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    News: Childhood Cancer

    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.

    Playing By Air Fuses Art, Cancer Awareness

    Thursday, July 1st, 2010

    Vanderbilt’s REACH for Survivorship Program and the Office of Patient and Community Education are among more than 20 cancer-related organizations who will participate in an innovative event July 17-18 that fuses arts, entertainment, and cancer awareness. Nashville-based Playing By Air, a variety arts troupe, will premiere its self-titled production, Playing By Air, at the Nashville […]

    Your Genome and the Future of Medicine

    Thursday, June 10th, 2010

    What if your doctor could tell by reading your genetic code which cancer therapies were most likely to work for you, and which you should avoid, before you even try them? The question is no longer What if? but rather When? In an upcoming documentary, physicians and scientists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center describe these […]

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