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    VICC leaders active in national Cancer Moonshot recommendations

    Friday, September 9th, 2016

    As part of the national Cancer Moonshot initiative, a Blue Ribbon Panel (BRP) of cancer leaders, including Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) director Jennifer Pietenpol, Ph.D., has delivered a series of recommendations to accelerate the pace of cancer prevention efforts and scientific discovery. The BRP recommended 10 scientific approaches most likely to make a decade’s worth […]

    Kidney cancer educational conference set for Sept. 10

    Friday, September 2nd, 2016

    Kidney cancer patients, family members, health care providers and members of the public are invited to attend a free educational workshop about the disease to be held at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC). The Kidney Cancer Association Patient and Survivor Conference will be held Saturday, Sept. 10, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Preston Research […]

    ‘Voices of the NIH Community’ features VICC Ambassadors founder

    Friday, August 26th, 2016

    The National Institutes of Health, in partnership with StoryCorps, recently launched its “Voices of the NIH Community,” a collection of first-hand audio-recorded stories told by those connected with and impacted by the NIH and Vanderbilt University Medical Center communities. Two of the “voices” featured in the collection are that of Nashville’s EB Jackson and Reid […]

    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 […]

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