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Singer’s selfless gift benefits lung cancer program

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

In a town full of amazing singers, Nashville songstress Dawn Sears’ voice was something special. Among the music professionals who tour with superstars and perform in Nashville recording sessions, Sears was celebrated for a voice of crystalline purity. The “Dawn Sears and Friends” event, emceed by Olympic figure skater and cancer survivor Scott Hamilton, and […]

Veterans returning from Middle East face higher skin cancer risk

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Soldiers who served in the glaring desert sunlight of Iraq and Afghanistan returned home with an increased risk of skin cancer, due not only to the desert climate, but also a lack of sun protection, Vanderbilt dermatologist Jennifer Powers, M.D., reports in a study published recently in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. “The past decade […]

Vanderbilt earns acclaim for employee health initiatives

Friday, June 19th, 2015

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has again been recognized for a strong and enduring commitment to helping employees and their families live healthy lives. In conjunction with Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, VUMC has been re-accredited by the CEO Roundtable on Cancer as a CEO Cancer Gold Standard employer for 2015. To earn the accreditation, an organization is required […]

Pancreatic cancer lecture June 18

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Patients and families who want to learn more about treatments and research efforts in pancreatic cancer are invited to attend a free event Thurs., June 18, 6 – 8 p.m., at the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University, 2555 West End Ave. The educational seminar, sponsored by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, features a presentation by […]

Dietitian and friends donate chemo care bags to VICC patients

Friday, May 29th, 2015

  A Nashville-based dietitian who lost her mother to cancer is using the power of social media to raise funds for chemo care bags for cancer patients. Heather Bumbalough completed training at VUMC in 2014 to become a Registered Dietitian. The training program included rotations in Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center clinics, and Bumbalough was reminded of […]

Kachnic to join VUMC as new chair of Radiation Oncology

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Lisa Kachnic, M.D., professor and chair of Radiation Oncology and associate director of Multidisciplinary Cancer Research at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), and chief of Radiation Oncology at Boston Medical Center (BMC), has been named the new professor and chair of the Vanderbilt Department of Radiation Oncology. She will join the faculty on Sept. […]

VICC at Franklin adds new radiation therapy technology

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) at Franklin has added new technology to enhance treatment for patients needing radiation therapy or stereotactic body radiation. The newly installed TrueBeam linear accelerator provides more accurate targeting of the radiation beam to focus on the cancer or lesion and enhanced protection for the adjacent tissue. VICC at Franklin is […]

Free head and neck cancer screening April 17

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Of every 100 people in the United States, at least three men or women will be diagnosed with head and neck cancer in their lifetimes. These cancers can occur in the nasal cavity, sinuses, throat, lips, mouth, thyroid, salivary glands or the voice box (larynx). Early detection of these serious diseases significantly reduces the risk […]

NCI report shows U.S. cancer deaths on decline

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

The death rates for most forms of cancer continue to decline at a modest pace among men, women and children in the United States, according to the Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer 1975 – 2011. The report from the National Cancer Institute, a division of the National Institutes of Health, […]

MDS patient and family forum March 14

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

The Myelodysplastic Syndrome Foundation, Inc., is sponsoring a patient and caregiver forum on March 14, 2015 at the Marriott Nashville at Vanderbilt. The forum will feature a presentation and Q&A session with Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s Michael Savona, M.D., about new therapies and treatment options for MDS. The conference runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and will also […]

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