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Upstate Medical to break ground on Upstate Cancer Center in Verona on Oct. 20

By Eric Reinhardt (


A rendering of the upcoming Upstate Cancer Center in Verona for which Upstate Medical University will hold a groundbreaking next Wednesday, Oct. 20. (Visual credit: Upstate Medical University website)

VERONA, N.Y. — Upstate Medical University plans to break ground on its new Upstate Cancer Center in Verona next Wednesday, Oct. 20.

The upcoming 30,000-square-foot facility will provide cancer care for residents of Madison and Oneida counties, Upstate Medical said. It’ll provide expanded diagnostic and treatment services in a location just off Exit 33 of the New York State Thruway.

Upstate Medical’s existing cancer center on Seneca Street in Oneida, about 15 minutes away, will relocate to Verona when the new office opens. The Verona site will be more than twice the size of the center in Oneida. The Upstate Cancer Center in Verona is expected to open in early 2023.

The Upstate Cancer Center in Verona will offer medical oncology, radiation therapy, surgical subspecialties, radiology, laboratory, pharmacy and consultative services like those found at the Upstate Cancer Center in downtown Syracuse.

“This new center will enable Upstate to expand the comprehensive, state-of-the-art cancer services that we provide at the Upstate Cancer Center in Syracuse to Verona. We will now be able to offer this level of care closer to home for many of our patients in Central New York,” Dr. Thomas Vandermeer, interim director of the Upstate Cancer Center, said in a statement.

The Upstate Cancer Center and its satellite branches recorded more than 100,000 patient visits in 2020, the organization noted.


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