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News: Radiation Oncology

Radiation and pulmonary fibrosis

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Radiation-induced pulmonary fibrosis — tissue scarring that can permanently impair lung function — limits the delivery of therapeutic radiation doses to non-small cell lung cancer. To develop strategies for preventing or reducing fibrosis, Michael Freeman, Ph.D., and colleagues are exploring the cell types and factors that contribute to the radiation-induced fibrotic response.

Art donation to benefit VICC Radiation Oncology patients

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Cancer patient creates artwork for Radiation Oncology suite

Friday, August 11th, 2017

In her life, Jessi Zazu, 27, has toured the world as a musician in the group Those Darlins, recorded three studio albums, starred in music videos and exhibited her original artwork in individual and group art shows. With parents who are artists and a father and grandfather who played music, Zazu was destined to inherit […]

Munyon named to new radiation therapy oversight board

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Karen Munyon, MBA, director of Finance and Operations for Radiation Oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has been appointed to the Tennessee Radiologic Imaging and Radiation Therapy Board of Examiners. She is one of nine individuals appointed by the Tennessee governor or state lawmakers to the newly created oversight board. Karen Munyon, MBA While […]

Kachnic named one of the ‘Women to Watch’ in health care

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Lisa Kachnic, M.D., Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Radiation Oncology and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has been named one of the “Women to Watch” in health care by Nashville Medical News. Lisa Kachnic, M.D. Kachnic is among 10 women in the Class of 2017 recognized by the health […]

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 […]

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