About Us

The Vernon Cancer Center provides personalized cancer care in a private and comfortable setting close to home.

Through the tremendous support and generosity of our community and beyond, the Center recognizes and honors Joan and James Vernon of Weston, Massachusetts. Joan, a nurse and caregiver to many friends and community members, passed away in 2005 from cancer. Her husband, James Vernon, MD, Surgeon at Newton-Wellesley Hospital for nearly four decades, helped design and guide the Center.

Comprehensive, Compassionate Cancer Care
At the Joan and James Vernon Cancer Center at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, we offer our patients comprehensive cancer care. Our multi-disciplinary team believes in a patient-centered care model that provides the most up to date treatments and addresses patients' and their families' physical and emotional needs.

The Cancer Center provides a convenient location for patients to receive all of their care by a team of physicians they know and trust. The Center’s soothing environment with comforting aesthetic features creates a warm and relaxing atmosphere. Patients who are cared for at the Center experience a support system throughout their entire treatment, providing a seamless and nurturing journey through their cancer treatment.

Commitment to Excellence
The entire team at the Vernon Cancer Center is committed to delivering advanced, sophisticated treatment in a compassionate environment. From diagnosis to recovery and through long-term follow-up care, cancer care specialists are dedicated to supporting patients and their families while helping them maintain their quality of life. Our team at the Center has set high standards to ensure that cancer patients receive not only outstanding care but also personalized attention when they come to Newton-Wellesley.
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Unique to a community setting, our Cancer Center staff conducts ongoing investigations of advanced cancer treatment with access to a wide range of clinical trials, which enables access to new therapies as they become available.

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