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News: Director’s Letter

Warm welcome

Monday, November 7th, 2022

I’m excited as the new director of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center to share with you some thoughts and updates. I have already experienced warm welcomes from so many of you in this new role, and it has reminded me how truly special our cancer center is. Thanks to all of you for making my transition […]

Stepping down

Friday, April 29th, 2022

It has been my distinct honor to serve as the director of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center for the past 15 years. I recently announced that I am stepping down on June 30 to serve as the chief scientific and strategy officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center and will continue to serve as Executive VUMC Vice […]

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 […]

Personalized Care

Monday, March 1st, 2021

A cancer diagnosis is startling for anyone at any age, but it’s particularly daunting for young adults. Whether they’ve already charted a life course or are still considering various paths, a cancer diagnosis can cast them adrift and leave them spinning, not knowing which direction to turn. The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Young Adult Program helps […]

Evidence-based care

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Safeguarding our cancer patients, many of whom may have compromised immune systems, has always been a priority at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. The ongoing pandemic has made these safeguards more important than ever. We have implemented additional measures, including mask requirements, physical distancing and special cleaning regimens, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus that causes […]

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

The team at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is working with many different health care systems to improve chances of survival for people residing in a region of the country with the highest cancer mortality. Kentucky has the highest rate of cancer deaths in the United States, followed by Mississippi, West Virginia, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Alabama. […]

A Leader in Advancements

Friday, August 2nd, 2019

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is a leader in advancements and quality outcomes for stem cell transplants. Having performed more than 5,000 transplants, our team has achieved one of the best survivorship rates in the nation for our patients who receive allogeneic transplants from unrelated donors. We are also among the select cancer centers pioneering and partnering […]

Advances against cancer

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

While the risks for many types of cancer increase with age, cancer is not restricted to those of older age. Stephen Huff, the subject of our cover story in this issue of Momentum, was 29 years old when he was diagnosed with lung cancer. He shares his shock at hearing the news, his gratitude about […]

Innovations in Cancer Care

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Fortitude is threaded through the stories in this Momentum. Fortitude is what gives people battling cancer the strength to scale their obstacles. It is what cancer survivors use to lift up new patients. And it is what our researchers grip as they pursue research projects that can span years. Thomas Brewer has fortitude. Having beat […]

Reducing Health Disparities

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

A Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) researcher is leading the nation’s largest-ever study of breast cancer genetics in African-American women—a $12 million initiative funded by the National Cancer Institute to determine the factors that make breast cancer deadlier for black women.  Our cover story about the Breast Cancer Genetic Study in African-Ancestry Populations, for which Dr. […]

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