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    Annual Pink Out women’s basketball game set for Feb. 14

    Thursday, February 11th, 2016

    Pink will be the dominant color in Memorial Gymnasium Sunday, Feb. 14, as the Vanderbilt Commodores Women’s Basketball team participates in the annual Pink Out! game to raise awareness about breast cancer. Pink is the color associated with breast cancer research and survivorship, so the Commodores will wear special uniforms during the matchup against the […]

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Encourages HPV Vaccination

    Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

    Contact: Dagny Stuart, (615) 936-7245 In response to low national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV), Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) has joined 68 of the nation’s other NCI-designated cancer centers in urging increased HPV vaccination for the prevention of cancer. Experts at VICC, in collaboration with colleagues at the other cancer centers, recognize […]

    Medical staff, theater join forces to help cancer patient see ‘Star Wars’

    Thursday, January 21st, 2016

    A Vanderbilt patient who has battled leukemia for nearly five years was granted a private screening of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” thanks to her medical providers and a local movie theater. Like millions of fans worldwide, Natalie Seale, 22, was excited to see the long-anticipated film, but she is unable to be in large […]

    VU professor designs special apron for breast cancer patients

    Friday, January 8th, 2016

    A Vanderbilt professor has designed a special apron for breast cancer patients after first-hand experience dealing with chest drainage tubes following surgery. Craig Anne Heflinger, Ph.D., professor of Human and Organizational Development at Peabody College, based her design on the big-pocketed aprons worn by employees at The Home Depot. A friend gave her one of […]

    Review highlights financial impact of sarcoma misdiagnosis

    Thursday, December 10th, 2015

    Malpractice awards and settlements are eight times greater when physicians misdiagnosis sarcoma than when they make other mistakes, according to a review of 32 years of court cases. For orthopaedic surgeons, the indemnity payments were 17 times higher. However, primary care physicians were more apt to be sued. The review is the latest effort by […]

    ‘Messages of Hope’ free prostate cancer program: Friday, Dec. 11

    Thursday, November 19th, 2015

    Messages of Hope: Advances in Prostate Cancer Prevention, Research and Treatment Free program for prostate cancer survivors, caregivers, and health professionals Friday, December 11, 2015  9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center 8th Floor Conference Center 2220 Pierce Avenue Nashville, TN 37232 Free parking available in South Garage, across from VICC on Pierce Avenue […]

    “Movember” activities help raise prostate cancer funds, awareness

    Thursday, November 5th, 2015

    Beginning this week, Vanderbilt men will have a good excuse to ignore their razors and let their facial hair grow. November has been dubbed “Movember,” a time when men are encouraged to grow a moustache to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer. One in seven men in the United States will be diagnosed with […]

    VUMC debuts dedicated tobacco treatment service

    Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

    Hilary Tindle, M.D., MPH, director of the Vanderbilt Center for Tobacco, Addiction and Lifestyle (ViTAL), rattles off the data without taking a breath: smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the world; on average 480,000 people die every year from smoking-related diseases; and tobacco use costs the United States $300 billion in health […]

    Cancer therapies’ impact on heart, kidneys explored

    Thursday, September 24th, 2015

    Vanderbilt is embarking on a multi-disciplinary approach to understand how promising cancer treatments, specifically certain kinase inhibitors, affect the heart and kidneys. In recent years, kinase inhibitors have emerged as important options for treating many cancers. In particular, specific kinase inhibitors, called angiogenesis (or VEGF) inhibitors, target the tumor vasculature and have become options for […]

    Songs from the Heart cancer event set for Sept. 26

    Thursday, August 27th, 2015

    Cancer affects many families, and patients and their relatives often struggle with an effective way to describe their feelings about the illness and its aftermath. Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) and Gilda’s Club Nashville give these individuals and their health care providers an opportunity to express themselves in song through the annual Songs from the Heart […]

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