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“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 […]

Massion named to lead new cancer prevention initiative

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Pierre Massion, M.D., Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Medicine, has been named to direct the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) Cancer Early Detection and Prevention Initiative. Massion is an Ingram Professor of Cancer Research and co-leader of the VICC Cancer Health Outcomes and Control Research Program with Debra Friedman, M.D., and David Penson, M.D., MPH. The immediate […]

VICC expands cancer care services at Spring Hill clinic

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Cancer patients who live near Spring Hill, Tennessee, can now receive care from an experienced medical oncologist at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) at Spring Hill instead of traveling to the main campus in Nashville. Two of VICC’s highly experienced oncologists, Ruth Young, M.D., M.A., MMHC, and Stephen Smith, M.D., are providing care for patients with […]

VUMC selected for CMS-led initiative promoting better cancer care

Friday, July 1st, 2016

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced that it has selected Vanderbilt University Medical Center to participate in a care delivery model that supports and encourages higher quality, more coordinated cancer care. The Medicare arm of the Oncology Care Model includes more than 3,200 oncologists — about one-fifth of U.S. oncology specialists […]

Lovly tapped to brief Congress on cancer research

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Christine Lovly, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology, has been selected to testify before members of Congress about the importance of cancer research, including early training programs for individuals interested in science. The Congressional briefing will be held Tuesday, June 28, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The event, organized by the […]

President nominates Hiebert for National Cancer Advisory Board

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

President Barack Obama has nominated Scott Hiebert, Ph.D., professor of Biochemistry and associate professor of Medicine, to serve as a member of the National Cancer Advisory Board (NCAB). Hiebert is the Hortense B. Ingram Professor of Cancer Research and is associate director of Basic Research and of Shared Resources at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC). He […]

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