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Vanderbilt joins national neurofibromatosis network

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

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.

Study to explore cancer survivorship, sexuality

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

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.

Are you a breast cancer survivor?

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

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.

VICC launches creative writing class focused on cancer journey

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) is offering an expressive writing course for cancer patients and others who have been affected by the disease. This year’s “Express Yourself: Fall Creative Writing Series” is provided to anyone interested in learning about expressive writing, and participants will have the opportunity to create original writing in a safe, supportive environment. […]

VICC’s annual Cancer Survivors Celebration set for Sept. 10

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) will host the 2017 Cancer Survivors Celebration Sunday, Sept. 10, from 2–4 p.m. This year’s free event, offered in partnership with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, will be held at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center, 310 25th Ave. South. “This year, to celebrate our community impacted by cancer, we’re […]

Kidney cancer patient, survivor event set for Sept. 9

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) will sponsor an educational conference for kidney cancer patients, survivors and family members Saturday, Sept. 9, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., in the Preston Research Building, Suite 898. The free seminar will be hosted by W. Kimryn Rathmell, M.D., Ph.D., Cornelius A. Craig Professor of Medicine and director of the Division of […]

Chance to sing for the Pope motivates cancer patient

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Cancer patient Sharon Edwards will lift her voice toward what she hopes is a better year when she sings for Pope Francis later this month. “I used to be a soprano until radiation turned me into an alto,” she said, attempting to hold back a tear with humor. She doesn’t always succeed. It’s hard not […]

Study to explore lymphedema self care for cancer survivors

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) Assistant Professor Jie Deng, Ph.D., R.N., has been awarded a $789,000 research scholar grant by the American Cancer Society to develop and test a self-care program for head and neck cancer survivors diagnosed with secondary lymphedema and fibrosis (LEF). LEF causes swelling and the development of hard tissue in […]

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 […]

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