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Latino faith leaders gather to discuss health needs in their community

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

Nearly 50 faith leaders from at least 20 Latino churches gathered at the Coleman Park Community Center on July 14, 2018, for the Faith and Health Collaborative’s Breakfast with Pastors.

New research finds lung cancer risk drops substantially within five years of quitting smoking

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

The risk of lung cancer drops substantially within five years of quitting, according to a new analysis of the landmark Framingham Heart Study by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

VUMC and VICC lauded by CEO Roundtable on Cancer for employee support

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

For the 10th year in a row Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) have been named a CEO Cancer Gold Standard employer by the CEO Roundtable on Cancer.

Who should be screened for lung cancer?

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Lung cancer is the most deadly cancer in the United States – but high-tech imaging now lets smokers get checked for early signs of lung cancer. Finding lung cancer in its earliest stages makes it far easier to treat.

Awareness, education goal of new HPV initiative

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Ronald Alvarez, MD, chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has formed the HPV-Associated Cancer Consortium Vanderbilt (HPVACTIVE) program to raise awareness and provide community-wide education about HPV-associated cancers.

Lung screening program continues to grow

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) Lung Screening Program for patients at high risk for cancer recently reached a milestone, enrolling more than 700 patients and performing more than 1,000 CT screening examinations.

Catching the nation’s deadliest cancer; how lung screening can help

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Lung screening improves odds for lung cancer survival. Learn who should be screened.

VUMC wins national recognition for employee health care focus

Friday, May 26th, 2017

The CEO Roundtable on Cancer has re-accredited Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) as a CEO Cancer Gold Standard employer for 2017 for VUMC’s efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for employees and their families. In conjunction with Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), VUMC earned the Gold Standard accreditation for taking action in five areas of […]

VICC experts to discuss high risk breast cancer at free seminar June 6

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), in collaboration with the Hereditary Cancer Program and the Vanderbilt Breast Center, will host a free seminar, “Are You at High Risk for Breast Cancer?” This interactive program to be held Tuesday, June 6, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks, 719 Thompson Lane, is open to anyone […]

Researchers seek best ways to increase HPV vaccination rates

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Tennessee has one of the lowest human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates in the nation, and investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) are hoping to change this by improving the way medical providers present these vaccines to patients and by improving patient and patient family education. “HPV is the most commonly sexually transmitted infection in […]

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