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 Partners in Discovery

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is at the forefront of new discoveries that help us prevent, find, treat, manage and cure cancer. But we can't make these discoveries alone. Our patients, caregivers, community leaders, donors, volunteers, and educators contribute their insight, time, and passion to advancing the discoveries that lead us closer to a cure.

No matter how cancer has touched your life, you are a key partner in our efforts to save lives and improve the quality of life for those with cancer. 

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A leader in research, innovation and treatment. We are one of 51 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, dedicated to an integrated and patient-focused approach.

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Patients, Partners, Progress

Our patients and families are our most important partners in discovery – and the motivation behind our efforts to advance research and improve cancer care.    

Read their stories from Momentum magazine. 

Cancer Center News

Latest news about our research, patient care programs, outreach and educational events.

Clinical score can guide PRRT therapy decisions for neuroendocrine tumors

Peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) is a treatment for well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumors. A clinical score system developed by researchers at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) has been validated that can guide PRRT treatment decisions.

Study of fully vaccinated patients with cancer who had breakthrough COVID-19 shows 13% mortality rate

The first study to evaluate the clinical characteristics and outcomes of fully vaccinated patients with cancer who had breakthrough COVID-19 infections indicates they remained at high risk for hospitalization and death.

AI used to identify patients at risk for lung cancer

The Vanderbilt Lung Institute is the first location in Tennessee to debut Optellum Virtual Lung Nodule Clinic comprehensive management software that, using artificial intelligence, can identify and track patients at risk for lung cancer — even if they have never been in for a cancer screening.

New Clinician Spotlight: Katherine Walsh

Katherine Walsh, MD, has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center as associate professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology.

Koerkenmeier named VICC associate nursing officer

Clint Koerkenmeier, MHS, RN, is the new associate nursing officer at VICC with the responsibility for supervising the ambulatory oncology nursing enterprise.

V Foundation to support study of pediatric soft tissue sarcoma

The V Foundation for Cancer Research has awarded a $600,000 grant to Scott Hiebert, PhD, professor of Biochemistry and Medicine, to pursue a possible precision therapy for a type of sarcoma that predominantly affects children.