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    Kachnic named one of the ‘Women to Watch’ in health care

    Thursday, July 13th, 2017

    Lisa Kachnic, M.D., Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Radiation Oncology and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has been named one of the “Women to Watch” in health care by Nashville Medical News. Lisa Kachnic, M.D. Kachnic is among 10 women in the Class of 2017 recognized by the health […]

    Conference to focus on link between viruses and cancer

    Thursday, July 13th, 2017

    The association between tobacco use and cancer is well known. But there are other risk factors for cancer that are less recognized, including the link between cancer and certain viruses. To enlighten the public about these risks, the Prevent Cancer Foundation, in collaboration with Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), is sponsoring “Think About the Link,” a seminar […]

    Pal to lead VICC Cancer Health Disparities program

    Friday, June 9th, 2017

    Clinical geneticist Tuya Pal, M.D., has joined Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) as associate director of Cancer Health Disparities. Pal also has been named an associate professor of Medicine and Ingram Associate Professor of Cancer Research. Tuya Pal, M.D. As one of the faculty in the Vanderbilt Hereditary Cancer Clinic, Pal will focus on clinical and […]

    Cancer Patient Chooses Nashville for VICC Care and the Nashville Predators

    Friday, June 9th, 2017

    Los Angeles native Christina Shaw had two powerful goals when she decided to move cross country to live in Nashville. The first was to support her favorite hockey team, the Nashville Predators, and the second was to meet with Leora Horn, M.D., M.Sc., a renowned lung cancer specialist at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC). Shaw, 33, […]

    VICC experts to discuss high risk breast cancer at free seminar June 6

    Friday, May 26th, 2017

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), in collaboration with the Hereditary Cancer Program and the Vanderbilt Breast Center, will host a free seminar, “Are You at High Risk for Breast Cancer?” This interactive program to be held Tuesday, June 6, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks, 719 Thompson Lane, is open to anyone […]

    VUMC’s Barocas honored by Society of Urologic Oncology

    Friday, May 19th, 2017

    Daniel Barocas, M.D., MPH, associate professor of Urologic Surgery, recently received the Society of Urologic Oncology’s (SUO) Young Investigator Award at the group’s 2017 annual meeting in Boston. Daniel Barocas, M.D., MPH The award is “recognition by the Society of excellence in clinical practice and/or basic research that has contributed to improvement of clinical care […]

    Varied interests inspire Urologic Surgery’s Chang

    Friday, May 12th, 2017

    If a career in medicine hadn’t worked out for Sam Chang, he might have been a politician. As an undergraduate at Princeton University, Chang chose to major in politics instead of common premed majors such as biology or chemistry. That way, he would have the opportunity to take a spectrum of liberal arts classes, from […]

    Prostate cancer screening recommendations altered for some older men

    Thursday, April 27th, 2017

    A federal task force has changed its recommendation about prostate cancer screening for some older men. The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) now recommends that men between the ages of 55 to 69 consult with their physicians about getting routine screening blood tests to detect prostate cancer. In 2012 the task force recommended […]

    Vanderbilt’s W. Kimryn Rathmell named to ASCI leadership post

    Thursday, April 20th, 2017

    W. Kimryn Rathmell, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Division of Hematology/Oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has been named vice president of The American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI). W. Kimryn Rathmell, M.D., Ph.D. Rathmell, who is the Cornelius Abernathy Craig Professor of Medicine, will serve a four-year term, initially as vice president, then […]

    Musician, physician collaborate to create message of hope on film

    Friday, April 14th, 2017

    Nashville musician and producer Jesse Boyce compares the anxiety he felt just before receiving palliative radiation therapy to the jitters he often experienced before going on stage. The instant treatment began — and as the first note rang out — his anxiety was replaced by a sense of peace and determination. Boyce, whose incredible career […]

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