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Winter 2019 Issue

Momentum: Moving toward a future without cancer.

  • Cancer cells in motion

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    Cancer cells in motion
  • Pay it Forward

    Bladder cancer research fund honors mentor

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    Pay it Forward
  • Therapy Advancement for an Aggressive Lung Cancer

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    Therapy Advancement for an Aggressive Lung Cancer
  • Blazing a new trail

    Clinical trial participant forges a different treatment path

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    Blazing a new trail
  • Vanderbilt scientists at the vanguard

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    Vanderbilt scientists at  the vanguard
  • We’ve Only Just Begun

    Facing cancer with youthful resilience

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    We’ve Only Just Begun


Day in Life

At first glance, it looks like an ordinary workout gym — cardio machines, a running track, even a pool. Then you notice that some people are wearing masks. It’s a Monday morning in the Vanderbilt Dayani Center for Health and Wellness, where three  patients are starting their day. Each was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia […]

Spotlight: Ewing Sarcoma

Will Mason Moses spent many hours of his college summer vacation baking cookies, brownies, cobblers, doughnuts and cakes and making savory items such as sausage balls, candied bacon, hummus and queso to hand-deliver to oncology nurses at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt three times a week. The 20-year-old sophomore at Rochester Institute of […]

My Story

My first emotional breakdown over cancer was contained to a few dignified tears and maybe a sniffle. It happened in the middle of a crowded cafeteria after the call came that, yes, the 4-centimeter tumor in my upper rectum was cancerous, and I’d have to come back in for more scopes and scans to determine […]