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Momentum: Moving toward a future without cancer.

  • 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
  • Exceptional Collaboration

    National Cancer Institute recognizes achievements with renewed funding

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    Exceptional Collaboration
  • Leadership Transitions

    Ann Richmond praised for nurturing research education; David Cortez and Debra Friedman named associate directors

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    Leadership  Transitions
  • Unraveling a Viral Maze

    Vanderbilt experts lead international efforts to understand how COVID-19 affects cancer patients

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    Unraveling a Viral Maze
  • The GVHD tightrope

    New drugs help physicians balance treatments

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    The  GVHD  tightrope
  • ‘Why not me?’

    Clinical trial participation powers patient’s positive attitude

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    ‘Why not me?’
  • Handed Down

    Risk factors revealed for hereditary prostate cancer

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    Handed Down


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 darkest hour came for me on Nov. 19, 2018. As I was chit-chatting with the radiology technician and giving advice for her daughter on navigating pre-medical requirements in college, she was taking X-rays of the cancer that I didn’t know was growing inside of me. “Tell her to major in something completely different from […]