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Celebrate Survivors’ Day on June 18

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center cordially invites you and your guests to join us for this year’s Survivors’ Day Conference, “Cancer GPS: Navigating Your Journey” on Saturday, June 18, 2011. The event will be held at Vanderbilt University Student Life Center from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Linda Armstrong Kelly, the mother of Lance Armstrong, will be the keynote speaker. During your lunch break, […]

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 […]

Prevent Colorectal Cancer with Screenings

Friday, March 18th, 2011

What is Colon/Rectal Cancer? Colorectal cancer begins in the colon or rectum and can be referred as colon or rectal cancer depending upon where the cancer starts. Colon and rectal cancer have many commonalities, but they tend to be treated differently. In order to understand colorectal cancer, it helps to be familiar with the structure […]

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 […]

Day to Raise Awareness of Colorectal Cancer

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Just as the color pink is associated with breast cancer, blue is now linked to colon cancer awareness, and Friday, March 4, is this year’s Dress in Blue Day. The annual event is celebrated the first Friday of March, which is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. “Colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death […]

Meszoely Named As Woman of Influence

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Ingrid Meszoely, M.D., assistant professor of Surgical Oncology and clinical director of the Vanderbilt Breast Center, has been named one of the 2011 Women of Influence by the Nashville Business Journal. This is the fifth year for the Women of Influence recognition program by the local business publication. Meszoely is among 32 women recognized in […]

Writing Workshop for Cancer Survivors

Friday, January 7th, 2011

This program is for cancer survivors who are interested in learning and exploring expressive writing. Participants will have the opportunity to: Create original writing Experience a confidential, non-academic, non-medical environment to express thoughts and feelings Gain exposure to writings by other cancer survivors Train with an accomplished poet and fiction writer Open to all cancer […]

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 […]

Tennessee Rural Health Worker of Year

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Sheila Bates, L.C.S.W., community outreach manager in Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s Office of Patient and Community Education, has been named the Rural Health Worker of the Year by the Rural Health Association of Tennessee. Bates was nominated for her work in the development of the “Cancer Queens! A Cancer Prevention Musical Revue.” The live “edutainment” program, […]

Moustache Race for Prostate Cancer

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Dozens of men on the Vanderbilt campus have agreed to leave their razors on the shelf during November to raise awareness of prostate cancer and other forms of cancer that affect men. They have started growing moustaches as part of the annual charity event dubbed “Movember.” Movember was launched in 2003 in Melbourne, Australia, after […]