Early detection of lymphedema, which occurs in 20% of patients following breast cancer treatment, may improve therapeutic options for patients.
Bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) is better than a tape measure for assessing a woman’s risk for developing lymphedema, painful swelling in the arm after breast cancer surgery, according to interim results of a recent study.
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s Stem Cell Transplant ranks among the best in the nation for donor stem cell transplant survival rates among large centers, according to an annual report.
Singer Anita Cochran had famous friends in the room when she celebrated her last cancer treatment, but the person with her who mattered the most was her 89-year-old father.
Vanderbilt investigators have conducted a prospective multicenter study on how extracorporeal photopheresis works in treating chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) — a complication of bone marrow or stem cell transplant that occurs when donor cells attack the recipient.
The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Department of Radiation Oncology is offering survivorship care in Clarksville, Tennessee, via telemedicine to patients after they complete curative treatment.
Feeling Good in Your Own Skin is a free educational event for patients, caregivers and survivors to learn about advancements in melanoma research, clinical care, and survivorship.
The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Neurofibromatosis (NF) Clinic has joined the Children’s Tumor Foundation NF Clinic Network. The network consists of 50 clinics dedicated to improving care and advancing research for people diagnosed with NF, a group of diseases that is often inherited and cause benign tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body.
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) Assistant Professor Bethany Rhoten, Ph.D., MSN, R.N., has been awarded a $30,000 grant through a Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center-administered American Cancer Society pilot program to investigate the need for a self-report tool to assess sexuality in head and neck cancer patients.
Health & Wellness would like to celebrate you and support breast cancer awareness by creating an “Awareness Saves Lives” faculty and staff survivor banner. The banner will be displayed as part of the 2017 Breast Cancer Awareness Expo scheduled for Oct. 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Light Hall North Lobby.