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News: Urologic Cancers

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 […]

Kidney cancer educational conference set for Sept. 10

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Kidney cancer patients, family members, health care providers and members of the public are invited to attend a free educational workshop about the disease to be held at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC). The Kidney Cancer Association Patient and Survivor Conference will be held Saturday, Sept. 10, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Preston Research […]

VICC helps launch new alliance for rare kidney cancer

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Children, adolescents or young adults, particularly African-Americans, diagnosed with advanced kidney cancer may actually have a rare form of the disease known as renal medullary carcinoma (RMC) that requires a specialized approach and expert intervention. However, patients and even physicians don’t always know about the disease and those patients may not always be receiving appropriate […]

Precision medicine already changing cancer treatment strategies

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

The ability to test patients’ cancers for individual differences, mainly at the genetic level, and to make treatment decisions based on those differences is the hallmark of precision medicine, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is among the leaders of this new approach to diagnosis and treatment. “Nationwide we’re seeing great promise with this approach […]

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 […]

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