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Momentum: Moving toward a future without cancer.

  • 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
  • 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?’


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

Two thousand fourteen was the best year and worst year of my life. It seemed as if all of my dreams were falling into place. I was a guide for the Outdoor Program of the University of Tennessee and had started leading outdoor excursions in the Smoky and the Blue Ridge Mountain ranges. I had […]