New Era of Cancer Medicine


In their moments of greatest need, families find Vanderbilt University Medical Center a place of compassion, a place of discovery—a place where our community turns for cancer care.

As a nonprofit organization, we are here for the benefit of the community. We care for those who need us with kindness and respect, personalizing care with a focus on each patient’s values and needs.

When it comes to cancer care for young people, the need is great. Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt treats pediatric cancer patients from Tennessee and throughout the region. Average occupancy rates for pediatric patients staying overnight in our hospital are high, and children who come to Vanderbilt for clinic visits and chemotherapy infusion treatments have similarly outgrown the spaces designed for an earlier era.

Cure rates are up, yet growth in our community means cases of cancer continue to rise across pediatric age, racial and ethnic subgroups and especially in adolescents.

Given the Children’s Hospital expansion underway, the timing is right for a strategic vision that will create a space dedicated entirely to clinical care for pediatric and adolescent cancer.

The Vision of Monroe Carrel Jr. Children’s Hospital for these efforts:

  • Inpatient care renovations
  • Infusion care upgrades
  • Outpatient care enhancements
  • Space just for teens and young adults
  • Recruitment of researchers and specialists
  • Discovery research support

Building on the strengths of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, a new vision will address the needs of families in our region far into the future.

You can be a part of it. Philanthropic investment will play a transformational role in extending the reach and enabling more of our community’s young people to find expert specialty cancer care.

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