Vermont Cancer Center Opens New Clinical Trials
Patients fighting lung cancer, leukemia, urinary tract cancer and breast cancer will have an opportunity to advance science and take part in new treatment options at Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center. The cancer center has opened seven new clinical trials in collaboration with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center.
The Cancer Center is actively enrolling patients in the clinical trials. Breast cancer trials include three designed to tackle invasive cancer and a fourth designed to determine whether adding a drug called Herceptin improves outcomes for women with ductal carcinoma in situ.
The announcement of new clinical trials is music to the ears of Erica Rogers, one of the organizers of a new group focused on raising money to support cancer patients receiving treatment at SVMC. On Saturday, May 31, from 2 p.m. to dark, the Cancer Center Community Crusaders is hosting its first Cupcake Crusade and Community Remembrance on the campus of Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, Benningotn, Vt. This public event will consist of a special cupcake contest with local judges, children’s activities, basket bingo, remembrance doves and a special candlelight ceremony. All the money raised will support Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, with the majority of the funds allocated to help cancer patients cope with day-to-day stressors, such as transportation costs and lost wages during treatment. A portion of the funds also will support local cancer research, such as the new clinical trials.
The community is invited to join the event by calling 802-447-5017 or by emailing [email protected]