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    Kachnic elected president of the American Board of Radiology

    Monday, October 31st, 2016

    Lisa Kachnic, M.D., chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has been elected president of the American Board of Radiology (ABR). She assumed the role after being chosen president-elect of the organization in March 2014 and succeeds former ABR President Milton Guiberteau, M.D. Kachnic officially began her role as […]

    Prostate cancer survivors’ risk of heart disease studied

    Thursday, February 4th, 2016

    The 3 million prostate cancer survivors in the United States are likely to die from something other than cancer, thanks to early detection, effective treatment and the disease’s slow progression. What survivors need to be more concerned with is heart disease, the most common non-cancer cause of death for men with prostate cancer, according to […]

    Cancer Center debuts new radiation oncology device

    Thursday, January 28th, 2016

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) has unveiled a new TrueBeam linear accelerator in the Department of Radiation Oncology on the main campus to provide enhanced radiation therapy for patients. Linear accelerators work by focusing therapeutic doses of radiation to a specific part of the body through a series of lead panels, or ‘leaves,’ that move in […]

    Fundraiser for head and neck cancer patients slated for Oct. 16

    Friday, October 9th, 2015

    The second annual Courage Unmasked event to raise awareness about head and neck cancer will be held Friday, Oct. 16, 6 – 9 p.m., at the Sarratt Gallery at Vanderbilt. This year’s “Masks and Music” event, which raises funds for head and neck cancer patients in treatment at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, will include a showcase […]

    Brown to head cancer registry for Y-90 tumor treatments

    Thursday, July 30th, 2015

    Dan Brown, M.D., professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences and chief of Interventional Oncology, will spearhead a national Vanderbilt-led research registry that tracks cancer patients whose tumors are treated with Yttrium-90 (Y-90), a radioactive isotope. The Radiation-Emitting SIR-Spheres in Non-Resectable (RESIN) Liver Tumor Patient Registry is the result of a collaboration between VUMC, initially up […]

    Kachnic to join VUMC as new chair of Radiation Oncology

    Thursday, May 7th, 2015

    Lisa Kachnic, M.D., professor and chair of Radiation Oncology and associate director of Multidisciplinary Cancer Research at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), and chief of Radiation Oncology at Boston Medical Center (BMC), has been named the new professor and chair of the Vanderbilt Department of Radiation Oncology. She will join the faculty on Sept. […]

    VICC at Franklin adds new radiation therapy technology

    Thursday, April 30th, 2015

    The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) at Franklin has added new technology to enhance treatment for patients needing radiation therapy or stereotactic body radiation. The newly installed TrueBeam linear accelerator provides more accurate targeting of the radiation beam to focus on the cancer or lesion and enhanced protection for the adjacent tissue. VICC at Franklin is […]

    Grant bolsters Kirschner’s prostate cancer research

    Thursday, February 5th, 2015

    Austin Kirschner, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Radiation Oncology and Cancer Biology, has received the Urology Care Foundation Research Scholars Award for the study of advanced prostate cancer. “I am very honored to receive this important award in support of research to help men with difficult-to-treat forms of prostate cancer,” said Kirschner, who joined the […]

    New options enhance prostate cancer treatment

    Thursday, January 29th, 2015

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) patient William Ostman smiled while gazing into a camera lens and declared, “I am a prostate cancer survivor.” Ostman, 63, who now lives in Hermitage, Tennessee, was sharing his story recently in a video for the nonprofit organization ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer. The fact that he is still […]

    Courage Unmasked

    Friday, October 31st, 2014

    Radiation masks donated by head and neck cancer patients and decorated by Nashville-area artists were displayed during the recent Courage Unmasked event at Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Gallery. More than 60 masks visible on the back wall were decorated by Nashville area artists to raise funds for Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center head and neck cancer patients. Read more […]

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