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    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 […]

    My Cancer Genome launches new mobile app

    Friday, May 30th, 2014

    by Dagny Stuart My Cancer Genome, an online precision cancer medicine tool developed by researchers at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, has unveiled an updated free mobile app that provides even more information about genetic alterations in various types of cancer and the therapies available to treat those alterations. The new MCG mobile app is searchable and […]

    Martell Foundation Honors VICC Leaders

    Monday, March 24th, 2014

    Scott Hiebert, Ph.D., associate director of Basic Research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, was celebrated for his contributions to cancer research during the 6th Annual Nashville Honors Gala benefiting the T. J. Martell Foundation. This year’s event at Nashville’s Omni Hotel honored five Nashville community leaders who work diligently to make a difference in the community, […]

    VICC Offers Lung Cancer Screens

    Thursday, February 27th, 2014

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has launched a new lung cancer screening program to provide low-dose CT scans for patients at high risk for the deadly disease. Current or former smokers ages 55 to 74 who have a history of 30 or more pack years of smoking are eligible for the scans. A pack year is defined […]

    Breast SPORE Grant Renewed Again

    Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s Breast Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) has been awarded a third round of funding from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The SPORE grant renewal will provide more than $11.3 million in funding support over the next five years for breast cancer research. “It is becoming uncommon for a cancer center to […]

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