American Society of Clinical Oncology

Three Vanderbilt physicians named ASCO fellows

Three Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center physicians were recently named fellows of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Study shows palliative care provided at point of oncology surgery does not improve patient outcomes

New Vanderbilt research provides evidence that the addition of palliative care services earlier in the disease process, specifically to patients having surgery for cancer, does not demonstrate benefits to the patients.

The Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center (Neil Brake/Vanderbilt)

Vanderbilt-Ingram joins CancerLinQ quality initiative

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is now participating in CancerLinQ, a technology initiative focused on improving patient care that tracks quality metrics in real time.

Surgery for hereditary breast cancer

Similar rates of bilateral mastectomy in women with inherited mutations in high- and moderate-penetrance genes raises concerns about possible overtreatment of some patients, Vanderbilt researchers report.

Osterman appointed chair of mCODE executive committee

Vanderbilt’s Travis Osterman, DO, MS, has been appointed chair of the executive committee for the Minimal Common Data Elements (mCODE) initiative.

ASCO press program highlights COVID-19 outcomes in lung cancer patients

People with thoracic cancers sickened by COVID-19 were especially vulnerable to deaths with a 35% mortality rate, according to early results from TERAVOLT, a global consortium that tracks outcomes among this vulnerable patient population.