Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Debra Friedman named deputy director of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

Internationally recognized cancer survivorship expert Debra Friedman, MD, MS, has been named deputy director of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

Debra Friedman, MD, MS, center, with representatives from Hyundai Motor America and local dealerships. (photo by Donn Jones)

Debra Friedman receives Hyundai Hope On Wheels Impact Award

Debra Friedman, MD, MS, has been awarded a $100,000 Hyundai Hope On Wheels Impact Award to examine outcomes in pediatric, adolescent and young adult sarcoma patients and survivors.

On hand for a recent celebration of the new research fund were Debra Friedman, MD, MS, left, and Brianna Smith, MD, MS, (holding the plaque) and, from right, Larisa and Phillip Featherstone with their daughters Lily, Sophie and Sophia, and Carol and Ron Johnston.

Family’s gift will support pediatric cancer research

Lily Hensiek’s family has made a new $1 million commitment to endow the Lily’s Garden Discovery Researcher Fund in the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology in the Department of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Dominic Gamez is resuming more activities since he received an expandable prosthesis to treat osteosarcoma in his left leg.

Expandable prosthesis gives young patient more mobility

To treat the osteosarcoma in his left leg, Dominic Gamez, 7, and his family chose to have a magnetic expandable prosthesis implanted that can be manipulated to grow incrementally as the child grows.

Stress in young adult cancer patients and caregivers

Adolescent and young adult oncology patients and caregivers experience psychosocial impairment and financial toxicity at the time of cancer diagnosis, findings that will inform interventions to support patient and caregiver well-being.

Treating children with cancer requires a strong blood supply; donations critically needed

1 2