Eastern Connecticut Hematology and Oncology Associates
330 Washington St #220
Norwich, Connecticut 06360
(860) 886-8362 http://www.echoassociates.org

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In 1985 Dr. Dennis Slater moved from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer in New York, to Norwich, Connecticut, in response to recruitment from The William W. Backus Hospital for a medical oncologist. He began a private practice with the goal of developing a program that would allow patients to receive state of the art cancer care within their own community. 



Two years later Dr. Kandhasamy Jagathambal from Long Island Jewish Hospital in New York, joined Dr. Slater and together, they established the Norwich Cancer Center. Shortly thereafter Dr. Mandeep Dhami from the University of Connecticut came on board adding his expertise in thrombosis, hemostasis, and hematology. At that time ECHO Associates (Eastern Connecticut Hematology/Oncology) was born. As the number of patients and services increased, Dr. Dinesh Kapur from St. Francis Hospital in Hartford joined ECHO. He also serves as Clinical Director for Cancer Services at Backus Hospital. Dr. Anca Bulgaru completed a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at Montefiore Hospital in New York and joined the practice in 2003. In 2008 having completed a fellowship at the John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Dr. Jie Yang, teamed up with ECHO. Dr. Renuka Dulala, our newest associate, completed a fellowship at Long Island Jewish Hospital in NY and came on board in 2009. 



Presently seven board certified physicians, two board certified nurse practitioners, one physician assistant, nine registered nurses, 3 licensed practical nurses and a support staff of over 60 employees make up a team to provide our patients with a wide range of medical and support services.



Research plays an important role in our practice. We participate in many pharmaceutical trials including ECOG, NSABP, NCI and Pharmaceutical sponsored studies. You and your doctor can decide if a clinical trial would be right for you.



We are proud of our relationship with The ECHO Cancer Foundation, a private not-for-profit organization whose mission is dedicated to providing supportive services, guidance and education to cancer patients and their caregivers.



Our expanded offices and services are located in the Medical Office Building of Backus Hospital (just upstairs from Radiation Therapy and close to the Cancer Inpatient Unit at Backus). We believe our goal of providing comprehensive, state of the art community cancer care has been met. We will always strive to remain responsive to our patients, their families, and our community.

We've found
38 trials
at this facility
Neuroendocrine Carcinoma Clinical Trial
Octreotide and Interferon Alfa-2b or Bevacizumab in Treating Patients With Metastatic or Locally Advanced, High-Risk Neuroendocrine Tumor
Status: Enrolling
Updated: 1/27/2012
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Oncology Clinical Trial
Chemotherapy With or Without Bevacizumab in Treating Patients With Recurrent or Metastatic Head and Neck Cancer
Status: Enrolling, Phase III
Updated: 2/5/2015
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Norwich, CT
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Oncology Clinical Trial
Enzalutamide With or Without Abiraterone and Prednisone in Treating Patients With Castration-Resistant Metastatic Prostate Cancer
Status: Enrolling, Phase III
Updated: 9/18/2015
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Norwich, CT
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Oncology Clinical Trial
Tamoxifen Citrate, Letrozole, Anastrozole, or Exemestane With or Without Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Invasive RxPONDER Breast Cancer
Status: Enrolling, Phase III
Updated: 4/5/2016
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Norwich, CT
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Hematology, Oncology Clinical Trial
Lenalidomide or Observation in Treating Patients With Asymptomatic High-Risk Smoldering Multiple Myeloma
Status: Enrolling, Phase II, III
Updated: 4/5/2016
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Norwich, CT
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Prostate Cancer Clinical Trial
S1216, Phase III ADT+TAK-700 vs. ADT+Bicalutamide for Metastatic Prostate Cancer
Status: Enrolling, Phase III
Updated: 12/8/2015
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Norwich, CT
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Lymphoma Clinical Trial
Rituximab and Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Diffuse Large B-Cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Status: Enrolling, Phase III
Updated: 2/13/2013
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Norwich, CT
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Oncology Clinical Trial
Paclitaxel, Carboplatin, and Bevacizumab With or Without Cixutumumab in Treating Patients With Stage IV or Recurrent Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Status: Enrolling
Updated: 3/18/2013
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Norwich, CT
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Breast Cancer Clinical Trial
Early Surgery or Standard Palliative Therapy in Treating Patients With Stage IV Breast Cancer
Status: Enrolling, Phase III
Updated: 9/16/2014
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Norwich, CT
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Prostate Cancer Clinical Trial
Surgery With or Without Docetaxel and Leuprolide or Goserelin in Treating Patients With High-Risk Localized Prostate Cancer
Status: Enrolling, Phase III
Updated: 3/13/2015
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Norwich, CT
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Oncology Clinical Trial
Bevacizumab With or Without Trebananib in Treating Patients With Recurrent Brain Tumors
Status: Enrolling, Phase II
Updated: 8/22/2014
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Norwich, CT
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Oncology Clinical Trial
Ipilimumab With or Without Bevacizumab in Treating Patients With Stage III-IV Melanoma That Cannot Be Removed by Surgery
Status: Enrolling, Phase II
Updated: 3/16/2016
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Norwich, CT
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Neurology, Oncology Clinical Trial
Radiation Therapy With or Without Temozolomide in Treating Patients With Low-Grade Glioma
Status: Enrolling, Phase III
Updated: 12/4/2012
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Norwich, CT
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Oncology Clinical Trial
Paclitaxel and Carboplatin With or Without Bevacizumab in Treating Patients With Stage II, Stage III, or Stage IV Ovarian Epithelial Cancer, Primary Peritoneal Cancer, or Fallopian Tube Cancer
Status: Enrolling
Updated: 9/4/2013
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Norwich, CT
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Oncology Clinical Trial
Ipilimumab or High-Dose Interferon Alfa-2b in Treating Patients With High-Risk Stage III-IV Melanoma That Has Been Removed by Surgery
Status: Enrolling, Phase III
Updated: 3/17/2016
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Norwich, CT
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Oncology Clinical Trial
Gemcitabine Hydrochloride With or Without Erlotinib Hydrochloride Followed By the Same Chemotherapy Regimen With or Without Radiation Therapy and Capecitabine or Fluorouracil in Treating Patients With Pancreatic Cancer That Has Been Removed By Surgery
Status: Enrolling, Phase II, III
Updated: 4/5/2016
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Norwich, CT
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Oncology Clinical Trial
Ziv-Aflibercept in Treating Patients With Metastatic or Unresectable Kidney Cancer
Status: Enrolling, Phase II
Updated: 4/4/2016
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Norwich, CT
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Oncology Clinical Trial
Hormone Therapy With or Without Combination Chemotherapy in Treating Women Who Have Undergone Surgery for Node-Negative Breast Cancer (The TAILORx Trial)
Status: Enrolling, Phase III
Updated: 4/5/2016
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Norwich, CT
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Clinical Trial
Oxaliplatin, Leucovorin Calcium, and Fluorouracil With or Without Bevacizumab in Treating Patients Who Have Undergone Surgery for Stage II Colon Cancer
Status: Enrolling, Phase III
Updated: 4/5/2016
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Norwich, CT
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Cardiology / Vascular Diseases Clinical Trial
Acute Venous Thrombosis: Thrombus Removal With Adjunctive Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis
Status: Enrolling, Phase III
Updated: 1/7/2016
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Norwich, CT
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Prostate Cancer Clinical Trial
Hormone Therapy and Radiation Therapy or Hormone Therapy and Radiation Therapy Followed by Docetaxel and Prednisone in Treating Patients With Localized Prostate Cancer
Status: Enrolling, Phase III
Updated: 3/3/2016
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Norwich, CT
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Oncology Clinical Trial
Nivolumab With or Without Ipilimumab in Treating Patients With Metastatic or Unresectable Sarcoma
Status: Enrolling, Phase II
Updated: 3/21/2016
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Norwich, CT
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Oncology Clinical Trial
Radiation Therapy With or Without Trastuzumab in Treating Women With Ductal Carcinoma In Situ Who Have Undergone Lumpectomy
Status: Enrolling, Phase III
Updated: 4/5/2016
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Norwich, CT
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Oncology Clinical Trial
Everolimus With or Without Bevacizumab in Treating Patients With Advanced Kidney Cancer That Progressed After First-Line Therapy
Status: Enrolling, Phase III
Updated: 4/5/2016
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Norwich, CT
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Oncology Clinical Trial
A Registry of Sipuleucel-T Therapy in Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer
Status: Enrolling
Updated: 2/29/2016
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Norwich, CT
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Oncology Clinical Trial
Paclitaxel, Polyglutamate Paclitaxel, or Observation in Treating Patients With Stage III or Stage IV Ovarian Epithelial, Peritoneal Cancer, or Fallopian Tube Cancer
Status: Enrolling, Phase III
Updated: 3/17/2016
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Norwich, CT
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Colorectal Cancer Clinical Trial
S1406 Phase II Study of Irinotecan and Cetuximab With or Without Vemurafenib in BRAF Mutant Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
Status: Enrolling, Phase II
Updated: 4/4/2016
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Norwich, CT
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Oncology Clinical Trial
Chemotherapy With or Without Bevacizumab in Treating Patients With Stage IB, Stage II, or Stage IIIA Non-small Cell Lung Cancer That Was Removed By Surgery
Status: Enrolling, Phase III
Updated: 4/5/2016
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Norwich, CT
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Clinical Trial
Sunitinib Malate or Sorafenib Tosylate in Treating Patients With Kidney Cancer That Was Removed By Surgery
Status: Enrolling, Phase III
Updated: 4/5/2016
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Norwich, CT
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Breast Cancer Clinical Trial
Letrozole in Treating Postmenopausal Women Who Have Received Hormone Therapy for Hormone Receptor-Positive Breast Cancer
Status: Enrolling, Phase III
Updated: 2/5/2016
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Norwich, CT
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Oncology Clinical Trial
Bevacizumab and Intravenous or Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With Stage II-III Ovarian Epithelial Cancer, Fallopian Tube Cancer, or Primary Peritoneal Cancer
Status: Enrolling, Phase III
Updated: 3/25/2016
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Norwich, CT
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Oncology Clinical Trial
Dabrafenib and Trametinib Followed by Ipilimumab and Nivolumab or Ipilimumab and Nivolumab Followed by Dabrafenib and Trametinib in Treating Patients With Stage III-IV BRAFV600 Melanoma
Status: Enrolling, Phase III
Updated: 3/25/2016
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Norwich, CT
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Oncology Clinical Trial
Gemcitabine Hydrochloride and Cisplatin With or Without Bevacizumab in Treating Patients With Advanced Urinary Tract Cancer
Status: Enrolling, Phase III
Updated: 4/5/2016
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Norwich, CT
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Oncology Clinical Trial
NCI-MATCH: Targeted Therapy Directed by Genetic Testing in Treating Patients With Advanced Refractory Solid Tumors or Lymphomas
Status: Enrolling, Phase II
Updated: 4/5/2016
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Norwich, CT
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Breast Cancer Clinical Trial
Chemotherapy With or Without Bevacizumab in Treating Women With Stage I, Stage II, or Stage IIIA Breast Cancer That Can Be Removed By Surgery
Status: Enrolling, Phase III
Updated: 2/5/2016
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Norwich, CT
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Clinical Trial
Lenalidomide and Dexamethasone With or Without Thalidomide in Treating Patients With Multiple Myeloma
Status: Enrolling, Phase III
Updated: 2/22/2016
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Norwich, CT
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Oncology Clinical Trial
Chemotherapy With or Without Trastuzumab After Surgery in Treating Women With Invasive Breast Cancer
Status: Enrolling, Phase III
Updated: 4/5/2016
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Norwich, CT
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Clinical Trial
Postoperative Chemotherapy With or Without Bevacizumab for Patients With Stage II or III Rectal Cancer
Status: Enrolling, Phase III
Updated: 1/28/2016
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Norwich, CT
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