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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 […]

Study reveals pathways for aggressive prostate cancer subtype

Thursday, November 30th, 2023

Cribriform prostate cancer is an aggressive subtype of the disease characterized by its histology, but little is known about its molecular pathways. Research from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has revealed new information about these pathways, including potential therapies.  The findings, which are the result of single-cell RNA-sequencing, were published Oct. 13, 2022, in Nature Communications. The […]

Vanderbilt Sarcoma Center Clinic helps patients with rare cancer

Thursday, November 30th, 2023

The Vanderbilt Sarcoma Center, which treats a high volume of patients, has teams of highly specialized physicians with experience combating the more than 100 subtypes of sarcoma, a rare cancer that develops in bone or soft connective tissue. This multidisciplinary approach makes a critical difference in patient outcomes. Vicki Keedy, MD, associate professor of Medicine […]

Technology makes inoperable pancreatic cancer doable

Wednesday, April 26th, 2023

Doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center treated a pancreatic cancer patient using IntraOp Mobetron IORT with electrons — the first surgery performed in Tennessee with this new technology utilizing intraoperative radiotherapy in the operating room. The patient had been told her tumor was inoperable because of its proximity to major blood vessels, including the aorta. […]

Passings

Wednesday, April 26th, 2023

Dr. Daniel Beauchamp, MD, former chair of the Section of Surgical Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and surgeon-in-chief of Vanderbilt University Hospital, died Nov. 27, 2022, at Alive Hospice. He was 66. Dr. Beauchamp, the John Clinton Foshee Distinguished Professor of Surgery, also held an appointment as professor in the Department of Cell and […]

Research advocate, Linda Horton, dies in accident

Wednesday, April 26th, 2023

Linda Horton, a longtime Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center research advocate and former employee, died Jan. 20, along with her husband, David Horton, in a car accident in Spring Hill, Tennessee.  After her breast cancer diagnosis in 1995, Linda Horton changed directions professionally and pursued a career in cancer research and advocacy. For 15 years, she worked […]

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban gift supports breast cancer clinical trials at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

Wednesday, April 26th, 2023

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban have made a generous financial gift to Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in support of clinical trials for new and better therapies for breast cancer. The Oscar-winning and Grammy-winning international cinema and music superstars have been longtime cancer research supporters. They live in Nashville, home of Vanderbilt-Ingram, which has internationally recognized breast […]

Journal Watch

Wednesday, April 26th, 2023

Resources crucial for lung cancer screening A Veterans Health Administration project that provided resources for lung cancer screening programs increased the number of veterans screened, according to a study published in the September 2022 issue of the journal CHEST. The researchers found that the demonstration project centers screened about 18 veterans per 1,000 eligible veterans […]

Caring for People

Wednesday, April 26th, 2023

As researchers and clinicians at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, we are focused on eradicating cancer, but our main priority is caring for people. This issue of Momentum touches on some of the ways in which we deliver whole patient care. Our cover story details how a team comprised of a medical oncologist, surgical oncologist and orthopaedic […]

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, […]

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