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    Back at the Bench

    Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

    Jimmy Caldwell was looking for something to take his mind off the stress of owning a small business. He had always been handy – with 12 years of industrial maintenance work and one renovated old house under his belt – so when he read a magazine article about woodworking, he immediately purchased a lathe, set […]

    News From Around the Cancer Center

    Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

    Neuss Named Chief Medical Officer Michael Neuss, M.D., has been appointed chief medical officer for Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s clinical enterprise. He assumes the newly created position July 1. A Duke-trained oncologist in practice since 1986, Neuss was, until December, the vice president of the largest oncology practice in the Cincinnati area. Neuss will report to […]

    Recent Publications by VICC Researchers

    Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is committed to conducting innovative, high-impact basic, translational and clinical research with the greatest potential for making a difference for cancer patients, today and in the future. Here’s a sampling of recent work published in peer-reviewed journals by center investigators: Weight’s impact on death risk Asians of normal weight are far less […]

    Successes and Challenges in Prostate Cancer

    Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

    The nearly 100 percent five-year survival rate for localized prostate cancer is one of the great success stories in the field. But when a man is told he has prostate cancer, it quickly becomes clear just how frightening and confusing that diagnosis can be. Fortunately, there are many treatment options. But for early stage, localized […]

    Lady and the Tramp

    Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

    Sitting next to the biology and medical tomes on a shelf in Robert Matusik’s office are two stuffed animals: Lady and the Tramp. They are there in homage to the mouse models of prostate cancer – fondly called lady and tramp models – that Matusik and his colleagues have generated. “We are all waiting for […]

    Survivor to Supporter

    Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

    Carol O’Hare has lived through the ups and downs of cancer over the past 14 years – all at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. A stage III breast cancer survivor, she was diagnosed in 1997 and treated by David Johnson, M.D., who was director of the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the time, and Dan Beauchamp, […]

    Sam Dick: Robotic Surgery

    Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

    Sam Dick, 54, a television news anchor in Lexington, Ky., had just watched his father die from prostate cancer when he got the news last fall that he had the disease. He and his wife wanted a cure and decided that surgery was the best option. They learned from online research and conversations with physicians […]

    Jim Davidson: Radiation

    Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

    Jim Davidson, Ph.D., 68, a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Vanderbilt, talked to a couple of friends and colleagues after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. One had radiation therapy in the 1970s; the other had surgery about 15 years ago. “So from my huge statistical sampling of two, I had a […]

    Kort Nygard: Surveillance, Then Surgery

    Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

    Kort Nygard, Ph.D., 69, a clinical psychologist, considers himself a “skilled practitioner in the art of denial.” He was happy to defer treatment when his first biopsy showed he had prostate cancer. On a second biopsy though, his cancer had spread. His physician, David Penson, M.D., said it was time to treat and laid out […]

    Friendships, Legacies

    Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

    Though they lived and work in similar circles, it took a neuroendocrine cancer diagnosis for Mary Anne Harwell and Jeannie Hastings to really get to know one another. Jeannie and Mary Anne were diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumors of the colon within days of each other. Their husbands Jim Hastings and Jonny Harwell agree that it […]

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