Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center at Wilson County was slated to open on Aug. 31 with a full array of highly specialized services, including diagnostic assessments, medical oncology and radiation oncology.

One of only 51 Comprehensive Cancer Centers designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Vanderbilt-Ingram offers treatment options unique to this region provided by internationally renowned physicians.

Vanderbilt-Ingram has helped launch treatments through clinical trials that have become new standards for cancer care, including targeted therapies and immunotherapies. In addition to its NCI designation, Vanderbilt-Ingram is one of 30 members of the National Comprehensive Care Network focused on multi-disciplinary approaches to advance better treatments for complex, aggressive and rare cancers.

“We are excited to better serve people in Wilson County and the surrounding area with a closer and more convenient location for cancer care. This is more than a clinic. It is a full-fledged multi-disciplinary Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center location. Besides being staffed by highly regarded cancer specialists committed to providing superior and compassionate care, the center is also equipped with the latest treatment technologies,” said Jennifer Pietenpol, PhD, B.F. Byrd Jr. Professor Oncology, Executive Vice President for Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, director of Vanderbilt-Ingram and holder of the Brock Family Directorship in Career Development.

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center at Wilson County is one of only four centers in the nation equipped with an Ethos radiotherapy system, a treatment system newly approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This new technology integrates imaging with treatment delivery, allowing radiation oncologists to see changes in patient anatomy, adapt treatment plans within minutes and deliver the therapy within a typical 15-minute timeslot. The technology enables radiation oncologists to quickly change treatment plans if a targeted tumor has changed size or shape.

The opening of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center at Wilson County follows the August 1, 2019, acquisition of the Wilson County hospital by VUMC.

“We are committed to investing in services for our community as we advance the Vanderbilt mission to improve health throughout the region while meeting patients’ needs wherever they are. The opening of the new cancer center is yet another way we are enhancing the quality of care provided by bringing Vanderbilt’s nationally-recognized cancer program to Wilson County,” said Jay Hinesley, President of Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital.

The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center at Wilson County is located at 1411 West Baddour Parkway. Clinic hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Dial 615-936-8422 for medical oncology appointments and 615-443-6006 for radiation oncology appointments and request the Wilson County location.

— From staff reports

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