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When it's cancer, the first step may be the most important.


Getting the right diagnosis, the right treatment plan and working with right team for you and your family – all are critical steps.

A cancer diagnosis is serious and frightening, but you almost always have time to explore your options. Today, more people are cancer survivors than ever before, and many more are living meaningful lives in spite of their disease. Learn more about making cancer treatment choices.

There is no such thing as generic cancer.

Each cancer is different and each patient is unique. That's why we have a comprehensive team of cancer specialists who bring their

skills and experience to your case – so you can get the best possible diagnosis and treatment plan for you. Learn more.

We don't compete with the leading cancer centers; we get referrals from them.

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is proud to be among only 40 in the United States to earn designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the world's foremost authority on cancer centers. Doctors and researchers at these centers collaborate with each other,


consult with each other and – when a patient's case suggests it – refer to one another. After all, cancer is the competition. Learn more.

The National Cancer Institute puts its money where its
hope is.

The NCI invests in those scientists and those centers that it believes will make a difference in the future of cancer care. Our research team is among the top 10 in the nation in competitive funding from the NCI. Receiving care at a research center may offer benefits that have not occurred to you. Learn more.

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We also are leading the way in bringing "personalized cancer medicine" to the Southeast. Watch the video.

All cancer patients should ask if a clinical trial is right for them. To learn about clinical trials at Vanderbilt-Ingram, call (800) 811-8480.