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News: Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Childhood Cancer Investigator Lands ‘Lemonade Stand’ Grant

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Chin Chiang, Ph.D., professor of Cell and Developmental Biology and member of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center faculty, has been awarded a $200,000 grant to study an aggressive form of childhood cancer. The two-year Innovation Award from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) will help fund Chiang’s research on rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), the most common soft tissue malignancy […]

Hernanz-Schulman to chair commission of the ACR

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Vanderbilt’s Marta Hernanz-Schulman, M.D., has been named to the Board of Chancellors of the American College of Radiology (ACR) as chair of the Pediatric Commission. Hernanz-Schulman, professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences and professor of Pediatrics, currently serves as medical director of Diagnostic Imaging at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The American […]

Gut Germs Govern Growth

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Nearly half the world’s population is colonized by the gut bacterium Helicobacter pylori. Not only can this infection cause stomach ulcers and increase one’s risk of gastric cancer, colonization can also significantly slow growth in children. Antibiotic treatment to clear H. pyloriinfection causes growth to rebound in the short term, but it is unclear whether […]

When Childhood Cancer Survivors Have Children

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

A large, retrospective study of the children of childhood cancer survivors who were treated with radiation therapy and/or some forms of chemotherapy found that the offspring do not have an increased risk for birth defects compared to children of cancer survivors who did not receive these treatments. The findings provide reassurance that increased risks of […]

Collaboration Key for Safe Use of Medications

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Interdisciplinary teams coming together to enhance patient care through safe and effective medication use is what the Medication Use and Safety Improvement Committee (MUSIC) is all about and another example of how Vanderbilt University Medical Center is deserving of a second Magnet designation. MUSIC provides a forum for the different parties involved to collaborate on […]

Grant to Support Neuroblastoma Research

Friday, June 24th, 2011

Rally Foundation, a national non-profit organization committed to childhood cancer research, has awarded an $80,000 grant to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The two-year grant will fund a research study on the treatment of neuroblastoma, a cancer that forms in the nervous tissue and primarily affects infants and young children. “We appreciate […]

Predators Game Fights Childhood Cancer

Friday, March 4th, 2011

The Nashville Predators will take on childhood cancer when they hit the ice Saturday, March 12, at Bridgestone Arena. The Predators declared March 12 as Hockey Fights Cancer night. A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit the Nashville Predators Pediatric Cancer Research Fund at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The funds raised […]

What To Expect During Construction

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

In preparation for two expansion projects at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital, we would like to inform faculty, staff and patients about several upcoming changes to traffic patterns around the hospital. For more information, go to Doctor’s Office Tower expansion Barricades and safety fencing have been installed near the corner of Children’s Way and […]

Children’s Hospital Expansion Begins

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Construction is set to begin on two previously announced expansion projects at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, including a 30,000 square-foot-addition and added space for pediatric clinics. The construction is part of a multi-phase, multi-year expansion to ease the growing regional demand for care at Children’s Hospital since it opened in 2004. […]

Childhood Cancer Awareness Events for 2010

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Every year, the Tennessee Cancer Coalition’s Childhood Action Team and childhood cancer organizations across the state join together to compile a list of activities. Check them out here.