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Upstate to cut the ribbon on the Upstate Cancer Center at Verona Sept. 26

Local dignitaries, a cancer patient and Upstate Medical University officials will be on hand to cut the ribbon on the new Upstate Cancer Center in Verona Sept. 26. Ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. with a public open house at the facility from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The new center is located at 5548 East Main Street in Verona.

The new spacious 30,000 square foot facility will feature expanded diagnostic and treatment services and spaces for all cancers and will provide medical oncology, radiation therapy, surgical subspecialties, radiology, laboratory, pharmacy, consultative services and a cancer-fighting arsenal that includes the Varian TrueBeam, a radiotherapy system that helps deliver powerful cancer treatments with pinpoint accuracy.

“We continue to meet one of our goals to provide seamless cancer care closer to home with the opening of the Upstate Cancer Center at Verona,” said Thomas Vandermeer, MD, FACS, interim director of the Upstate Cancer Center.   

With the opening of the Verona facility, the Upstate Cancer Center now provides services in numerous locations, including the Patricia J. Numann Center for Breast, Endocrine & Plastic Surgery, Waters Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders, the Upstate Cancer Center (Gynecologic Oncology) at Madison Irving Medical Center, Upstate Cancer Center at Hill Medical Center, Gamma Knife Center at Upstate University Hospital, Upstate Cancer Center at Upstate Community Hospital, Upstate Cancer Center at Oswego.

The center is expected to begin seeing patients in October.