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Momentum: Moving toward a future without cancer.

  • Friendly Face

    Charlotte Ladd is ‘once in a lifetime’ volunteer


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    Friendly Face
  • Outreach

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Engages Far Beyond Clinic Walls to Listen and Meet Community Needs


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    Outreach
  • Cracking the Colon Cancer Conundrum

    Researchers reflect on 20 years of successes


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    Cracking the Colon Cancer  Conundrum
  • Hidden Risks

    Researchers seek reasons behind breast cancer disparities


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    Hidden Risks
  • 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

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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

For 51 years, life had been pretty easy. I’ve lived a very average, comfortable and ordinary life. Not boring, just ordinary. Not perfect, but happy and content. I grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, a nice, safe small town with good Midwestern values, with my parents and older brother. Whether it was life challenges thrown […]