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    News: Gynecologic Cancer

    Clinical Trials in Era of Targeted Therapies

    Friday, December 17th, 2010

    Cousins with melanoma caused by the same genetic mutation enroll in a randomized clinical trial of a promising experimental drug that targets the mutation. Randomly assigned to different groups, one young man gets the new drug, experiences dramatic shrinkage of his tumors and is alive nine months later, while his cousin receives current therapy — […]

    DNA Mechanics

    Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

    Picture a railroad track, running across the countryside. DNA looks something like that track. Its “rails” are chains of chemicals called nucleotides, each pairing with a partner on the opposite chain to form the “ties.” To ensure timely train traffic – and prevent catastrophic derailments – the railroad track needs regular maintenance. So does DNA. […]

    Oncology Clinic Takes Magnet to Heart

    Friday, November 19th, 2010

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s Oncology Clinic in Cool Springs makes patient care its priority, and provides a strong example of why the Medical Center is deserving of a second Magnet designation. Though the clinic is 16 miles from the main Vanderbilt University Medical Center campus, the culture of this suburban clinic embodies the VUMC Nursing philosophy […]

    ‘Look Good…Feel Better’ Class Set

    Friday, November 12th, 2010

    The Vanderbilt Breast Center is inviting cancer patients to a free counseling session designed to help women cope with cancer treatment side-effects such as hair loss and complexion changes. The class is open to patients with all forms of cancer. The “Look Good…Feel Better” class will be held Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to […]

    Writing Workshop for Cancer Survivors

    Monday, October 18th, 2010

    Cancer survivors interested in exploring the process of creative writing are eligible to attend free Vanderbilt writing workshops this fall. The classes are open to all cancer survivors regardless of where they received their cancer care, and previous writing experience is not required. Participants will have the opportunity to create original material and share their […]

    Meeting Explores Cancer’s Impact on Heart

    Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

    Well-known daytime television actor Anthony Herrera will be the featured guest speaker at this year’s Cardiology & Oncology International Symposium, Thursday, October 7, at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel. This year’s Cardiology & Oncology International Symposium is designed to help medical professionals identify and screen cancer patients for cardiovascular disease and manage treatment for cancer […]

    VU Robotic Surgery Keeps Growing

    Friday, August 13th, 2010

    A 68-year-old male with advanced prostate cancer lies on the operating table. A 1,500-pound contraption looms over him, its metal arms extend like tentacles into tiny holes in his abdomen. The surgeon sits at the far side of the room, face pressed into a large console, hands and feet manipulating controls. As the surgeon moves, […]

    VICC Lauded Among Nation’s Best

    Thursday, July 15th, 2010

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center once again is listed among the nation’s best in cancer care by U.S. News and World Report in its 2010 ranking, released this week. It is the only hospital in Tennessee to make the list of best hospitals for cancer care, and the second-highest ranked center in the Southeast. Overall, Vanderbilt University […]

    Songs from the Heart

    Thursday, July 8th, 2010

    Songs from the Heart, a songwriting workshop for cancer survivors with songwriter Tricia Walker, will be offered July 27-28, with a concert of on July 30. This event is sponsored by the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and Gilda’s Club Nashville.

    Playing By Air Fuses Art, Cancer Awareness

    Thursday, July 1st, 2010

    Vanderbilt’s REACH for Survivorship Program and the Office of Patient and Community Education are among more than 20 cancer-related organizations who will participate in an innovative event July 17-18 that fuses arts, entertainment, and cancer awareness. Nashville-based Playing By Air, a variety arts troupe, will premiere its self-titled production, Playing By Air, at the Nashville […]

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