Debra Friedman Archives
Stress in young adult cancer patients and caregivers
Mar. 24, 2022—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.
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center calls for action to get cancer-preventing HPV vaccination back on track
May. 27, 2021—A significant reduction in annual well visits and immunizations during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a vaccination gap among U.S. children and adolescents, especially with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for cancer prevention.
Hockey Fights Cancer skates on to support Children’s Hospital
Mar. 10, 2021—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt patient Lochlin Morris was named Champ of the Game at the Nashville Predators’ Hockey Fights Cancer game on Saturday, March 6. Beginning last season, each home game features a Children’s Hospital patient on the jumbotron as a Vanderbilt Health Champ of the Game.
Cancer centers nationwide join to address the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on cancer prevention and treatment
Sep. 24, 2020—A consortium of 17 cancer centers in the United States, including Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, have come together to better understand the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in delaying cancer detection, care and prevention.
Friedman named associate director for Community Science and Health Outcomes at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Jul. 2, 2020—Debra Friedman, MD, MS, E. Bronson Ingram Chair of Pediatric Oncology, is expanding her leadership role in improving cancer outcomes both within and beyond the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) catchment area. She has been named associate director of Community Science and Health Outcomes.
State cancer plan has robust input and commitment from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
May. 21, 2020—More than a dozen representatives of Vanderbilt University Medical Center helped plan and made a commitment to help carry out the strategy for how Tennessee will prevent cancer and minimize its burden on state residents.
New telehealth initiative aims to enhance cancer care in rural areas
Sep. 19, 2019—VUMC is leading an effort to improve cancer care in rural areas with a telehealth initiative supported with a $3.3 million grant from the National Cancer Institute.
Strobel Awards honor vital role played by volunteers at VUMC
May. 9, 2019—Volunteers from across Vanderbilt University Medical Center were recognized at the Mary Catherine Strobel Volunteer Awards on April 30. The awards, held each year by Hands on Nashville, recognize the volunteers making a difference throughout the community.
‘A Campaign Against Childhood Cancer’ launched
Feb. 7, 2019—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt publicly launched a $15 million childhood cancer campaign this week.
My Special Aflac Duck engages and comforts children
Nov. 15, 2018—Patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt were surprised with their very own My Special Aflac Duck, a high-tech robot that uses medical play, lifelike movement and emotions to engage and help comfort children during their cancer care.
Hyundai Hope on Wheels keeps cancer research support rolling
Jun. 14, 2018—Debra Friedman, MD, director of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, has been awarded a $100,000 Hyundai Hope on Wheels Impact Award. The grant was celebrated in a “handprint ceremony” with Hyundai representatives on June 12.
Vanderbilt joins national neurofibromatosis network
Nov. 9, 2017—The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Neurofibromatosis (NF) Clinic has joined the Children’s Tumor Foundation NF Clinic Network.