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News: Urologic Cancers

Men: What to ask your doctor about prostate cancer screening

Friday, July 6th, 2018

Making sense of the updated guidelines for prostate cancer screening.

Grant bolsters kidney cancer immunotherapy research

Friday, May 11th, 2018

Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, Cornelius Abernathy Craig Professor of Medicine and director of the Division of Hematology and Oncology at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has received a grant to research the role of immunosuppression in the tumor microenvironment for kidney cancer.

Ingram sees recent cancer diagnosis as second chance

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Longtime Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center supporter Orrin Ingram opted to take an aggressive approach to treatment when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Rathmell elected to ASCO nominating committee

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

W. Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, Cornelius A. Craig Professor of Medicine and director of the Division of Hematology and Oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has been elected to the nominating committee of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

Penson named to editorial post of major cancer journal

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

David Penson, M.D., MPH, Paul V. Hamilton, M.D., and Virginia E. Howd Professor of Urologic Oncology and chair of the Department of Urologic Surgery, has been named an associate editor for The Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI).

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 […]

Shinohara’s life and career defined by curiosity

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Curiosity is the spark that has always energized and illuminated Eric Shinohara’s life — curiosity about the natural world, about other people and about how to help those individuals. As medical director and an associate professor of Radiation Oncology at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), Shinohara, M.D., MSCI, spends his days using the medical knowledge spurred […]

VUMC’s Barocas honored by Society of Urologic Oncology

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Daniel Barocas, M.D., MPH, associate professor of Urologic Surgery, recently received the Society of Urologic Oncology’s (SUO) Young Investigator Award at the group’s 2017 annual meeting in Boston. Daniel Barocas, M.D., MPH The award is “recognition by the Society of excellence in clinical practice and/or basic research that has contributed to improvement of clinical care […]

Varied interests inspire Urologic Surgery’s Chang

Friday, May 12th, 2017

If a career in medicine hadn’t worked out for Sam Chang, he might have been a politician. As an undergraduate at Princeton University, Chang chose to major in politics instead of common premed majors such as biology or chemistry. That way, he would have the opportunity to take a spectrum of liberal arts classes, from […]

Prostate cancer screening recommendations altered for some older men

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

A federal task force has changed its recommendation about prostate cancer screening for some older men. The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) now recommends that men between the ages of 55 to 69 consult with their physicians about getting routine screening blood tests to detect prostate cancer. In 2012 the task force recommended […]

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