Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

“Best Hospitals” cancer-care rank: 28

“Best Hospitals” cancer-care score: 59.5/100

Founded: 1993

Beds: 909

Clinicians/researchers: 400




Research focus: 

Cancer epidemiology, host-tumor interactions, prevention and control, genome maintenance, and signal transduction and cell proliferation.


Clinic at-a-glance:

Noted for innovative, patient-centered care, pioneering research, education and community activities, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. The institution makes extensive use of innovative technologies for noninvasive diagnosis as well as minimally invasive surgeries, and its high nursing standards have earned Nurse Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Treatment is delivered by teams focused on specific types of cancer. These teams include oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, pathologists, nurses, social workers, psychologists and other specialists, who meet regular to discuss cases and share insights. Vanderbilt research — basic, translational and clinical — aims to discover new approaches for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancer.