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VICC & Maury Regional Team Up for Radiation Oncology Spring Hill

Friday, June 21st, 2013

By Dagny Stuart Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC) and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) have joined forces to open a new radiation oncology treatment center for cancer patients in Spring Hill, Tenn. The radiation oncology facility, which has been named the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center at Maury Regional Spring Hill, is located at 1003 Reserve Boulevard near […]

Regional variations in benign lung disease

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

By Dagny Stuart A study led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators found that rates of benign lung disease diagnosis varied widely by state following surgery for lung cancer. The results could have an impact on clinical guidelines and health policy for lung cancer screening. The study was presented by Stephen A. Deppen, M.A., M.S., […]

Arteaga Leads New Cancer Initiatives

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Carlos L. Arteaga, M.D., professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology, has been appointed to a leadership role of two newly created cancer research initiatives at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. He has been named the founding director of the Center for Cancer Targeted Therapies (CCTT) and director of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Research Network (VICCRN). The CCTT […]

Arteaga Named AACR President-elect

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Carlos L. Arteaga, M.D., professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been chosen president-elect for 2013-2014 of the American Association for Cancer Research. Arteaga, who holds the Donna S. Hall Chair in Breast Cancer, also serves as associate director for clinical research and director of the Breast Cancer Research […]

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 […]

Prostate Cancer Study of Long-term Effects

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

A new study comparing outcomes among prostate cancer patients treated with surgery versus radiotherapy found differences in urinary, bowel and sexual function after short-term follow-up, but those differences were no longer significant 15 years after initial treatment. The study, led by first author Matthew Resnick, M.D., instructor in Urologic Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, was […]

U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Drop

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Cancer death rates for most forms of cancer have continued to decline in the United States among men and women and all major racial and ethnic groups, according to the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, (1975-2009). The report, produced since 1988, shows a slow but steady decline in the […]

Lung Cancer Research Gets Boost from Breathe Deep Events

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

More Tennesseans are expected to die this year from lung cancer than any other form of cancer. Yet, lung cancer research receives far less funding than other forms of the disease. To address this funding disparity, the LUNGevity Foundation will host the second annual Breathe Deep 5-K race/walk event, Saturday, Nov. 17, in Nashville’s Centennial […]

Photo: Lung Cancer Partnership

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Caroline Nebhan, right, a fourth-year student in the M.D./Ph.D. training program, explains a cancer research experiment to advocates from the National Lung Cancer Partnership who toured Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center during their recent meeting in Nashville. Nebhan, who works in the research laboratory of William Pao, M.D., Ph.D., is studying the effects of a specific cancer […]

Target Acquired for Aggressive Tumor

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Angiosarcoma, a rare, aggressive tumor that arises from cells that line blood vessels, has a mortality rate of around 80 percent. Because of their constant contact with the blood stream, these tumors can spread quickly and freely throughout the body. The INK4a/ARF locus on chromosome 9 – a region that encodes tumor suppressor proteins – […]