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    News: Childhood Cancer

    Light the Night Happens Oct. 7

    Friday, September 17th, 2010

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) is gearing up for Light the Night, a fund-raising event for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Thursday, Oct. 7, at LP Field. Vanderbilt University will field a team for the visually exciting event which supports the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s activities to fund medical research, support government advocacy and patient assistance […]

    Hedgehog Hunted in Kids’ Brain Tumors

    Friday, September 17th, 2010

    Pilocytic astrocytoma, the most common type of pediatric brain tumor, has an excellent 10-year survival rate and is often viewed as a benign lesion. However, survival and progression-free survival rates fall over time and survivors often suffer later consequences related to disease or treatment. Sarah Rush, M.D., Michael Cooper, M.D., and colleagues in the Vanderbilt […]

    It’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

    Monday, September 13th, 2010

    September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, honoring the more than 40,000 children currently being treated in the U.S. as well as the estimated 270,000 childhood cancer survivors.

    Childhood Cancer Awareness Events for 2010

    Friday, September 3rd, 2010

    September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Every year, the Tennessee Cancer Coalition’s Childhood Action Team and childhood cancer organizations across the state join together to compile a list of activities. Check them out here.

    Moms Shave Heads to Raise Cancer Funds

    Friday, September 3rd, 2010

    Dozens of moms whose children have been touched by cancer will be shaving their heads and appearing on a television special to support childhood cancer research. The “46 Mommas,” including women from the Nashville area, will participate in the shaving event in Los Angeles on Sept. 7, and then will appear onstage during the Stand […]

    Remain Vigilant for Second Cancers

    Thursday, August 19th, 2010

    Although nearly 80 percent of childhood cancer patients are surviving five years or more after diagnosis, they continue to face ongoing health risks – particularly the development of subsequent cancers. Debra Friedman, M.D., and colleagues assessed the incidence of subsequent cancers occurring five years or more after initial diagnosis among participants in the Childhood Cancer […]

    Childhood Cancer Survivors Risk Stillbirth

    Friday, July 30th, 2010

    A new study by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers found that women who survived childhood cancer were more likely to experience stillbirths or a baby death when they tried to have children, especially if the women had been exposed to high doses of pelvic radiation during cancer treatment. The study led by John Boice Jr., Sc.D., […]

    Vanderbilt Gears Up for Light the Night

    Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is gearing up for the 2010 Light the Night, an awareness- and fund-raising event for the Leukemia & Lymphma Society, and we invite you to join us.

    VICC Lauded Among Nation’s Best

    Thursday, July 15th, 2010

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center once again is listed among the nation’s best in cancer care by U.S. News and World Report in its 2010 ranking, released this week. It is the only hospital in Tennessee to make the list of best hospitals for cancer care, and the second-highest ranked center in the Southeast. Overall, Vanderbilt University […]

    Songs from the Heart

    Thursday, July 8th, 2010

    Songs from the Heart, a songwriting workshop for cancer survivors with songwriter Tricia Walker, will be offered July 27-28, with a concert of on July 30. This event is sponsored by the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and Gilda’s Club Nashville.

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