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Fast Facts

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center hold a number of distinctions, accreditations and affiliations that relate to the depth, breadth and quality of our expertise in cancer treatment, research, prevention and education.

National Leaders in Cancer Research & Care

  • The only cancer center in Tennessee considered a top-performing cancer hospital by U.S. News & World Report
  • One of 51 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, and the only one in Tennessee that conducts research and cares for adults and children with cancer
  • Member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), a non-profit alliance of 28 of the world's leading cancer centers who have come together to improve care for cancer patients everywhere
  • A comprehensive team of more than 200 physicians with the depth and breadth of experience to design a treatment plan customized to every patient.
  • Providing care for more than 7,000 new cancer patients – including more than 180,000 outpatient visits – each year.
  • At the forefront of promising new therapies, with access to over 350 clinical trials at any given time.
  • Multiple convenient locations throughout middle Tennessee, including the Henry-Joyce Cancer Clinic at The Vanderbilt Clinic, One Hundred Oaks, Cool Springs, Franklin, Spring Hill, Springfield and Clarksville.
  • Enhancing cancer care in the region through affiliate relationships with Baptist Memorial Health Care, Maury Regional Medical Center, NorthCrest Medical Center, and Williamson Medical Center.
  • A wide spectrum of services support patients' individual needs from diagnosis through survivorship, including education, prevention, screening, diagnosis, wellness services, hereditary cancer consultation, treatment, palliative care and survivorship.
  • Nationwide leaders in cancer survivorship, with one of the only centers in the country with a comprehensive program for cancer survivors regardless of age, type of cancer or where they received their oncology treatment.

Research & Innovation

  • More than 300 researchers and physician-scientists in eight research programs
  • Ranked 9th in competitively awarded NCI grant funding with over $69 million; a total research base of over $150 million in research funding from public and private sources
  • Developer of, an award-winning online resource for genetically informed cancer information, which has received visitors from over 200 countries/territories.
  • OncLive®, in collaboration with the leading cancer centers, schools of nursing, network providers, and oncology societies, ultimately strives to bring the latest in cancer research and practice to a national audience of oncology professionals.
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Other Designations & Accreditations

  • Blue Distinction Center for Complex and Rare Cancers (Blue Cross Blue Shield Association/Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee)
  • Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization
  • American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition Program
  • National Marrow Donor Program affiliate
  • American Association of Cancer Institutes
  • Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (blood and bone marrow transplant program)
  • Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (blood and bone marrow transplant program)
  • NCI program for Phase I and Phase II clinical trials
  • Two NCI Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (colon and breast cancer)
  • Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs
  • Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (American College of Radiology)
  • National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (American College of Surgeons)