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    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 […]

    Society of Urologic Oncology honors VUMC’s Smith

    Thursday, December 10th, 2015

    The Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO) is recognizing Joseph Smith Jr., M.D., professor of Urologic Surgery, with the Huggins Medal, its highest honor, for his lifetime contributions to the progress in treatment for patients with genitourinary neoplasms, which are tumors or cancer of the reproductive organs and the urinary system. The Huggins Medal is named […]

    “Movember” activities help raise prostate cancer funds, awareness

    Thursday, November 5th, 2015

    Beginning this week, Vanderbilt men will have a good excuse to ignore their razors and let their facial hair grow. November has been dubbed “Movember,” a time when men are encouraged to grow a moustache to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer. One in seven men in the United States will be diagnosed with […]

    Rathmell to direct Division of Hematology and Oncology

    Thursday, August 13th, 2015

    W. Kimryn Rathmell, M.D., Ph.D., Alexander Professor for Translational Science and associate director for Training and Education at Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, has been named director of Vanderbilt’s Division of Hematology and Oncology. Rathmell is a physician-scientist whose research focuses on the genetic and molecular signals that drive renal […]

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