Patient Care

If you or someone you love is facing a cancer diagnosis, you want to find the best care as soon as possible. It is important to receive your cancer diagnosis, treatment planning and care from a center with deep expertise in your specific type of cancer.

The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in Nashville, Tennessee is a national leader in patient care and research. We offer the regions most complete range of oncology care, from advanced imaging to team-based treatment options to genetic cancer medicine and the latest in therapies being studied in clinical trials.

Vanderbilts experts in surgery, medical oncology, hematology, radiation oncology, radiology and other cancer-related fields work as a team -- with you at the center. This collaboration is designed to develop a personalized cancer treatment plan that meets your individual needs. We also can assist with a second opinion.

One of the top cancer centers in the nation

The National Cancer Institute has designated Vanderbilt-Ingram as a Comprehensive Cancer Center the only one in Tennessee that cares for adults as well as children. U.S. News and World Report consistently lists Vanderbilt as the only hospital in Tennessee among the nations best for cancer care. Vanderbilt is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a non-profit alliance of leading cancer centers whose experts develop the treatment guidelines that other oncologists in the country follow.

A part of a comprehensive medical center

We know that many with cancer may have other health problems, such as hypertension and diabetes. As part of a comprehensive academic medical center, we offer a full range of specialties and health professionals. We also consider your primary doctor and referring providers a key part of your care team. Our medical teams work collaboratively and are connected by one of the nations most advanced electronic medical record systems. This includes My Health At Vanderbilt, an online system that allows you to send messages to your doctor, review your tests and lab results and pay your bills.

Breakthrough research

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) invests funds where it sees hope. With todays advances in cancer research, access to innovative research and clinical trials is an important part of cancer treatment. Receiving your care at a center that focuses on research as well as clinical care offers many benefits, including access to investigational approaches that may not yet be available elsewhere.

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