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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. 

Proven Track Record

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.

New Clinician Spotlight: Ryan Merrell

Neuro-oncologist Ryan Merrell, MD, has joined VUMC as chief of the Division of Neuro-Oncology in the Department of Neurology.

New robot enhances accuracy of head, neck cancer surgeries

Vanderbilt Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery has acquired a robot that will help provide more targeted and accurate transoral robotic surgery. 

Study to evaluate how environment impacts cancer risk

The NCI has funded an ambitious project led by VICC to assess the impact of environmental exposures on cancer risk for people living in Southern states.

Clinical trial tests ATR inhibitor in difficult-to-treat cancers

A clinical trial has been launched to test a new targeted therapy in patients with advanced and difficult-to-treat cancers.

Eng named co-chair of NCI clinical trials steering committee

Cathy Eng, MD, has been elected co-chair of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Gastrointestinal Cancer Steering Committee.

Winkfield named to National Cancer Advisory Board

President Joe Biden has appointed Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD, to the National Cancer Advisory Board, where she will serve a six-year term and help guide federal initiatives that focus on cancer.