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Momentum: Moving toward a future without cancer.


It’s a quandary people often ponder: Is it better to know or not about a predisposition to disease? Cindy Betz decided to confront her unknown health risks. The 63-year-old Bardstown, Kentucky, woman gave a blood sample for a genetic screening study at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). The decision may have saved her life. The […]


Cristina Kline-Quiroz, DO, is a physiatrist and assistant professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation who specializes in cancer rehabilitation — a specialty many people may not know exists. As the only fellowship-trained cancer rehabilitation physiatrist in Tennessee, she works alongside her colleagues across multiple rehabilitation disciplines to provide highly individualized care for patients at Vanderbilt-Ingram […]