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    Patients with blood disorders invited to free June 24 seminar

    Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

    Patients with aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) and other blood disorders are invited to a free seminar featuring a Vanderbilt University Medical Center clinician and other medical experts. The free event will be Saturday, June 24, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, 700 Cool Springs […]

    VICC racers compete in downtown bed race for cancer research funding

    Thursday, June 15th, 2017

    Staff members from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) garnered an impressive second place finish in last month’s Downtown Derby Bed Race competition. The annual event which raises funds for the T.J. Martell Foundation featured teams that built and decorated their own “beds” to race up 5th Avenue to Bridgestone Plaza in downtown Nashville. The VICC team, […]

    VUMC wins national recognition for employee health care focus

    Friday, May 26th, 2017

    The CEO Roundtable on Cancer has re-accredited Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) as a CEO Cancer Gold Standard employer for 2017 for VUMC’s efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for employees and their families. In conjunction with Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), VUMC earned the Gold Standard accreditation for taking action in five areas of […]

    Richmond to speak at national VA research conference on cancer immunotherapy

    Friday, May 12th, 2017

    Vanderbilt University cancer researcher Ann Richmond, Ph.D., 2016 recipient of one of the highest honors for scientific achievement bestowed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will be a keynote speaker during a national VA research conference next week at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Ann Richmond, Ph.D. “Cancer Immunotherapy: Advances and Challenges” is the […]

    Musician, physician collaborate to create message of hope on film

    Friday, April 14th, 2017

    Nashville musician and producer Jesse Boyce compares the anxiety he felt just before receiving palliative radiation therapy to the jitters he often experienced before going on stage. The instant treatment began — and as the first note rang out — his anxiety was replaced by a sense of peace and determination. Boyce, whose incredible career […]

    “Music and Miracles” concert benefitting VICC set for April 22 in Auburn, AL

    Friday, April 7th, 2017

    The Music and Miracles concert, set for Saturday, April 22, at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama, will feature Blake Shelton, Thomas Rhett, and Kelsea Ballerini and will include a special appearance by Lynyrd Skynyrd. Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is one of the beneficiaries. For more information, go to

    New Radiology website gives patients pre-visit tips

    Friday, March 10th, 2017

    Patients scheduled to undergo an imaging procedure at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) can now explore a new Radiology and Radiological Sciences patient website for tips about what to expect during the visit, how to prepare for the procedure and how early to arrive prior to the appointment. Designed with patient education in mind, the […]

    Concert by singer Wade Hayes and friends to benefit VICC

    Thursday, February 16th, 2017

    Country music artist and cancer survivor Wade Hayes will host the second annual “Country Hits Back” benefit concert Tuesday, March 7, at 7 p.m. at the Franklin Theatre, located at 419 Main Street in Franklin. The event will support vitally important cancer research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. Hayes is best known for hit songs “Old Enough […]

    VICC initiative seeks to provide comfort for cancer patients

    Thursday, January 5th, 2017

    Finn Schafran has always been a happy child, but these days the nearly 2-year-old boy is adjusting to spending part of each day at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), where he receives chemotherapy and radiation for a rare cancer. Finn’s parents sought treatment when they realized their son was having pain and then developed a bulge […]

    VUMC’s Lehman lands LUNGevity research support

    Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

    Jonathan Lehman, M.D., Ph.D., instructor in Medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology, has received a Career Development Award from LUNGevity, a nonprofit organization that provides support programs for lung cancer patients and families, public education and funding for innovative scientific research. The LUNGevity Career Development Awards program bolsters scientists early in their careers to foster […]

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