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Smoking Stokes Cells’ Cancer Capacity

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Smoking contributes to the vast majority (around 85 percent) of lung cancer cases. The TGF-beta signaling pathway – which regulates cell growth and proliferation – is altered in several cancer types, but little is known about how smoking affects this pathway. To investigate this, Debangshu Samanta, Pran Datta, Ph.D., and colleagues exposed human lung epithelial […]

Quitting Smoking Can Be Done

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Join us on March 20 for a FREE informative evening on your health and wellness. Event is located at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center at Green Hills 3810 Bedford Avenue Suite 100 Nashville, TN 37215 6 p.m. Registration & Refreshments 6:30 p.m. Speaker 7:15 p.m. Questions & Answers Quitting tobacco is the best thing that you can […]

Using Nutrition to Battle Cancer

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Many times those going through cancer treatment and even those who have finished have questions about eating a healthy diet. Melissa Brown, a nutrition coach at the Vanderbilt Center for Integrative Health, describes different foods that have cancer-fighting agents in them as well as easy meal techniques. If you are interested in learning more about […]

Tobacco Cessation

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Have you ever tried to quit smoking and been unsuccessful? As a former smoker, Barbara Forbes, a clinical nurse specialist and nurse practitioner, knows what you’re going through. She directs the Dayani Institute for Smoking Cessation and Prevention at Vanderbilt, and she can help you kick the habit for good. Learn more about the Smoking […]

Dayani Center Ready to Help Smokers Quit

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Barbara Forbes, MSN, keeps a big jar of tar on her desk. The dark, goopy mess is a visual representation of the amount of tar that a smoker will ingest by smoking one pack of cigarettes per day for a year. Forbes is the director of the Smoking Cessation Institute at the Vanderbilt Dayani Center […]

Fighting Cancer in November

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

November is a special month for us to be thankful for our neighbors, family and friends. It is also a time to raise awareness for lung and pancreatic cancers. These cancer types rank in the top five for causing the most cancer-related deaths. Lung cancer being number one and pancreatic cancer ranking number 4 according […]

Zambian Cancer Screening Program Praised

Friday, October 21st, 2011

A cervical cancer screening program in Zambia co-founded by Vanderbilt University faculty was recognized as a model program at the George W. Bush Institute’s Summit to Save Lives last month in Washington, D.C. Vikrant Sahasrabuddhe, M.D., Dr.P.H., assistant professor of Pediatrics, and Sten Vermund, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, are […]

We’re Off To Get a Mammogram

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Cancer Queens! A Cancer Prevention Musical Revue is a 45-minute, live show featuring skits and song and dance routines set to popular music with new educational lyrics that are consistent with the educational messages of the American Cancer Society, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Cancer Institute. Cancer Queens! is a […]

VUMC Teams with 3 Midstate Hospitals

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Leaders of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Maury Regional Medical Center, Northcrest Medical Center and Williamson Medical Center today announced affiliation agreements establishing a partnership between these medical centers to work collaboratively to create new jointly operated programs and services in the counties where these hospitals reside. These programs are intended to expand primary and specialty […]

Raise Cancer Awareness In Your Community

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

While September is a special month as it marks the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, it is also a time to raise awareness about leukemia, lymphoma, childhood cancers, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer, thyroid cancer and liver cancer. Leukemia and lymphoma affect children and adults. Leukemia is a type of cancer of the blood […]