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An Interdisciplinary Team Approach

Cancer is not a single disease that can be successfully treated with a single, generic approach. Instead, "cancer" refers to a collection of dozens of types and subtypes of disease, each with its own special challenges. You need a treatment team with the depth and breadth of knowledge and expertise to address the unique challenges that your type of cancer and your unique situation present.

Vanderbilt-Ingram provides that level of specialization through teams focused on specific types of cancer. These teams include not only oncologists and hematologists but also surgeons, radiation oncologists, pathologists, nurses, social workers, psychologists, and other specialists, who meet regular to discuss cases and share insights. Every patients situation is vetted with other experts who question and probe and deliberate until the very best treatment plan is developed, collaboratively and with your needs in mind.

Our teams include those focused on:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancers
  • Leukemias and Lymphomas
  • Melanoma
  • Brain and Other Neurologic Cancers
  • Gynecologic Cancers
  • Prostate and Other Genitourinary Cancers (Bladder, Kidney, etc)
  • Bone and Tissue Cancers
  • Childhood Cancers

We also have expertise in many of the rarer types and subtypes of cancer. To learn more about our expertise in various types of cancers, visit: