News: philanthropy

Brain Cells Gone Wild

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Michael Greene had one of the most aggressive and rapidly fatal forms of brain cancer: a glioblastoma. His parents are now continuing the fight against the disease by supporting research at Vanderbilt-Ingram.

Shape the Future

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Gifts received as part of the university-wide Shape the Future campaign are driving progress at Vanderbilt-Ingram

After Brain Cancer

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

About 75 percent of children now survive at least five years after being diagnosed with a brain tumor, thanks to advances in radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Unfortunately, the treatments that cure the cancer often leave survivors facing long-term neurological complications. “A child’s ability to understand, communicate and process information may be greatly compromised, resulting in [...]

Divide And Conquer

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

When the United States declared a “War on Cancer” 40 years ago, the endeavor was envisioned as a strategic battle, with doctors and researchers employing overwhelming force and lethal technology in a straightforward march to victory against a disease that claimed millions of lives. Scientists have made progress in the ensuing years, yet the enemy [...]

Survivor to Supporter

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Carol O’Hare has lived through the ups and downs of cancer over the past 14 years – all at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. A stage III breast cancer survivor, she was diagnosed in 1997 and treated by David Johnson, M.D., who was director of the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the time, and Dan Beauchamp, [...]

Friendships, Legacies

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Though they lived and work in similar circles, it took a neuroendocrine cancer diagnosis for Mary Anne Harwell and Jeannie Hastings to really get to know one another. Jeannie and Mary Anne were diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumors of the colon within days of each other. Their husbands Jim Hastings and Jonny Harwell agree that it [...]