Spring/Summer 2011 Issue


A Closer Look

Clinical trials nurse Wendy Cooper is excited to play a part in bringing research advances from the lab to the clinic.


Jimmy Caldwell found respite in woodworking until his diagnosis with an “unusual” stomach tumor. Vanderbilt is hoping to make diagnosis and treatment of these unusual tumors routine with the establishment of the Vanderbilt Neuroendocrine Center.


A lymphoma diagnosis and other personal tragedies derailed Charlotte Scalf’s plans for a relaxing retirement. But with the support of her family and stem cells from her “angel donor,” she triumphed over the disease.

Multi-media highlights

Meet some of the sharp and quick Vanderbilt Valets – they have your parking problems worked out.

Also in this issue

Director’s Letter

A word from Jennifer Pietenpol, Ph.D.

Quick Takes

News from around the Cancer Center

Journal Watch

Highlights of recent publications.