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    News: Survivorship

    National Lymphedema Network honors VUMC research efforts

    Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

    Lymphedema research conducted at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) to better understand patient risk for this chronic condition and treatment responses received recognition at an international conference. Paula Donahue, DPT, assistant professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, recently received Best Research Award in the new investigator category at the 2016 National Lymphedema Network Conference, which […]

    Hyundai Hope On Wheels grant spurs pediatric cancer research

    Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

    Richard Ho, M.D., MSCI, associate professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, has been awarded a $250,000 Hyundai Hope On Wheels Scholar Grant to study ways to reduce long-term side effects of chemotherapy in pediatric cancer survivors and develop more personalized therapies for pediatric oncology patients. To date, Hyundai Hope On Wheels has […]

    Kidney cancer educational conference set for Sept. 10

    Friday, September 2nd, 2016

    Kidney cancer patients, family members, health care providers and members of the public are invited to attend a free educational workshop about the disease to be held at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC). The Kidney Cancer Association Patient and Survivor Conference will be held Saturday, Sept. 10, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Preston Research […]

    Cancer Center patients make their musical dreams come true

    Monday, May 16th, 2016

    Rob Schieber and Jordan Lawhead each moved to Nashville to pursue a career in music. Songwriter and publisher Kris Bergsnes introduced them knowing they were both cancer survivors. But a chance meeting in a patient waiting room at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) united the two men in their cancer journey as well as in friendship […]

    Creative writing class helps cope with cancer

    Monday, February 22nd, 2016

    Receiving a cancer diagnosis and undergoing treatment can be an emotional experience for patients, and their families, friends and caregivers are also affected by the experience. Creative writing can provide an outlet to express and share those strong emotions. (iStock image) The Spring 2016 “Express Yourself: Creative Writing Series” is open to anyone affected by […]

    ‘Messages of Hope’ free prostate cancer program: Friday, Dec. 11

    Thursday, November 19th, 2015

    Messages of Hope: Advances in Prostate Cancer Prevention, Research and Treatment Free program for prostate cancer survivors, caregivers, and health professionals Friday, December 11, 2015  9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center 8th Floor Conference Center 2220 Pierce Avenue Nashville, TN 37232 Free parking available in South Garage, across from VICC on Pierce Avenue […]

    Cancer Survivors Day

    Thursday, November 5th, 2015

    Cancer survivors, family and friends rock to tunes performed by Soul Incision during the annual cancer Survivors Day celebration. This year’s event at the VU Student Life Center was sponsored by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. (photos by Joe Howell)    

    Cancer Survivorship Celebration set for Nov. 1

    Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), in partnership with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, is hosting the 2015 Cancer Survivorship Celebration Sunday, Nov. 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center. The theme for this year’s event is “Survivors Rock” and to underscore this musical thesis the entertainment will be provided […]

    New faculty: Bethany Rhoten examines quality of life among cancer survivors

    Monday, October 19th, 2015

    Bethany Rhoten’s research focuses on issues that few people openly discuss—those surrounding body image and sexuality among cancer survivors. “While conducting research for my dissertation, I saw how difficult it is when a patient with head and neck cancer looks in the mirror and the person they see is not the person they saw six […]

    New creative writing course geared for cancer community

    Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

    Cancer patients, family members and those who care for cancer patients often need a way to express the deep and often lasting emotions that a cancer diagnosis can bring. The new “Express Yourself: Creative Writing Series” gives everyone in the cancer community an opportunity to express and share those emotions. Series participants will have the […]

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