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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 […]

The Cancer Sleuth

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

William J. “Bill” Blot, PhD, was already a well-known cancer epidemiologist — one who tracks the incidence and distribution of malignancies and factors that cause them — when he agreed to help Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) grow its own epidemiology program in 1999. His move to Nashville was pivotal, for here, in collaboration with Vanderbilt […]

Fresh Start

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

When Sonia Richard was diagnosed with stage 3c colorectal cancer at age 30, she felt lost. “I didn’t know anyone my age who had dealt with cancer,” Richard said. The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Young Adult Program is a new initiative to help people diagnosed in the prime of their lives. It’s designed for patients ages […]

Expanded Footprint

Monday, March 1st, 2021

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has established new leadership positions as the network expands the reach of its clinical services. The new positions are executive medical director, senior medical director for VICC Cancer Care Network and Strategy and chief surgical officer.   Laura Goff, MD, MSCI, associate professor of Medicine, has been named the executive medical director […]

Molecular Mission

Monday, March 1st, 2021

Ben Ho Park, MD, PhD, has a microscopic focus on solving the molecular mysteries of cancer and a panoramic approach to sharing that knowledge. He is committed to the democratization of precision oncology — helping more people gain access to the highly personalized medicines that are transforming cancer care. “It shouldn’t be that just the […]

Barrier Breaker

Monday, March 1st, 2021

Karen Winkfield was a senior in high school, skipping class and hanging out in the cafeteria, when she felt a tap on her shoulder. Mrs. Miller, a mild-mannered woman with dark curly hair who taught English, wanted to know why her star student had suddenly become a slacker. Winkfield confided that her parents would not […]

Exceptional Collaboration

Monday, March 1st, 2021

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) received an overall “exceptional” score for its research impact and excellence in patient care. This achievement merits renewed funding from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and places it once again in a top group of NCI Comprehensive Cancer Centers. The renewal of the NCI Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) provides Vanderbilt-Ingram […]

Unraveling a Viral Maze

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

When a new coronavirus began infecting people in China, then spread rapidly across Europe and became a global pandemic, Vanderbilt researchers provided international leadership for assessing its impact on cancer patients. Jeremy Warner, MD, MS, and Leora Horn, MD, MSc, worried about the potential and unique threats that COVID-19, the mysterious disease caused by the […]

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