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News: Gynecologic Cancer

Study tests new vaccine for precancerous cervical cells

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is participating in an international study to determine the effectiveness of a new therapeutic vaccine for treating women with precancerous changes on the cervix.

Chic Awearness event supports VUMC ovarian cancer research

Friday, September 21st, 2018

The T.J. Martell Foundation’s 6th Annual Chic Awearness fundraising event that supports ovarian cancer research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) will be held Monday, Sept. 24, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., at Analog at the Hutton Hotel, 1808 West End Ave.

Velez Edwards named to Women’s Health Research leadership

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Digna R. Velez Edwards, PhD, has been named director of Women’s Health Research, succeeding longtime director and founder, Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD, associate dean of Clinical and Translational Scientist Development and professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Awareness, education goal of new HPV initiative

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Ronald Alvarez, MD, chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has formed the HPV-Associated Cancer Consortium Vanderbilt (HPVACTIVE) program to raise awareness and provide community-wide education about HPV-associated cancers.

Chic Awearness event supports VUMC ovarian cancer research

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

The annual Chic Awearness fundraising event that supports ovarian cancer research at major medical centers, including Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), will be held Monday, Sept. 25, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., at Prima Restaurant, 700 12th Ave. South.

Cancer patient creates artwork for Radiation Oncology suite

Friday, August 11th, 2017

In her life, Jessi Zazu, 27, has toured the world as a musician in the group Those Darlins, recorded three studio albums, starred in music videos and exhibited her original artwork in individual and group art shows. With parents who are artists and a father and grandfather who played music, Zazu was destined to inherit […]

Conference to focus on link between viruses and cancer

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

The association between tobacco use and cancer is well known. But there are other risk factors for cancer that are less recognized, including the link between cancer and certain viruses. To enlighten the public about these risks, the Prevent Cancer Foundation, in collaboration with Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), is sponsoring “Think About the Link,” a seminar […]

Blood type link to cancer survival

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Blood type may impact survival in ovarian cancer, the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the United States. Patients with type A blood showed significantly longer survival than those with other blood types, according to a recent study by Alicia Beeghly-Fadiel, MPH, Ph.D., and colleagues.

Researchers seek best ways to increase HPV vaccination rates

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Tennessee has one of the lowest human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates in the nation, and investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) are hoping to change this by improving the way medical providers present these vaccines to patients and by improving patient and patient family education. “HPV is the most commonly sexually transmitted infection in […]

National Cancer Institute’s Lowy details HPV virus research efforts

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Douglas Lowy, M.D., acting director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), warned that worldwide death rates from cervical cancer are expected to increase in low- and middle-income countries during the next 15 years unless steps are taken to prevent the cancer from occurring. Almost all cases of cervical cancer are linked to a viral infection. […]

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