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    News: Disparities

    New Call Center Streamlines Access for Patients, Referring Providers

    Friday, December 4th, 2009

    The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has created a new call center designed to streamline access for both patients and referring providers.

    Study to Focus on Lung Cancer Among Minorities

    Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

    BY: DAGNY STUART David Carbone, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Medicine, Cell and Developmental Biology and Cancer Biology, has been awarded nearly $1 million in federal stimulus funds to study polymorphisms or genetic variations among minorities with non-small cell lung cancer. Carbone and his colleagues plan to use the two-year grant from the National Cancer Institute […]

    Be Patient With Loved Ones Making Tough Choices, Husband Tells Physicians

    Monday, October 26th, 2009

    By George C. Hill, Ph.D. Throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we have seen and heard many inspiring stories about survivors and received important reminders about early detection through screening mammography. I would like to add to this robust discussion my own experience as a family member impacted by a loved one’s breast cancer diagnosis. Such […]

    Eddie George to Host Dunkin’ Donuts Fun Run & Walk-a-Thon

    Monday, October 12th, 2009

    Former Tennessee Titans Eddie Georg and his wife, Survivor cast member Taj and their children Jaire and Eddie Jr. will host the second annual T.J. Martell Foundation’s Dunkin’ Donuts Family Fun Run and Walk-A-Thon on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009 at Centennial Park.

    Strength In Numbers: Clinical Trial Volunteers Make Advances Possible

    Thursday, August 6th, 2009

    Jeanne Moses didn’t have a history of cancer in her family. She didn’t have symptoms—just backache and a bit of weight loss. Nothing unusual for a 45-year-old mother working two jobs. So she was stunned when her doctor delivered the news: Jeanne Moses—technical writer, theatrical costumer, daughter of the director, emeritus, of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer […]

    How a Survivorship Program Saves, Improves Lives

    Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

    Patient advocate and cancer survivor Andrew Schorr comments in his blog about the role of cancer survivorship programs in improving lives of patients after they’ve completed their treatment. Schorr interviewed Dr. Debra Friedman, who directs Vanderbilt’s new REACH for Survivorship Program on his webcast on July 28. He also spoke with Dr. David Carbone, a […]

    VICC Earns Accreditation for Research Subjects Protection

    Friday, July 31st, 2009

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has earned accreditation from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Program (AAHRPP).

    Komen Grants Enhance Breast Health Initiatives

    Friday, July 31st, 2009

    By Dagny Stuart Susan G. Komen for the Cure Greater Nashville has awarded three grants totaling $175,000 to support Vanderbilt breast health initiatives. The Coalition for Healthy Aging Breast Health Initiative (BHI), a program of the Vanderbilt Center for Health Services, received two of the grants. The first BHI grant targets women 55 and older […]

    Curing Cancer Is Within Our Grasp

    Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

    Cancer survivor Lance Armstrong and John Seffrin of the American Cancer Society share their thoughts about President Obama’s ambitious health care goals and his boldest goal of all: conquering cancer. Read the column in the Atlanta Journal Constitution

    Minority Cancer Awareness and Young Adults with Cancer

    Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

    Debra Wujcik, R.N., Ph.D., of VICC participated on April 26 in a national radio talk show for cancer survivors called The Group Room, hosted by cancer survivor Selma Schimmel. This show is part of National Minority Cancer Awareness Week. Listen to the Group Room Radio Show on Minority Cancer Awareness.

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