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    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 […]

    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, […]

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