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Winter 2020 Issue

Momentum: Moving toward a future without cancer.

  • No Sugarcoating

    Survivor details cancer ordeal that a vaccine can now prevent


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    No Sugarcoating
  • SPOREs

    Seeds of discovery yield clinical advances for patients


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    SPOREs
  • A Clear Goal

    Action plan addresses rampant lung cancer mortality


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    A Clear Goal
  • Southern Connection

    Telehealth bridges the gap in rural cancer care


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    Southern Connection

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Picture This

The survivors celebration, a free event co-sponsored by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, is for anyone whose life has been touched by cancer. The turnout for the 2019 event was at capacity with survivors, families, caregivers and volunteers. Resource tables staffed by volunteers provided information on survivorship, community support […]

Innovations

Ishmeal Boles was so sick with cancer he was out of his mind. His lung cancer, which had gone undiagnosed, had spread to his liver, spine and brain when he was transferred from a community hospital to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. “For three weeks, he didn’t know he was in this world; he didn’t know […]

My Story

Blessings come in all shapes and sizes. Lately, I have been seeing them all around me. I guess I first started really noticing them when one of my best friends died from respiratory issues. His friendship was such a blessing, and because of that, I decided to quit smoking after 43 years. I got what […]