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Paula’s Story

Monday, October 11th, 2021

You can make an impact for patients like Paula when you make a donation to Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. Give today.

Pierre Massion

Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

Pierre Massion, MD, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and Professor of Medicine, an internationally known expert on early detection and prevention strategies for lung cancer, died April 4 of an apparent heart attack. He was 58. Dr. Massion was director of the Cancer Early Detection and Prevention Initiative and co-leader of the Cancer Health Outcomes and Control […]

We are making progress

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

At Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, we have multiple research laboratories dedicated to specific types of cancer, where investigators delve into cancer etiologies and search for better treatments. For example, a laboratory group led by Dr. Michael Savona focuses on preventing and treating blood cancers, such as leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome. The cover story in this issue […]

Philanthropist honored

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

A gift in memory of music industry executive and community philanthropist Phran Galante will support the work of Christine Lovly, MD, PhD, associate professor of Medicine and Ingram Professor of Cancer Research, to improve targeted therapies for lung cancer. Galante was a champion for homeless pets, sick children and cancer research in her philanthropic endeavors. […]

Q+A: Psych-Oncology

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

Michael Radyko, PMHNP-BC, APN, LCSW, leads the Psychology-Oncology Program, which offers mental health support to cancer patients. Q Is this a new service for cancer patients? A The psychology-oncology program was launched in September 2020 after some earlier pilot initiatives. It is a joint venture between Vanderbilt Behavioral Health and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center to support […]

Journal Watch

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

People at high genetic risk for colorectal cancer benefit more from lifestyle changes People with a high polygenic risk score for colorectal cancer could benefit more by preventing the disease by leading healthy lifestyles than those at lower genetic risk, according to a study by Vanderbilt researchers published in the April issue of The American […]

At the Helm

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

Art Rich is a production manager who makes big events happen — big events like Broadway plays, concert tours, corporate conferences and even Nashville’s CMA Fest. He has his eyes focused on the lighting, his ears attuned to the sound, and his scheduling of logistics perfectly organized for these events. He knows that the right […]

Our aging blood

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

Lianfei Xu and her husband were just weeks away from traveling to their native China to visit family in the fall of 2014 when she learned that her dad hadn’t been feeling well and was going into the hospital to have some tests. “We were planning to visit my husband’s family on the other side […]

Prevention Progress

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

Lung cancer and colorectal cancer are the leading causes of cancer deaths in the United States, and even though more Americans now qualify at younger ages for early-detection screenings, many are missing out. The expansion of screening guidelines occurred simultaneously with the ongoing COVID pandemic when people are delaying these potentially life-saving procedures. Cheryl Livingston […]

Everyone deserves to be healthy

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

Consuelo Wilkins, MD, MSCI, Senior Vice President for Health Equity and Inclusive Excellence for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and Senior Associate Dean for Health Equity and Inclusive Excellence for Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, always knew she wanted to be a physician. Born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, she was drawn to the […]

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