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    Using Nutrition to Battle Cancer

    Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

    Many times those going through cancer treatment and even those who have finished have questions about eating a healthy diet. Melissa Brown, a nutrition coach at the Vanderbilt Center for Integrative Health, describes different foods that have cancer-fighting agents in them as well as easy meal techniques. If you are interested in learning more about […]

    RENEW: Gentle Movement Classes

    Monday, December 12th, 2011

    The RENEW: Gentle Movement Classes are part of the Vanderbilt Cancer Wellness Program and are for adults going through cancer treatment as well as those who have finished. Karen Dyer-Klein, an exercise specialist at the Vanderbilt Dayani Center, describes the types of workouts available, which include Ai Chi (aquatic exercise) on Mondays at 3:15 p.m., […]

    Makeover Class Helps Female Cancer Patients

    Friday, December 2nd, 2011

    Cancer patients who are undergoing treatment with chemotherapy or radiation therapy expect to experience side effects like nausea, fatigue and possible hair loss. But they may not realize that those treatments can cause additional side effects like dry skin, rashes and complexion changes. To help patients cope with these hair and skin issues, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer […]

    Lung and Pancreatic Cancer Wellness Services

    Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

    Are you currently going through lung cancer or pancreatic cancer treatment or have completed therapy? Jay Groves, administrative director at Vanderbilt Dayani Center, describes the new Vanderbilt Cancer Wellness Program. This program promotes the health and wellbeing of those touched by cancer through interactive, individualized and comprehensive services that complement your standard of care. Learn […]

    FERM Target for Rare Leukemia

    Friday, November 18th, 2011

    Most patients diagnosed with adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL) – a rare, aggressive blood cancer – will die within a year of diagnosis. No currently available treatments alter the disease’s aggressive clinical course. Utpal Davé, M.D., and colleagues are working to identify genes and pathways that drive or initiate ATLL. In the Oct. 6 issue of […]

    Tobacco Cessation

    Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

    Have you ever tried to quit smoking and been unsuccessful? As a former smoker, Barbara Forbes, a clinical nurse specialist and nurse practitioner, knows what you’re going through. She directs the Dayani Institute for Smoking Cessation and Prevention at Vanderbilt, and she can help you kick the habit for good. Learn more about the Smoking […]

    Dayani Center Ready to Help Smokers Quit

    Friday, November 11th, 2011

    Barbara Forbes, MSN, keeps a big jar of tar on her desk. The dark, goopy mess is a visual representation of the amount of tar that a smoker will ingest by smoking one pack of cigarettes per day for a year. Forbes is the director of the Smoking Cessation Institute at the Vanderbilt Dayani Center […]

    Family Day to Benefit T.J. Martell Foundation

    Friday, October 21st, 2011

    Fans of “American Idol” runner-up Lauren Alaina will have a chance to watch her perform and have their picture taken with the Mercury Nashville recording artist during the upcoming Family Day indoor entertainment event benefiting the T.J. Martell Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. In addition to the performance by […]

    VU Team Forming for Light the Night Walk

    Friday, October 7th, 2011

    Vanderbilt University has issued an open invitation to the Middle Tennessee community to join the VU team for the 2011 Light the Night cancer walk which will be held Friday, Oct. 14. Light the Night is the major fundraising event for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), the world’s largest organization dedicated to funding research […]

    VUMC Teams with 3 Midstate Hospitals

    Friday, September 23rd, 2011

    Leaders of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Maury Regional Medical Center, Northcrest Medical Center and Williamson Medical Center today announced affiliation agreements establishing a partnership between these medical centers to work collaboratively to create new jointly operated programs and services in the counties where these hospitals reside. These programs are intended to expand primary and specialty […]

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