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    News: Gastrointestinal Cancer

    Colon cancer awareness event set for Aug. 5

    Thursday, July 28th, 2016

    For some people cancer, especially colon cancer, is a persistent and potentially deadly visitor affecting family members from one generation to the next. Individuals who have a parent, sibling or child diagnosed with colon cancer have double the risk of developing the disease. But not all colon cancer is caused by hereditary factors. Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer […]

    Idrees receives award for cancer outcomes research

    Thursday, July 7th, 2016

    Kamran Idrees, M.D., MSCI, assistant professor of Surgery, has received a Young Investigator Award from the Society of Surgical Oncology Foundation (SSO). The award supports innovative concepts designed to improve health outcomes through advances in the delivery of care. Idrees, who joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2012, said the one-year award “was an unexpected honor […]

    Goldenring recognized for research mentorship efforts

    Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

    James Goldenring, M.D., Ph.D., co-director of the Epithelial Biology Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has received a Research Mentor Award from the American Gastroenterology Association Institute Council for “outstanding research mentorship.” Goldenring is the Paul W. Sanger Professor of Experimental Surgery and professor of Cell and Developmental Biology and vice chair of Surgical […]

    Patient encourages early screening for colon cancer

    Friday, April 1st, 2016

    Van Edmundson, a retiree from Ashland City, Tennessee, had his first screening colonoscopy at 50, the age recommended for most patients. Individuals with a family history of colorectal cancer or with current gastrointestinal symptoms may need to be screened earlier. Edmundson’s test was negative for colon cancer and he got the all-clear again when he […]

    Singer’s concert honors care received at Cancer Center

    Thursday, March 24th, 2016

    A cancer patient’s gratitude toward his Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) physician led to a star-studded concert to benefit the Cancer Center. Colon cancer survivor and country artist Wade Hayes was joined by six-time CMA and ACM Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert, four-time Grammy and CMA Award-winning artist Steve Wariner and Kix Brooks, CMA […]

    One Million Strong event to raise awareness about colorectal cancer

    Thursday, March 17th, 2016

    Thousands of colorectal patients, families and supporters will gather in Nashville April 1 and 2 for the annual One Million Strong event to raise awareness about colorectal cancer. The nonprofit organization, Fight Colorectal Cancer, along with community partners including Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), will host two days of activities highlighting the importance of colorectal cancer […]

    Study suggests cancer’s ‘clock’ can be rewound

    Thursday, March 17th, 2016

    Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have “turned back the clock” in a mouse model of metaplasia — precancerous stomach lesions — raising hopes that gastric cancer, a worldwide scourge that’s rising in the United States, can be prevented. “This was totally unexpected,” said James Goldenring, M.D., Ph.D., the Paul W. Sanger Professor of Experimental […]

    College of American Pathologists lauds Washington’s contributions

    Friday, January 8th, 2016

    Mary (Kay) Washington, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the College of American Pathologists(CAP). Washington was one of eight physician members honored during the organization’s recent annual meeting in Nashville. The CAP Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes pathologists who have demonstrated a broad, positive impact on the […]

    Biomarker for intestinal tumors

    Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

    The incidence of pancreatic and small intestinal neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) has risen over the past decade. NETs are the second most common cancers in the small intestine and pancreas and are frequently associated with liver metastasis. Safia Salaria, M.D., and colleagues examined expression of CD24 – a biomarker for normal and cancer stem cells – […]

    Hach shows age not always a barrier to cancer therapy

    Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

    Phila Hach recently celebrated her 89th birthday and she has had much to celebrate over the years. “I have a wonderful life. I’ve had an exotic life, an eclectic life,” explained Hach. It is a life that recently included chemotherapy to address advanced colon cancer. Emily Chan, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Medicine and a […]

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