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Taming the Tiger

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

About a third of patients who are treated for localized prostate cancer will have a recurrence, says David Penson, M.D., MPH. A small percentage of patients already have metastatic prostate cancer – cancer that has spread beyond the prostate gland – when they are first diagnosed. “Metastatic prostate cancer is a tiger that’s out 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, […]

Magnesium Affects Prostate Cancer Risk

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Several studies suggest that calcium intake or higher blood calcium increases prostate cancer risk; however, others do not agree. Magnesium plays an important role in counteracting the effect of calcium, including effects on cell proliferation and inflammation. Qi Dai, M.D., Ph.D., Jay Fowke, Ph.D., and colleagues investigated the importance of serum magnesium and calcium levels […]

Vanderbilt Opens New Lymphedema Clinic

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

For the first time, Vanderbilt is providing specialized services for patients who are experiencing lymphedema, a chronic debilitating condition which is the result of an accumulation of protein-rich fluid in tissues. The fluid retention can cause severe swelling, pain, skin ulcerations and impaired mobility, and once present, the condition continues to progress. The new Vanderbilt […]

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 […]

Protein ‘Scissors’ Cut Path for Cancer

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Metastatic prostate cancer – cancer that has spread beyond the prostate gland – can be treated, but not cured. To understand how prostate cancer cells degrade tissue barriers to break free of the prostate, Vito Quaranta, M.D., and colleagues, are exploring the actions of a protein called matriptase. Matriptase, a sort of molecular scissors that […]

Integrin Curbs Cancer’s Spread

Monday, February 21st, 2011

When cancer metastasizes, the tumor cells break their bonds with neighboring cells and the extracellular matrix (ECM) to enter the circulation. Cell surface molecules called integrins, which are involved in cell-cell and cell-ECM attachment, play an important role in metastasis. Much research has focused on β1 integrin alone, but since integrins exist normally as a […]

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 […]

Share Your Stories, Art

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Tabula Rasa, the School of Medicine’s journal of medical humanities, is now accepting submissions for its 2010-2011 issue. The theme of this year’s journal is “Transformation: How Illness and Healing Change Us.” All submissions that meet the criteria (see below) will be featured on the Tabula Rasa website, and many of the selected submissions will […]

Call Center Operations Restored

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Update as of Thursday, Jan. 6: Call Center staff have been relocated to temporary locations, with phones and computers, so our service has been restored. Thanks to everyone for their patience while we addressed this unexpected situation. Kudos to our team for their dedication to finding a way to get back on line for our […]