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Ms. Susan W. Caro

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Employment History

  • Director of the Family Cancer Risk Service
    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
  • Award Honors Breast Cancer Advocate
    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
  • Co-Chair for Education
    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
  • Director
    VanderbiltIngram Cancer Center Family Cancer Risk Service
  • Program Director of Family Cancer Risk Services
    Saint Thomas Health
  • Saint Thomas Hospital

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member
    Oncology Nursing Society - Cancer Genetics Special Interest Group
  • Director
    The Family Cancer Risk Service


  • bachelor's degree , nursing
    Vanderbilt University
  • master's Degree , nursing
    Vanderbilt University
28 Total References
Web References
Tennessee Tribune - Article - health, 19 Sept 2003 [cached]
* Oct. 23, 11:30 a.m., Luncheon, "Cancer in the Family: Hereditary Breast & Ovarian Cancer," Susan Caro, director of Vanderbilt-Ingram's Family Cancer Risk Service, Gordon Jewish Community Center, 801 Percy, Warner Blvd., reservations required, call Margot Wind at 615-356-7170.
* Oct. 28, 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., two 30-minute sessions, "Does Breast Cancer Run in Your Family?", Susan Caro and Selvi Palaniappan of Vanderbilt-Ingram's Family Cancer Risk Service, 2701-2702 The Vanderbilt Clinic.
Award Honors Breast Cancer Advocate Susan Caro, 15 July 2004 [cached]
Award Honors Breast Cancer Advocate Susan Caro
Award Honors Breast Cancer Advocate Susan Caro
For more than 10 years, Susan W. Caro is the friend that many Middle Tennessee women have turned to when they faced breast cancer, feared their risk of the disease or simply wanted to know how best to guard against it.
Caro was honored Oct. 30 for her tireless dedication to women facing or fearing breast cancer when she received the Frances Williams Preston Award for Breast Cancer Awareness.The award was presented during the 8th annual Women's Health Forum Luncheon in the Vanderbilt Stadium Club.
Earlier this year, Caro was officially named full-time director of the newly expanded Family Cancer Risk Service, a program of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center designed to help individuals assess their inherited risk for cancer and make appropriate decisions based on true risk.
However, the service is one that Caro, with the support of her mentor Dr. David Page, has provided for several years, on a part-time basis alongside her full-time duties as clinical nurse specialist in the Breast Center.
"At a time when information about inherited risk for cancer, and especially breast cancer, began to explode in the early 1990s, Susie Caro took the initiative to educate herself in order to help women understand what this information meant to them," Moses said.
"Simply put, Susie is the force behind our Family Cancer Risk Service.Women concerned about their risk for breast cancer could have no better ally than Susie Caro."
Caro has also been a valuable resource to the community at large.She has participated in hundreds of health fairs and forums to teach proper self breast examination technique and answer questions.She leads an active monthly breast cancer support group.She has done dozens of interviews with the news media about a wide range of breast cancer-related topics.And she has gone door-to-door in Nashville's public housing developments to encourage residents to get regular mammograms.
Caro, who holds bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing from Vanderbilt School of Nursing, is a member of the Susan G. Komen Foundation board and serves as its co-chair for education.She was honored earlier this month with Komen's "Local Hero Award."
The Frances Williams Preston Award is named for the president and chief executive officer of the international music rights organization BMI.
Baptist Hospital - News, 19 May 2011 [cached]
Susie Caro to Serve as Program Director
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - May 19, 2011 - Saint Thomas Health has launched Family Cancer Risk Services to help individuals better understand their risk of developing cancer, in addition to offering education and genetic testing.
The program is led by Susie Caro, a registered nurse and nurse practitioner who specializes in cancer genetics. She joins Saint Thomas Health after previously serving as the director of the VanderbiltIngram Cancer Center Family Cancer Risk Service.
Specific cancer genes are linked to several types of cancer," said Caro.
Caro, who has several years of experience in cancer genetics, is a certified advance practice nurse in genetics by the International Society of Nurses in Genetics. She is available at Baptist Hospital and Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville and Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro, Tenn., to counsel and educate individuals or families, administer risk assessments and review family medical history, suggest genetic testing options, coordinate and assess genetic tests and facilitate surveillance and clinical care.
Caro received both her master's and bachelor's degrees in nursing at Vanderbilt University. She is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society - Cancer Genetics Special Interest Group, International Society of Nurses in Genetics and National Society of Genetic Counselors. She has served as an adjunct instructor at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing as part of the Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Program and been published on various topics concerning hereditary cancers and women's health. Caro has lectured extensively on both subjects and is involved in community education awareness activities. She received the Frances Williams Preston Award for Breast Cancer Awareness from the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and the BMW Ultimate Drive Local Hero Award the from Susan G. Komen Foundation Greater Nashville Affiliate.
Consent to Release Medical Information, 29 April 2015 [cached]
ATTENTION: Susan Caro, MSN, RNC, APNG Family Cancer Risk Services
Family Cancer Risk Service Staff : Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, 2 Sept 2009 [cached]
Susan W. Caro, , RNC, MSN, APNG Director, Family Cancer Risk Service; Advanced Practice Nurse in Genetics
Susan W. Caro, Director (615) 343-0738 or toll-free (877) 688-7555
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