials. The VCC cancer programs are exploring unique parameters of psychosocial and behavioral issues that are associated with cancer along with unique approaches to evaluating quality of care and assessment of health outcomes; emphasis is placed on delivery of cancer screening and treatment to rural and underserved populations.
Advanced Genome Technologies Core
The Advanced Genome Technologies Core is an overarching umbrella encompassing three distinct shared resource facility arms: The Vermont Cancer Center DNA Analysis, the Vermont Genetic Network Microarray, and the Vermont Cancer Center-College of Medicine Massively Parallel Sequencing Facilities.
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.
The Flow Cytometry Facility provides state-of-the-art analytical flow cytometry capabilities to VCC researchers. Investigators can use flow cytometry to analyze cells or cellular components for a wide range of immunologic, intracellular, genetic, and morphological characteristics. The facility features an EPICS XL four-color analytical flow cytometer that is capable of simultaneously collecting data from up to eleven parameters in parallel.
The Microscopy Imaging Center 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.
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