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Technology better than tape measure for identifying lymphedema risk

Friday, May 17th, 2019

Bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) is better than a tape measure for assessing a woman’s risk for developing lymphedema, painful swelling in the arm after breast cancer surgery, according to interim results of a recent study.

Vanderbilt Dermatology to offer free skin cancer screening June 15

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Vanderbilt Dermatology in collaboration with the Nashville Dermatology Society is offering free skin cancer screenings on Saturday, June 15, from 9 a.m. to noon at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks, 719 Thompson Lane, Suite 26300.

New guidelines recommend colonoscopy at 45

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

The American Cancer Society now recommends people at average risk be screened for colorectal cancer via colonoscopy, or another method, starting at age 45, rather than at age 50.

Study reframes approach to targeted therapy resistance

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

A recent study provides clinicians genomic guidance for surveillance of targeted therapy resistance in patients with EGFR-mutant non-small cell lung cancer — and more importantly — another drug option when resistance occurs.

Hot chemotherapy surgery helps save patient’s leg

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Tom Deweese can keep up with his grandchildren because of a highly specialized surgery using hot chemotherapy that saved his leg.

Tool guides decision-making for prostate cancer patients

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Prostate cancer patients in Nashville and Los Angeles are benefiting from a computer-based decision aid that implements the latest study results to tailor treatment options to an individual’s quality-of-life priorities.

Head and neck cancer screening event set for April 12

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

The free annual screening will be Friday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the John S. Odess Clinic for Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery in the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center at 7209 Medical Center East, South Tower. No appointment is necessary.

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.

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