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    VUMC Recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review for Oncology Program

    Thursday, August 25th, 2016

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been named to the 2016 Becker’s Hospital Review list of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs. The annual list recognizes organizations leading the nation in cancer care. Hospitals on the Becker’s Great Oncology Programs list offer patients comprehensive cancer care involving teams of specialists, participation in […]

    VICC helps launch new alliance for rare kidney cancer

    Thursday, August 18th, 2016

    Children, adolescents or young adults, particularly African-Americans, diagnosed with advanced kidney cancer may actually have a rare form of the disease known as renal medullary carcinoma (RMC) that requires a specialized approach and expert intervention. However, patients and even physicians don’t always know about the disease and those patients may not always be receiving appropriate […]

    Initiative set to raise funds for teen, young adult cancer care

    Thursday, August 4th, 2016

    Teen Cancer America and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt this week announced the launch of a collaborative effort to raise $1 million to expand the Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer program in Nashville, Tennessee. Grammy Award-winning sibling trio The Band Perry will work closely with both the foundation and the hospital and support […]

    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 […]

    VUMC Lung Cancer Screening Center earns recognition

    Thursday, June 9th, 2016

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been designated a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center designation is a voluntary program that recognizes facilities that have committed to practice safe, effective diagnostic care for individuals at the highest risk for lung cancer. In order to […]

    Precision medicine already changing cancer treatment strategies

    Thursday, May 26th, 2016

    The ability to test patients’ cancers for individual differences, mainly at the genetic level, and to make treatment decisions based on those differences is the hallmark of precision medicine, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is among the leaders of this new approach to diagnosis and treatment. “Nationwide we’re seeing great promise with this approach […]

    Cancer Center patients make their musical dreams come true

    Monday, May 16th, 2016

    Rob Schieber and Jordan Lawhead each moved to Nashville to pursue a career in music. Songwriter and publisher Kris Bergsnes introduced them knowing they were both cancer survivors. But a chance meeting in a patient waiting room at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) united the two men in their cancer journey as well as in friendship […]

    Public invited to learn about VICC precision cancer medicine

    Friday, April 29th, 2016

    Leading cancer investigators from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center will unveil the latest in cancer research during an upcoming community event. “Precision Medicine in Cancer: At the Crossroads of Research and Treatment for Patients” will be held Tuesday, May 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center, 310 25th Ave. S. The public is […]

    Study explores how some breast cancers resist treatment

    Thursday, April 21st, 2016

    A targeted therapy for triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), the most aggressive form of breast cancer, has shown potential promise in a recently published study. TNBC is the only type of breast cancer for which there are no currently approved targeted therapies. The new study led by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) investigators has identified gene alterations […]

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