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Take a Walk Against Cancer

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

As you begin to fill your calendar with fall activities, we hope you, your family and friends will add one or all of these fun walking events to it. We challenge you and your loved ones to take a walk for those fighting cancer. Follow the links below, and join Team VICC! Here are several […]

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 […]

Early Detection for Lung Cancer Saves Lives

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Publication this week of results of the National Lung Screening Trial, which found screening with a type of low-dose CT scan could reduce death from lung cancer by as much as 20 percent, was met with excitement and hope from lung cancer survivors, advocates, caregivers, researchers and doctors. httpv://youtu.be/VLX88TjaUw4 The study, sponsored by the National […]

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 […]

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, […]

Free Head and Neck Cancer Screening

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Lumps, bumps or sore spots on the head or neck or discomfort in the mouth and throat may be early symptoms of head and neck cancer. Vanderbilt will hold its annual free head and neck cancer screening and education event Friday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), the Vanderbilt […]

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 […]

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 […]

Have You Checked Out Cancer Connect Yet?

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has joined with the national CancerConnect.com initiative to launch a new online support community for people impacted by cancer, including patients, family members, friends and advocates. Participants don’t have to be a Vanderbilt-Ingram patient or family member to join the online community. There they can share stories, ask questions and learn from […]

Spicing Up Cancer Prevention

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Curcumin – the active ingredient that flavors curries and gives the Indian spice turmeric its yellow color – is being studied for its ability to prevent tumor development. Its efficacy, however, is limited by chemical and metabolic instability. Previous studies have focused on the non-enzymatic (not mediated by a protein) cleavage of curcumin into smaller […]