November 12, 2004

VICC Key Accomplishments

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Lynette Gillis, M.D.

• Established Vanderbilt Cancer Center, 1993

• Began relationship with the T.J. Martell Foundation, Music Row friends: Frances Preston Laboratories, Country in the Rockies, Best Cellars of Nashville, Martell Music Days

• Award of Clinical Cancer Center designation from the NCI (1995)

• Naming of center for E. Bronson Ingram (1999)

• Launch of Imagine A World Without Cancer campaign, 1999 ($180+ million to date)

• Award of Comprehensive Cancer Center Designation (2001)

• Dedication of the Frances Williams Preston Building (2001)

• Funding of three SPOREs in lung, GI and breast cancers (2001, 2002, 2003)

• Funding of Comprehensive Minority Institution/Cancer Center Partnership with Meharry (2001)

• Establishment of Cancer Epidemiology Program that includes Southern Community Cohort Study and two Shanghai cohorts

• Establishment of Cancer Biology, Biostatistics and Thoracic Surgery departments

• Funding of Digestive Disease Center (2002)

• Establishment of Pain & Symptom Management Program

• “Outstanding” score on renewal of Cancer Center Support Grant, Comprehensive status (2004)

• Over six-fold increase in NCI funding base to $50 million+ per year

• Total cancer research funding from public, private and philanthropic sources now tops $105 million/year

• Recruitment of more than 100 new faculty and retention of key faculty

• Award of 20 Ingram professorships

• Endowment of four new chairs

• Numerous honors for faculty including:

• Two Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Awards

• Two AACR/Rosenthal Award winners

• AACR/Landon Prize

• Three faculty leading top national cancer organizations (AACI, ASCO and AACR) in 2004-05.

• “Outstanding” score on renewal of Cancer Center Support Grant and retention of comprehensive status