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News: September, 2017

Are you a breast cancer survivor?

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Health & Wellness would like to celebrate you and support breast cancer awareness by creating an “Awareness Saves Lives” faculty and staff survivor banner. The banner will be displayed as part of the 2017 Breast Cancer Awareness Expo scheduled for Oct. 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Light Hall North Lobby.

Special symposium to honor Moses’ cancer research contributions

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

A research symposium honoring the career of Harold (Hal) Moses, M.D., who founded and served as director emeritus of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, has been slated for Wednesday, Oct. 11, 7:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center.

Chic Awearness event supports VUMC ovarian cancer research

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

The annual Chic Awearness fundraising event that supports ovarian cancer research at major medical centers, including Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), will be held Monday, Sept. 25, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., at Prima Restaurant, 700 12th Ave. South.

Acid reflux cancer link

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

In a study published in the journal Scientific Reports, Alexander Zaika, Ph.D. and coworkers show that DNA damage in the esophageal cells caused by acidic bile reflux (BA/A) activates enzymes called NADPH oxidases in the mitochondria, the cell’s power house, to release highly reactive-oxygen species (ROS).

Vanderbilt to host symposium on bone marrow disorders

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) clinicians will host an educational symposium on bone marrow disorders, including bone marrow failure, acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), on Friday, Oct. 13, from 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Omni Nashville Hotel, 250 5th Ave. South.

Film documents photographer’s journey to regain quality of life

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

With the assistance of VUMC’s Outpatient Palliative Care, Nashville photographer Fred Dusel has been able to once again work on his passion — carbon transfer printmaking.

Penson named to editorial post of major cancer journal

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

David Penson, M.D., MPH, Paul V. Hamilton, M.D., and Virginia E. Howd Professor of Urologic Oncology and chair of the Department of Urologic Surgery, has been named an associate editor for The Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI).

VICC launches creative writing class focused on cancer journey

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) is offering an expressive writing course for cancer patients and others who have been affected by the disease. This year’s “Express Yourself: Fall Creative Writing Series” is provided to anyone interested in learning about expressive writing, and participants will have the opportunity to create original writing in a safe, supportive environment. […]

Lopez named Vanderbilt’s liaison to Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Carlos F. Lopez, assistant professor of biochemistry and biomedical informatics, has been appointed as Vanderbilt University’s liaison to Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the U.S. Department of Energy’s largest science and energy laboratory conducting research in energy and security.

Pancreatic cancer development

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Pancreatic ductal carcinoma (PDAC) is one of the most lethal types of cancer, with new therapeutic options needed. Sergey Novitskiy, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues investigated the immune response during the development of aggressive PDAC in an animal model of the disease.