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).
News: Urologic Cancers
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).
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]