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    Songs from the Heart cancer event set for Sept. 26

    Thursday, August 27th, 2015

    Cancer affects many families, and patients and their relatives often struggle with an effective way to describe their feelings about the illness and its aftermath. Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) and Gilda’s Club Nashville give these individuals and their health care providers an opportunity to express themselves in song through the annual Songs from the Heart […]

    Study seeks to ease ‘chemobrain’ for cancer patients

    Monday, August 24th, 2015

    Many women who receive chemotherapy for breast cancer report problems with their thinking, memory and attention after treatment. And as the survival rates for breast cancer increase, so do these issues associated with chemotherapy. Paul Newhouse, M.D., professor of Psychiatry and Jim Turner Professor of Cognitive Disorders, and graduate student Jennifer Vega in Vanderbilt University […]

    NCI report shows U.S. cancer deaths on decline

    Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

    The death rates for most forms of cancer continue to decline at a modest pace among men, women and children in the United States, according to the Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer 1975 – 2011. The report from the National Cancer Institute, a division of the National Institutes of Health, […]

    VICC’s Johnson to study cancer survivorship with immune inhibitor drugs

    Thursday, March 19th, 2015

    Douglas Johnson, M.D., assistant professor of Medicine, has been named a recipient of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network  (NCCN) Foundation Young Investigator Awards. The two-year grant will provide $150,000 in funding for his research on survivorship among cancer patients who receive drugs called immune checkpoint inhibitors. The formal announcement of the grant awardees was made […]

    ‘Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies’

    Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

    The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, in collaboration with Nashville Public Television, American Cancer Society, and Gilda’s Club, will host a free preview of “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” panel discussion and moderated Q&A on Wednesday, March 25 at the Vanderbilt University Student Life Center.

    Grant boosts head and neck lymphedema research

    Monday, March 9th, 2015

    Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) has been awarded a four-year, $2.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research to establish a valid, clinically useful measurement battery for head and neck lymphedema and fibrosis (LEF). Principal investigator Jie Deng, Ph.D., R.N., developed the proposal because she commonly sees […]

    Cancer survival improvements vary by age, race

    Thursday, February 26th, 2015

    Improvements in cancer diagnosis and treatment have led to longer survival for most cancer patients in the United States. However, the improvement in survival was substantially greater among younger patients and those who are white in most of the cancers studied, according to new research by Vanderbilt University investigators. The study was published online recently […]

    Yoga therapy for cancer patients studied

    Thursday, January 29th, 2015

    Cancer is bad enough. But cancer patients who receive surgery, radiation and chemotherapy may suffer from side effects that run from irritating to crippling — problems that are postural, musculoskeletal and respiratory, along with lowered self-esteem. Many suffer from lymphedema, swelling caused by retained fluid in a compromised lymphatic system. One answer may be the […]

    Program Focuses on Heart Health in Cancer

    Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

    The Vanderbilt Cardio-Oncology program has fostered a special collaborative relationship combining the expertise of cardiologists and oncologists to understand the effects of cancer therapy on the heart. This type of collaboration is now helping to define the cardiovascular health of more than 14 million cancer survivors in the United States. “A dramatic increase of effective […]

    Gilda’s Club Nashville honors VICC’s Martin

    Thursday, September 4th, 2014

    Longtime patient advocate and breast cancer survivor Pam Martin is the 2014 recipient of the Nancy Saturn Award of Inspiration from Gilda’s Club Nashville.

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