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    News: Urologic Cancers

    Grant bolsters Kirschner’s prostate cancer research

    Thursday, February 5th, 2015

    Austin Kirschner, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Radiation Oncology and Cancer Biology, has received the Urology Care Foundation Research Scholars Award for the study of advanced prostate cancer. “I am very honored to receive this important award in support of research to help men with difficult-to-treat forms of prostate cancer,” said Kirschner, who joined the […]

    New options enhance prostate cancer treatment

    Thursday, January 29th, 2015

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) patient William Ostman smiled while gazing into a camera lens and declared, “I am a prostate cancer survivor.” Ostman, 63, who now lives in Hermitage, Tennessee, was sharing his story recently in a video for the nonprofit organization ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer. The fact that he is still […]

    Potential Prostate Cancer Blood Test

    Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

    Vanderbilt University researcher William Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues in Germany and Canada have demonstrated a method for detecting “cell-free” tumor DNA in the bloodstream.

    Key to Prostate Cancer Resistance

    Friday, October 31st, 2014

    Findings suggest a combination of therapies that may be effective in treating resistant prostate cancers

    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 […]

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