Welcome to the first issue of the UVM Cancer Center patient newsletter. We're a team of oncologists and support service providers sending you current resources. If you have a story idea, please let us know.


New Virtual Program for Cancer Survivors

The UVM Cancer Center is launching a "Transition to Wellness" virtual program to provide additional support for patients who have finished their cancer treatment.

Being done with your treatment can bring up issues you may not expect. These group sessions, co-led by a medical oncologist and health coach, include:

  • A one-on-one wellness consult with a health coach 
  • A personalized "Survivorship Care Plan" 
  • Six group visits focused on managing late and lingering side effects of cancer and tips for exercise, nutrition, sleep, stress management, and more.
  • One-on-one check-ins with a medical oncologist to talk through your concerns. 

All sessions will take place over Zoom. Contact the program coordinator to learn more.



Free Spring Gardening Program

This fun and free 9-week program will teach patients how to grow fresh veggies with a dash of meditation and a pinch of light physical activity.

All materials are provided; classes begin on April 26 and meet on Tuesdays from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. with five on-site workshops at the UVM Medical Center. Space is limited - sign up today!

Get Gardening

Support Groups for Patients, Survivors, and Caregivers

A new Breast Cancer Connection Circle with survivors Stacy Burnett and Rae Carter (pictured above with Uley) will offer a compassionate space for people navigating or recovering from breast cancer to build social connection and receive emotional support. This group is free and starts March 16 - sign up today!

The UVM Cancer Center has many free and virtual groups to give our cancer patients, caregivers, and survivors space to be together, share stories, and find support.

View All Support Groups

Cancer Center Innovations

The UVM Cancer Center embodies our patient care as well as academic research, community outreach, and educational programs for the next generation of cancer doctors and researchers.

Learn about our mission and our members' impactful work in this new edition of the Innovations publication.

Read the News

Free Weight Management Class

Maintaining a healthy weight can help prevent some cancer recurrence and other chronic health problems.

If you would like support managing your weight, join the spring Weight Loss to Wellness program which begins on Tuesday, February 22.

Join the Class

Clinical Trial for Lung Cancer Patients

UVM Cancer Center researcher and medical oncologist Hibba Rehman, M.D. is currently enrolling lung cancer patients in a clinical trial that explores using an online strength training program to slow sarcopenia a progressive muscle disorder that involves the loss of muscle mass and function.  

The trial is open to advanced stage lung cancer patients and the Cancer Center has resources available to supply an internet device, like a tablet or laptop computer, to those who need and qualify for that support.

Learn More

Tasty Recipe to Try: Toasted Spelt Soup with Escarole & Beans

Cozy soup for cold days... this simple recipe features whole grains, five different vegetables, a plant protein, and a small amount of optional meat.

Make the Recipe


Camp Ta-Kum-Ta

Cancer Patient Support Foundation

Dragonheart Vermont

Mahana Magic Foundation

Sail Beyond Cancer

Unite for Her

Vermont Cancer Support Network

Vermonters Taking Action Against Cancer

Wellness on Wheels


My Chart: Patient Portal

Cancer Center Support Groups

Financial Support and Community Referrals

Steps to Wellness: Cancer Rehabilitation

Nutrition Services

Integrative Therapies

Guide for New Patients

Innovations: Cancer Center Newsletter

Cancer Center Clinical Trials

Facebook  Twitter