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Mark Stavas Archives

Art donation to benefit VICC Radiation Oncology patients

Nov. 9, 2017—An artist with strong ties to Nashville has donated artwork to Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s (VICC) Radiation Oncology department for the benefit of patients, both young and old.

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Film documents photographer’s journey to regain quality of life

Sep. 14, 2017—Nashville photographer Fred Dusel took a long draw on his ever-present trademark cigar as he studied a richly detailed carbon transfer print of wind-twisted driftwood on a barrier island beach in Georgia.

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Children’s Hospital patient, doctor bond through music

Aug. 3, 2017—When 17-year-old Ray Cruz was invited to perform at the Ryman Auditorium, he agreed to do it under one condition — that his doctor perform alongside him.

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Musician, physician collaborate to create message of hope on film

Apr. 13, 2017—Nashville musician and producer Jesse Boyce compares the anxiety he felt just before receiving palliative radiation therapy to the jitters he often experienced before going on stage. The instant treatment began — and as the first note rang out — his anxiety was replaced by a sense of peace and determination.

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VICC initiative seeks to provide comfort for cancer patients

Jan. 5, 2017—Finn Schafran has always been a happy child, but these days the nearly 2-year-old boy is adjusting to spending part of each day at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), where he receives chemotherapy and radiation for a rare cancer.

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