University of Vermont

The University of Vermont Cancer Center

VCC Core Facilities

Core Facilities

VCC Core Facility

The cancer programs of the University of Vermont Cancer Center 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 University of Vermont Cancer Center Core Facilities and Clinical Research Office support initiatives that range from gene regulatory mechanisms to investigator-initiated trials. The University of Vermont Cancer Center 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 University of Vermont Cancer Center DNA Analysis, the Vermont Genetic Network Microarray, and the University of Vermont Cancer Center-College of Medicine Massively Parallel Sequencing Facilities.


The Biobank collects specimens of cancer and where possible adjacent normal tissues within a short time period from surgical resection. These specimens are made available to researchers along with associated clinical data.


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.

Flow Cytometry

The Flow Cytometry Facility provides state-of-the-art analytical flow cytometry capabilities to the University of Vermont Cancer Center 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.

Microscopy Imaging

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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