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Get Your Creativity On!

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Calling all artists and artist-wanna-be’s! Each year, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center show support for various cancer organizations by recruiting teams to participate in walks and runs. We like to design a special T-shirt to give our participants as a way to say thank you and to show the community that Vanderbilt […]

Never Give Up, Lance’s Mom Says

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

In 1971 — coincidentally the year that President Nixon declared the War on Cancer — a 16-year-old gave birth in Plano, Texas, to a baby boy that she named Lance. He would grow up to become a champion cyclist and arguably the most famous cancer survivor on the planet. Dressed in the trademark yellow of […]

Moving On

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Susan Hahn is moving again – into a new home and into a new stage of life after cancer. The Chicago native had moved to Nashville in January 2009. She was engaged by that July and quickly began planning a big wedding. She and her fiancé had also just begun plans to tear down and […]

Cancer Survivors’ Day Highlights

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

More than 350 cancer survivors, caregivers, advocates and health professionals gathered at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center last Saturday (June 18, 2011) to learn, connect and celebrate. Cancer GPS: Navigating Your Journey included remarks from keynote speaker Linda Armstrong Kelly (author and mother of champion cyclist and survivor Lance Armstrong), music and stories from survivor, […]

Dozens at VICC Listed Among Best Doctors

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Two popular surveys that recognize physician expertise have again included hundreds of doctors from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, including 40 involved in the care for cancer patients and their caregivers. America’s Top Doctors listed 59 Vanderbilt physicians, while Best Doctors in America included 227 Vanderbilt faculty members. One or both lists included 40 members of […]

Take a Video Tour of the “Super Colon”

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

“Come here, I am NOT walking through this colon by myself.” The man, whose wife quickly joined him at the entrance of the 20-foot-long inflatable representation of a colon, was among folks who braved damp chilly weather on March 26, 2011, to visit the Cancer Prevention Foundation’s “Super Colon.” In all, more than 400 Middle […]

Explorable Colon Helps Raise Awareness

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Anyone who has ever wondered what doctors see when they look inside the human body can get a close-up view of a model of the colon during the Prevent Cancer Foundation Super Colon™ event in Nashville. An inflatable, interactive model of the interior of a human colon will be on display Saturday, March 26, from […]

Enzyme Protects Against Inflamed Colon

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Inflammation is beneficial when the body is fighting off an acute infection – but not so helpful when it becomes chronic. For patients with inflammatory bowel disease, persistent inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract increases the risk of colon cancer. Jeremy Goettel, Ph.D., and colleagues examined the role of KSR1, an enzyme required for colon epithelial […]

Photo: Growing Awareness

Friday, March 4th, 2011

In the VUMC Courtyard Café, Clay and Christa Bare discuss their risk for colon cancer with Steven Klintworth, center, research coordinator for the Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery. Klintworth volunteered to dress like a colon polyp to kick off Colon Cancer Awareness Month in March.

Not Everyday You Meet An Angry Polyp

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Yes, I have my Flip camera … what time will the Polyp be there? That’s how my morning started, but it’s all in a day’s work for someone in the cancer communications and public relations business. You see, today is the first day of Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and to raise awareness among Vanderbilt University […]