Who We Are


Infusion Center
(photo by Joe Howell)

The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, located in Nashville, Tenn., brings together the clinical oncology programs as well as the cancer-related research, education and outreach activities of hundreds of scientists, doctors, nurses and others at Vanderbilt University and Medical Center. It is a leading oncology treatment center that serves patients in Tennessee, Kentucky, across the Southeast and beyond.

Built on a long-standing legacy that includes the work of Nobel laureates Stanley Cohen and Earl Sutherland, Vanderbilt-Ingram is focused on collaboration and high-impact team science that includes basic, translational and population-based research, cancer prevention and control, innovative and high-quality cancer treatment including the latest in clinical trials, outreach, education community service.

Vanderbilt-Ingram is:

  • The only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Tennessee that conducts basic, translational and clinical research and offers adult and pediatric oncology treatment.
  • A member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a non-profit alliance of 21 leading centers working together to improve quality and effectiveness of cancer care.

In addition, the Center currently is ranked among the top 10 centers in competitive grant awards from the NCI and its nearly 300 research and physician-scientists in seven research programs together generate more than $160 million in annual research funding from public and private sources.

Mission, Vision and Values


To alleviate cancer death and suffering through pioneering research; innovative, patient-centered care; and evidence-based prevention, education and community activities.


To be the preeminent cancer center in the Southeast and a recognized leader, nationally and globally, in the effort to prevent and treat cancers.


  • Discovery and Innovation
  • Impact and Translation
  • Relationships and Collaboration
  • Service and Compassion

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