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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 […]

‘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 […]

Symposium to Focus on Pancreatic Cancer

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Vanderbilt cancer experts are coordinating with pancreatic cancer awareness groups throughout November to shine a spotlight on this devastating disease. Nov. 4-7, Tennessee’s state Capitol will be lit with a purple glow as part of the “Paint Nashville Purple” event launched by a support organization called Linda’s Hope. Vanderbilt physicians who treat pancreatic cancer will […]

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.