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    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 […]

    Cancer survival improvements vary by age, race

    Thursday, February 26th, 2015

    Improvements in cancer diagnosis and treatment have led to longer survival for most cancer patients in the United States. However, the improvement in survival was substantially greater among younger patients and those who are white in most of the cancers studied, according to new research by Vanderbilt University investigators. The study was published online recently […]

    BlackHawk’s support reaches milestone

    Thursday, February 12th, 2015

    Country music group BlackHawk recently presented a check for $20,000 to Harold (Hal) Moses, M.D., Ingram Professor of Cancer Research and director emeritus of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), in support of cancer research. Since 2006, the group has raised and donated $100,000 to VICC in remembrance of one of the original members of the multi-platinum […]

    New options enhance prostate cancer treatment

    Thursday, January 29th, 2015

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) patient William Ostman smiled while gazing into a camera lens and declared, “I am a prostate cancer survivor.” Ostman, 63, who now lives in Hermitage, Tennessee, was sharing his story recently in a video for the nonprofit organization ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer. The fact that he is still […]

    Cancer groups call for regulation of e-cigarettes

    Thursday, January 15th, 2015

    Two leading cancer organizations are calling for regulation of e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) issued the joint statement calling for greater oversight of the products and more research about their effects on the long-term health of users. […]

    Visit unites stem cell transplant patient, donor

    Monday, December 15th, 2014

    When Darlena Clark of Hendersonville, Tennessee, saw Jon Strong for the first time at Nashville International Airport she, “just grabbed him and hugged him and just held on.” Strong, a U.S. Navy hospital corpsman based at Camp Pendleton, California, was the stranger from across the country who had volunteered to be a bone marrow donor, […]

    More breast cancer patients choose mastectomy

    Friday, November 21st, 2014

    Far more breast cancer patients are choosing to undergo mastectomy, including removal of both breasts, instead of choosing breast conservation surgery even when they have early stage disease that is confined to one breast, a Vanderbilt study shows.

    New Approach for Treating Retinoblastoma

    Thursday, October 9th, 2014

    Vanderbilt doctors are using an emerging therapeutic approach called intra-arterial chemotherapy, or IA chemo, to treat retinoblastoma, the most common ocular cancer in children.

    Gilda’s Club Nashville honors VICC’s Martin

    Thursday, September 4th, 2014

    Longtime patient advocate and breast cancer survivor Pam Martin is the 2014 recipient of the Nancy Saturn Award of Inspiration from Gilda’s Club Nashville.

    Courage Unmasked supports cancer patients

    Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

    by Dagny Stuart Charlie Haller had never smoked or used chewing tobacco and wasn’t a heavy drinker, so the 41-year-old Lyles, Tennessee, man wasn’t thinking about cancer when a mass developed on the side of his neck. His primary care physician, however, immediately referred him to a specialist and a biopsy revealed a form of […]

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