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Multimedia: Important Accreditation for Fletcher Allen Cancer Treatment Covered by WCAX

Assistant professor and hematologist Dr. Julian Sprague speaks to WCAX about the recent international accreditation for the life-saving stem cell transplant cancer treatment program at Fletcher Allen. The treatment has been available since 1995, but not all Vermont patients were able to take advantage of it due to insurance restrictions. “But the FACT certification says hey, the University of Vermont - Fletcher Allen is measuring up to the same standards as Dana Farber Cancer Institute,” Sprague explains. More insurance companies will now be able to cover patients at the UVM facility, sparing many Vermonters the trek to Boston. Read and watch the story…