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VICC launches new telehealth program for CAR-T patients

Monday, March 4th, 2019

Some cancer patients receiving CAR-T infusions can now avoid hospital stays because of a telemedicine program launched by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

AHA statement supports vascular cardio-oncology

Monday, February 25th, 2019

The American Heart Association (AHA) has issued a scientific statement calling for the integration of cardio-oncology and vascular medicine to provide cancer patients and cancer survivors with optimal cardiovascular care.

Society of Urologic Oncology honors Barocas’ contributions

Monday, February 4th, 2019

Daniel Barocas, MD, MPH, associate professor of Urology, is being recognized with a national award from the Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO) for his efforts to develop urologic cancer quality measures.

Spalluto, Lewis to lead VA lung screening initiative

Friday, January 18th, 2019

Lucy Spalluto, MD, and Jennifer Lewis, MD, MS, are co-leading the Veterans Affairs-Partnership to increase Access to Lung Screening (VA-PALS) National Program Evaluation, which aims to implement lung screening programs and improve access to early detection of lung cancer for at-risk veterans.

Therapy aims to reduce prostate cancer treatment side effects

Friday, December 14th, 2018

Vanderbilt urologic surgeons are offering an alternative therapy for prostate cancer patients considered to be low-to-intermediate risk, a middle ground between active surveillance and aggressive therapy.

Precision radiation aids patient’s cancer battle

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Precision radiation therapy helped treat patient Imogene Stranch’s cancer.

Teamwork key to treating patient’s rare blood cancer

Saturday, December 1st, 2018

Patient Joe Lofaro credits the teamwork of Nishitha Reddy, MBBS, MSCI, and other clinicians at VUMC for diagnosing him with the rare blood cancer Erdheim-Chester disease.

Songwriting aids palliative care nurse in cancer fight

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

Beyond the usual care she provides her patients in the Palliative Care Unit, Megan Palmer, RN, also connects with them through her music.

Surgeon helps restore cancer patients’ functionality

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

Sarah Rohde, MD, specializes in treating cancers in the head, neck and thyroid. A large part of her practice is microvascular free flap reconstruction, or using other parts of the body to reconstruct tissue removed through surgery.

Cancer Center among best in nation for stem cell transplant survival

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s Stem Cell Transplant ranks among the best in the nation for donor stem cell transplant survival rates among large centers, according to an annual report.

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