Welcome to the Vernon Cancer Center

With recent technological advancements and improvements in early detection, diagnosis and treatment – cancer is now, more than ever, a treatable and survivable disease. Serving Greater Boston communities, The Joan and James Vernon Cancer Center at Newton-Wellesley Hospital offers patients an entire realm of cancer care, expert and innovative services and advanced treatment options. Our mission is to deliver comprehensive, compassionate care while providing a sense of hope and comfort to patients and their families in a setting close to home.

Patient Story

 Becky's Story: Battling Breast Cancer During Pregnancy

Becky Eccher was just 34 years old and five weeks pregnant when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Becky and her husband share their personal story and reflect on the experiences they had throughout her diagnosis and treatment at Newton-Wellesley Hospital.


This year the Vernon Cancer Center turns five! To celebrate that milestone, we have published our first newsletter. The goal is to provide this as a means to keep our referring physicians informed about new treatments, protocols and up-to-date practice guidelines. Additionally, it will keep readers informed about many of the advances in cancer care as well as learning about programs offered at the VCC.
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Multidisciplinary Care

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Quality - CoC Award

Newton-Wellesley Hospital was recently presented with the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Newton-Wellesley Hospital is one of a select group of only 20 U.S. health care facilities with accredited cancer programs to receive this national honor for surveys performed January 1 – June 30, 2015. 
The award acknowledges cancer programs that achieve excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients.

The CoC Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA) recognizes the outstanding effort and commitment by your entire cancer team, including the clinical and volunteer staff, as well as, the administration at your institution for providing high quality cancer care to your patients, and in meeting and exceeding the standards set by our Accreditation Program," says 
Daniel P. McKellar, MD, FACS, Chair of the CoC. "Not only have you met the required standards of our Accreditation Program, but you have also excelled in all areas where Commendation is available to programs that exceed the required standard.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the Center or would like to make an appointment, please contact us at:

Vernon Cancer Center
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA, 02462
Phone: 617-219-1230

Getting Here

The Vernon Cancer Center is located at the West Entrance of Newton-Wellesley Hospital.

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  • Community

    Dover Knitting Group Supports Cancer Patients & Babies at Newton-Wellesley
    The Ladies Knitting Committee, within the Town of Dover’s Council on Aging, is comprised of knitting enthusiasts who started knitting items for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and babies at Newton-Wellesley back in the spring of 2012.

    Hundreds of hats, booties and blankets/shawls have since been knitted “with love” and given to cancer patients and newborn/preemie babies at the Hospital. 

    Thank you, Ladies Knitting Committee, for your incredible generosity!


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    Classes - Yoga, CPR, and more

    Newton-Wellesley offers a variety of wellness center and childbirth education classes throughout the year. Learn CPR, practice yoga, prepare a sibling for a new child in the family, and more.
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    2015 Top Docs List

    More than 30 Newton-Wellesley affiliated physicians made Boston magazine's annual list recognizing some of the area's best doctors.
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    Hospital Ranked #11

    US News and World Report has ranked Newton-Wellesley Hospital 11th in Massachusetts.
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