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Destination Care

Thursday, November 30th, 2023

J.D. Anderson, a 64-year-old cattle producer from Arapahoe, Nebraska, who has been battling stage 4 colon cancer since 2012, has made the 28-hour round trip to Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, often monthly, over the past four years.  For the past three years, 5-year-old Jackson Simpson of Charlotte, North Carolina, has been receiving treatment for hepatoblastoma, a […]

On the Ball

Thursday, November 30th, 2023

This summer, Jim Delany took the Queen Mary 2 from New York City to Southampton, England, with his brother, spent three days in London, four days in the Dordogne region of France and two days in Paris. He returned to Nashville just in time for his second infusion of PluvictoTM, a radioactive drug therapy targeted […]

Research that’s Practice Changing Paradigm Shifting & Policy Creating

Thursday, November 30th, 2023

The challenge to accomplish “practice-changing, paradigm-shifting, policy-creating” research is one that scientists and clinicians at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center have often heard from Jennifer Pietenpol, PhD. Those words are like a mantra for Pietenpol, Executive Vice President for Research, chief scientific and strategy officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and holder of the Brock Family […]

Shared Experience

Thursday, November 30th, 2023

At the age of 13, Jason Schwartz made a life-changing decision. Amid cancer treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Schwartz was handed an incredible gift that would fuel his life’s work.  “I developed a great relationship with my tutor,” recalled Schwartz. “Dennis was his name. I remember that I didn’t always feel so great, and schoolwork […]

Cancer Care Equity

Wednesday, April 26th, 2023

A collaboration between Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is providing access to clinical research for people in the Deep South and expanding the research missions for both institutions.  Memphis-based Baptist has a network of 22 hospitals and 25 cancer centers with 13 of those oncology clinics in smaller cities of Mississippi, […]

Going the distance

Wednesday, April 26th, 2023

Larry Marnett, PhD, points at an iconic photograph of the American thoroughbred racehorse Secretariat winning the Belmont Stakes and clinching the Triple Crown in 1973. Secretariat, far ahead of the small blurry group of horses behind him, still holds the speed record and largest margin of victory for the track. “Secretariat won by 31 lengths. […]

Call to Action

Wednesday, April 26th, 2023

On June 26, 2020, Maheen Porter, then age 30, called her husband, Austin, into the bedroom of their Nashville-area home to join a phone call from a nurse practitioner at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. Porter sat down on the floor for the call, which concerned results of her recent breast mass biopsy. The nurse informed the […]

Homestyle Care

Wednesday, April 26th, 2023

When the first cancer patients in Tennessee underwent chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy in 2015, they had to be hospitalized for two months and closely monitored for serious reactions. Those clinical trials by oncologists at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and other academic centers nationwide led to the approval of the powerful new immunotherapy for patients […]

Good Save

Wednesday, April 26th, 2023

G. Lee Bryant Jr., MD, remembers when he first noticed something odd about his right thumb. In December 2016, a streak of redness appeared under his thumbnail, and splitting at the nail’s end never seemed to resolve. That concern – and the path it put him on – ultimately led Bryant to create a blog […]

Friendly Face

Monday, November 7th, 2022

Charlotte Ladd’s work history has been a series of serendipitous opportunities ranging from investment banking to oncology nursing to teaching immigrant nurses in Florida. But it’s her work as a volunteer at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center that has brought her the greatest joy. Ladd volunteers on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the waiting room of the Henry-Joyce […]

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