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Momentum: Moving toward a future without cancer.

  • 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
  • No Sugarcoating

    Survivor details cancer ordeal that a vaccine can now prevent

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    No Sugarcoating
  • SPOREs

    Seeds of discovery yield clinical advances for patients

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  • A Clear Goal

    Action plan addresses rampant lung cancer mortality

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    A Clear Goal
  • Southern Connection

    Telehealth bridges the gap in rural cancer care

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    Southern Connection
  • The Circulating Tumor Cell Challenge

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    The Circulating Tumor Cell  Challenge


Day in Life

Before the first COVID-19 cases were documented in Tennessee or Kentucky, Vanderbilt University Medical Center had a plan in place to keep providing highly specialized care in a safe environment for its patients. That plan has extra safeguards for cancer patients. People who come to Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center enter and exit through automated doorways and […]

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

Blessings come in all shapes and sizes. Lately, I have been seeing them all around me. I guess I first started really noticing them when one of my best friends died from respiratory issues. His friendship was such a blessing, and because of that, I decided to quit smoking after 43 years. I got what […]