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    Precision medicine already changing cancer treatment strategies

    Thursday, May 26th, 2016

    The ability to test patients’ cancers for individual differences, mainly at the genetic level, and to make treatment decisions based on those differences is the hallmark of precision medicine, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is among the leaders of this new approach to diagnosis and treatment. “Nationwide we’re seeing great promise with this approach […]

    Cancer Center patients make their musical dreams come true

    Monday, May 16th, 2016

    Rob Schieber and Jordan Lawhead each moved to Nashville to pursue a career in music. Songwriter and publisher Kris Bergsnes introduced them knowing they were both cancer survivors. But a chance meeting in a patient waiting room at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) united the two men in their cancer journey as well as in friendship […]

    Public invited to learn about VICC precision cancer medicine

    Friday, April 29th, 2016

    Leading cancer investigators from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center will unveil the latest in cancer research during an upcoming community event. “Precision Medicine in Cancer: At the Crossroads of Research and Treatment for Patients” will be held Tuesday, May 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center, 310 25th Ave. S. The public is […]

    Study explores how some breast cancers resist treatment

    Thursday, April 21st, 2016

    A targeted therapy for triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), the most aggressive form of breast cancer, has shown potential promise in a recently published study. TNBC is the only type of breast cancer for which there are no currently approved targeted therapies. The new study led by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) investigators has identified gene alterations […]

    Patient encourages early screening for colon cancer

    Friday, April 1st, 2016

    Van Edmundson, a retiree from Ashland City, Tennessee, had his first screening colonoscopy at 50, the age recommended for most patients. Individuals with a family history of colorectal cancer or with current gastrointestinal symptoms may need to be screened earlier. Edmundson’s test was negative for colon cancer and he got the all-clear again when he […]

    One Million Strong event to raise awareness about colorectal cancer

    Thursday, March 17th, 2016

    Thousands of colorectal patients, families and supporters will gather in Nashville April 1 and 2 for the annual One Million Strong event to raise awareness about colorectal cancer. The nonprofit organization, Fight Colorectal Cancer, along with community partners including Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), will host two days of activities highlighting the importance of colorectal cancer […]

    VICC Treats First Patient in Tennessee With Novel Cellular Immunotherapy

    Monday, February 29th, 2016

    For the first time, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) investigators have used a cancer patient’s own re-engineered immune cells to treat a form of blood cancer by stimulating the immune system. The new CAR-T investigational therapy (known as KTE-C19) is being studied in a clinical trial for patients with aggressive non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL). The trial, called […]

    Creative writing class helps cope with cancer

    Monday, February 22nd, 2016

    Receiving a cancer diagnosis and undergoing treatment can be an emotional experience for patients, and their families, friends and caregivers are also affected by the experience. Creative writing can provide an outlet to express and share those strong emotions. (iStock image) The Spring 2016 “Express Yourself: Creative Writing Series” is open to anyone affected by […]

    Annual Pink Out women’s basketball game set for Feb. 14

    Thursday, February 11th, 2016

    Pink will be the dominant color in Memorial Gymnasium Sunday, Feb. 14, as the Vanderbilt Commodores Women’s Basketball team participates in the annual Pink Out! game to raise awareness about breast cancer. Pink is the color associated with breast cancer research and survivorship, so the Commodores will wear special uniforms during the matchup against the […]

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Encourages HPV Vaccination

    Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

    Contact: Dagny Stuart, (615) 936-7245 Dagny.stuart@vanderbilt.edu In response to low national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV), Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) has joined 68 of the nation’s other NCI-designated cancer centers in urging increased HPV vaccination for the prevention of cancer. Experts at VICC, in collaboration with colleagues at the other cancer centers, recognize […]

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