About VCSN - The Vermont Cancer Survivor Network
The Vermont Cancer Survivor Network (VCSN) is a 501(C)3, not-for-profit, organization founded in 2007 by cancer survivors to create a voice for cancer survivors in Vermont.
Timeline for the Vermont Cancer Survivor Network
- Created in 2005 as a committee to implement the Vermont State Cancer Plan strategies for cancer survivorship.
- Created by and for cancer survivors and caregivers to improve the quality of life for Vermont cancer survivors
- Developed a focus group study of Vermont cancer survivors in 2006
- Incorporated as a not for profit charitable organization in 2007
- Developed and instituted pilot study for Kindred Connections, a peer-to-peer support program in Washington and Orleans counties in 2007
- Refined Kindred Connections program and introduced in 2 new areas in 2008
- Developed and participated in the Cancer Survivor Community Study, a National Cancer Institute funded research project with the University of Vermont. This first of its kind study created a Vermont cancer survivor registry and a survey of unmet needs for cancer survivors. 2008-2011.
- Kindred Connections provides peer to peer support and is available across the state of Vermont.
David Cranmer, Current President
Ellen Fein, Past President