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    Penson to Lead Urologic Surgery

    Thursday, September 11th, 2014

    David Penson, M.D., will become chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Urologic Surgery, effective Jan. 1, 2015.

    New Fluorescing Agent Helps “Light up” Bladder Cancer

    Monday, March 4th, 2013

    Two urologic surgeons at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center are among a leading group of cancer physicians using an innovative new imaging agent and blue light system to “light up” cancerous cells inside the bladder. The combined system is used to confirm non-invasive papillary cancer inside the bladder and help surgeons detect and remove more of the […]

    On the Hunt for Bladder Cancer Factors

    Thursday, July 26th, 2012

    Nearly 15,000 people in the United States die each year from metastatic bladder cancer. Signaling pathways that cause bladder tumor recurrence and spread are not clear. David DeGraff, Ph.D., a post-doctoral fellow in Urologic Surgery, and a multi-disciplinary team of colleagues including basic scientists, clinical pathologists and urologic surgeons, examined the role of the transcription […]

    VICC to Host NCCN 2012 Congress Series

    Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

    Earn up to 5.5 continuing education credits! Program Overview: This congress is a full-day educational program designed to provide an in-depth analysis of the evidence and clinical decision-making that led to the development of the NCCN Guidelines® for Bladder, Kidney, and Prostate Cancers. Participants will learn how to implement the NCCN Guidelines recommendations into their […]

    Going for the Gold

    Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center cordially invites you and your guests to join us for Going for the Gold: Living Well through Cancer! Due to an overwhelming response, we have closed registration. We are thrilled to have so many people attend! Date: Saturday, June 30, 2012 Time: 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Where: Vanderbilt University Student Life Center 310 […]

    Penson Appointed to AHRQ Advisory Council

    Friday, March 23rd, 2012

    The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services recently appointed Vanderbilt’s David Penson, M.D., MPH, to the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality. Penson, professor of Urologic Surgery and director of the Center for Surgical Quality and Outcomes, joins a 21-member panel comprised of […]

    Quitting Smoking Can Be Done

    Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

    Join us on March 20 for a FREE informative evening on your health and wellness. Event is located at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center at Green Hills 3810 Bedford Avenue Suite 100 Nashville, TN 37215 6 p.m. Registration & Refreshments 6:30 p.m. Speaker 7:15 p.m. Questions & Answers Quitting tobacco is the best thing that you can […]

    Prostate Size May Help Predict Cancer Severity

    Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

    The size of a man’s prostate gland may help predict the severity of cancer, with a smaller prostate being more likely to harbor serious disease. This finding by a group of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers was published in the December issue of the Journal of Urology. Fourth-year medical resident Judson Davies, M.D., was first author […]

    Urologic Surgery Group Honors VUMC’s Cookson

    Friday, January 13th, 2012

    Michael Cookson, M.D., joins three of his Vanderbilt colleagues as a member of the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons (AAGUS), whose membership is limited to 75 urologic surgeons who have distinguished themselves in the field. The four members from Vanderbilt — Cookson, Joseph Smith Jr., M.D., John Brock, III, M.D., and Roger Dmochowski, M.D. — […]

    Lymphedema Therapy

    Monday, December 19th, 2011

    Jadranko “Yadi” Franjic describes lymphedema symptoms and what is done during therapy to help control the swelling in the lymphatic system. Lymphedema is most common among patients who experience trauma to their lymphatic system. Examples include cancer patients undergoing lymphatic node dissection or radiation therapy and those who suffer a traumatic injury. Swelling of the […]

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