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Spring 2023 Issue

Momentum: Moving toward a future without cancer.

  • Cancer Care Equity

    Collaboration expands clinical trials in the Deep South

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    Cancer Care Equity
  • Going the distance

    With 50 years in the backstretch, the Hancock Lab races forward

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    Going the  distance
  • Call to Action

    Patients share firsthand experiences and guide care improvements

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    Call to Action
  • Homestyle Care

    Vanderbilt-Ingram devises CAR T treatment protocol without hospital stay

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    Homestyle Care
  • Good Save

    Dream team spares surgeon’s thumb – and career – from aggressive melanoma

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    Good Save


My Story

The word “cancer” had barely rolled off the doctor’s tongue when my dad, Mike Hoppel, began plotting its defeat. After nearly 73 years with no health concerns, our Senior Olympic medalist used his affinity for physical fitness to condition his body to triumph over the disease.  It took our family a full 24 hours to […]


Cristina Kline-Quiroz, DO, is a physiatrist and assistant professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation who specializes in cancer rehabilitation — a specialty many people may not know exists. As the only fellowship-trained cancer rehabilitation physiatrist in Tennessee, she works alongside her colleagues across multiple rehabilitation disciplines to provide highly individualized care for patients at Vanderbilt-Ingram […]