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Call Center Operations Restored

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Update as of Thursday, Jan. 6: Call Center staff have been relocated to temporary locations, with phones and computers, so our service has been restored. Thanks to everyone for their patience while we addressed this unexpected situation. Kudos to our team for their dedication to finding a way to get back on line for our […]

New Online Community for Survivors

Friday, December 31st, 2010

Editor’s note: Cynthia Floyd Manley, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s associate director for communications, will appear on Lifetime Television’s The Balancing Act on Monday, Jan. 3, to discuss social networking for cancer survivors and caregivers. Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has joined with the national CancerConnect.com initiative to launch a new online community for people impacted by cancer. As […]

Clinical Trials in Era of Targeted Therapies

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Cousins with melanoma caused by the same genetic mutation enroll in a randomized clinical trial of a promising experimental drug that targets the mutation. Randomly assigned to different groups, one young man gets the new drug, experiences dramatic shrinkage of his tumors and is alive nine months later, while his cousin receives current therapy — […]

Ezra Fitz: In His Own Words

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

“It is advisable to look from the tide pool to the stars and then back to the tide pool again.” – John Steinbeck In late January of 2006, I was looking neither at tide pools, nor at stars. I was staring intently – just as I am now, as I’m writing this – into a […]

Oncology Clinic Takes Magnet to Heart

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s Oncology Clinic in Cool Springs makes patient care its priority, and provides a strong example of why the Medical Center is deserving of a second Magnet designation. Though the clinic is 16 miles from the main Vanderbilt University Medical Center campus, the culture of this suburban clinic embodies the VUMC Nursing philosophy […]

VUMC Joins Blood-Brain Barrier Group

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has joined the International Blood-Brain Barrier Consortium, a group that is combining research and comprehensive patient care to develop protocols and guidelines for opening the blood-brain barrier. The blood-brain barrier is a system of tight junctions in the circulatory system around the brain that protects the central nervous system from unsafe […]

‘Look Good…Feel Better’ Class Set

Friday, November 12th, 2010

The Vanderbilt Breast Center is inviting cancer patients to a free counseling session designed to help women cope with cancer treatment side-effects such as hair loss and complexion changes. The class is open to patients with all forms of cancer. The “Look Good…Feel Better” class will be held Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to […]

Writing Workshop for Cancer Survivors

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Cancer survivors interested in exploring the process of creative writing are eligible to attend free Vanderbilt writing workshops this fall. The classes are open to all cancer survivors regardless of where they received their cancer care, and previous writing experience is not required. Participants will have the opportunity to create original material and share their […]

Busting A Myth About Breast Cancer

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Juggling Video Highlights Breast Cancer Screening. Playing by Air Productions, a Nashville-based entertainment company, has teamed up with Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center to create a new video aimed at busting a common myth about breast cancer risk and reminding women of the importance of regular screening.

Join Us For National Lee Denim Day!

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Every year, we get asked about participating in Lee National Denim Day, which has been raising money to fight breast cancer $5 at a time for 14 years. And ever year, we’ve declined because the concept is that if you donate $5 to the cause, you get to wear jeans to work on that Friday. […]

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