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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, […]

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 […]

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