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    National Cancer Institute’s Lowy details HPV virus research efforts

    Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

    Douglas Lowy, M.D., acting director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), warned that worldwide death rates from cervical cancer are expected to increase in low- and middle-income countries during the next 15 years unless steps are taken to prevent the cancer from occurring. Almost all cases of cervical cancer are linked to a viral infection. […]

    Chance to sing for the Pope motivates cancer patient

    Thursday, January 26th, 2017

    Cancer patient Sharon Edwards will lift her voice toward what she hopes is a better year when she sings for Pope Francis later this month. “I used to be a soprano until radiation turned me into an alto,” she said, attempting to hold back a tear with humor. She doesn’t always succeed. It’s hard not […]

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Supports National HPV Vaccination Efforts

    Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

    Nearly 39,000 new cancers associated with the human papillomavirus (HPV) will be diagnosed in the United States this year. Although HPV vaccines can prevent the majority of these cancers, vaccination rates remain low across the country. Recognizing a critical need to improve national vaccination rates for HPV, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) is again uniting with […]

    VICC initiative seeks to provide comfort for cancer patients

    Thursday, January 5th, 2017

    Finn Schafran has always been a happy child, but these days the nearly 2-year-old boy is adjusting to spending part of each day at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), where he receives chemotherapy and radiation for a rare cancer. Finn’s parents sought treatment when they realized their son was having pain and then developed a bulge […]

    Ozgener family responds to cancer by supporting research

    Thursday, December 15th, 2016

    Nashville entrepreneur-turned-artist Cano Ozgener and his family have repeatedly faced cancer and its consequences, but rather than feel embattled, they’ve chosen to respond by creating beauty to share with others and by actively supporting the mission of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC). Ozgener and his wife, Esen, established the Esen and Cano Ozgener Research Fund […]

    Vanderbilt mourns loss of philanthropist Tony Martell

    Thursday, December 8th, 2016

    Members of the Vanderbilt community are mourning the loss of music executive and health care philanthropist Tony Martell, who died Sunday, Nov. 27, at his home in New Jersey. He was 90. Tony Martell Mr. Martell, a prominent music industry executive, became committed to supporting medical research after the death of his son, T.J., who […]

    Rodriguez named Associate Nursing Officer at VICC

    Thursday, December 1st, 2016

    Forward is the only direction in which Anna Rodriguez likes to travel. Rodriguez, who holds a BSN, a Master of Science in Nursing and a Master of Health Administration, is leading the oncology nursing enterprise as Associate Nursing Officer at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), having replaced Carol Eck, who spent more than 30 years in […]

    Emerging field of cardio-oncology seeks better tools

    Monday, October 31st, 2016

    Improved therapies have led to a spike in the number of people living with cancer, and today there are more than 15.5 million survivors in the United States. However, some of these therapies can cause toxicities to the heart, the vessels and the body’s metabolism. In a new article in the The New England Journal […]

    Screening mammograms now offered at four locations

    Thursday, October 13th, 2016

    One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime and those cancers are often detected through screening mammograms. A mammogram is a low-dose X-ray of the breast that enables an imaging specialist to look for changes in breast tissue that could indicate cancer. The American Cancer Society, the National Comprehensive Cancer […]

    Breast imaging’s Huff dedicated to precision

    Thursday, September 29th, 2016

    A series of beautiful photographs of turquoise waves curling over a sandy beach sits above the desk of John Huff, M.D. An accomplished photographer whose work has been exhibited at shows in Nashville as well as regional invitational shows in Louisville, Birmingham, and the International Center for Photography in New York, Huff said most people […]

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