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Cancer fight personal for VICC Ambassadors chair

Saturday, December 1st, 2018

As this year’s chair of the VICC Ambassadors, Ashley Larcinese, is driven by her experiences to see that research is funded at VICC.

Annual Pumpkin Patch helps cancer research funds grow

Friday, October 26th, 2018

The annual Pumpkin Patch, which runs this year until Oct. 31, in Franklin, Tennessee, is a fundraising effort by the Cooper Trooper Foundation. Profits from the fundraiser support a pediatric cancer research fund and other efforts set up with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Mary Kay Foundation grant to bolster immunotherapy research

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Charles Caskey, Ph.D., has received a cancer research grant from The Mary Kay Foundation to study how focused ultrasound therapy could be an ideal helper for immunotherapy.

Predators’ gift bolsters fight against pediatric cancer

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne, Predators executives and executives from Tri Star Energy (Twice Daily) made their annual presentation recently of proceeds from the team’s 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Chic Awearness event supports VUMC ovarian cancer research

Friday, September 21st, 2018

The T.J. Martell Foundation’s 6th Annual Chic Awearness fundraising event that supports ovarian cancer research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) will be held Monday, Sept. 24, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., at Analog at the Hutton Hotel, 1808 West End Ave.

Hyundai Hope on Wheels keeps cancer research support rolling

Friday, June 15th, 2018

Debra Friedman, MD, director of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, has been awarded a $100,000 Hyundai Hope on Wheels Impact Award. The grant was celebrated in a “handprint ceremony” with Hyundai representatives on June 12.

Lung cancer patients and advocates visit VUMC research labs

Friday, June 15th, 2018

A group of young lung cancer patients and their family members recently toured research laboratories to learn how investigators are working to find better therapies and possibly a cure for the disease.

Ingram sees recent cancer diagnosis as second chance

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Longtime Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center supporter Orrin Ingram opted to take an aggressive approach to treatment when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Entertainers’ support strengthens VICC melanoma research efforts

Friday, April 13th, 2018

Henry Paul and Dave Robbins, members of country music group BlackHawk, as well as southern rock band The Outlaws, recently donated $40,000 to Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) in support of melanoma research.

Art donation to benefit VICC Radiation Oncology patients

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Artist Rhonda Jennette, second from right, donated animal-themed art for display in the Radiation Oncology department. Shown here with Jennette are, from left, Mark Stavas, M.D., Leslie Mader, R.N., OCN, and Eric Shinohara, M.D., MSCI. (photo by Susan Urmy)

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