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Momentum: Moving toward a future without cancer.

  • Empathetic Mindset

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    Empathetic Mindset
  • Sarcoma Sisterhood

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    Sarcoma  Sisterhood
  • Shot Shield

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    Shot Shield
  • Brighter Outlook

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    Brighter Outlook
  • Jennifer Pietenpol promoted to new position; Ben Ho Park named Cancer Center director

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    Jennifer Pietenpol promoted to new position; Ben Ho Park named Cancer Center director
  • The Cancer Sleuth

    Bill Blot made Vanderbilt an epidemiology powerhouse

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    The  Cancer  Sleuth
  • Fresh Start

    A better path for young adults with cancer

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    Fresh  Start
  • Expanded Footprint

    Leaders named to guide growth of Vanderbilt-Ingram clinical services

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    Expanded Footprint
  • Molecular Mission

    Ben Ho Park shares his vision for giving more people access to precision oncology

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    Molecular Mission
  • Barrier Breaker

    Karen Winkfield helps people navigate society’s invisible boundaries

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    Barrier Breaker


Day in Life

People experienced with a cancer journey often become patient advocates. Their advocacy includes serving in organizations that promote research and education, increasing awareness through social media and providing guidance and support for newly diagnosed patients.   Diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2014 and successfully treated at Vanderbilt in 2015, Ira Baxter now volunteers as executive […]

Spotlight: Cholangiocarcinoma

C-H-O-L-A-N-G-I-O-C-A-R-C-I-N-O-M-A. Anne Wolfe asked the doctor to spell it out. She had come to see Kamran Idrees, M.D., a surgical oncologist at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) knowing that she had a malignancy in her liver, but she didn’t know the type of cancer that had secretly invaded the organ. “He looked at me and said […]

My Story

The year 2020 was difficult for everyone: the beginning of the years of COVID, the majority of office workers sent home to work — me included. I was three years into my second marriage, well past the honeymoon phase, and the stress fractures of our relationship became compound fractures during COVID. During the marriage, my […]