BENNINGTON >> Matthew Vernon, MD, radiation oncologist at the Cancer Center at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, will present on the installation of new technology for cancer treatment now available in Bennington. The program is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at the Manchester Community Library.
Obtained through a partnership with Dartmouth-Hitchcock, the new linear accelerator delivers external beam radiation treatments to treat cancer cells in all parts and organs of the body. Cancer patients receiving radiation therapy typically undergo 5 – 7 weeks of daily treatments. This technology allows radiation oncologist Dr. Matthew Vernon to improve every aspect of that challenging time. Treatments will be 75 percent faster and more targeted, which reduces radiation of healthy tissue and lessens side effects.
Vernon received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and his undergraduate education at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He completed his residency at the University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics in Minneapolis and an internship at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, St. Joseph, in Milwaukee, Wisc.. He is board certified in Radiation Oncology and has served on the medical staff at SVMC since 2013.