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Soy Not a Risk for Breast Cancer Survivors

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

After years of confusion about the safety of soy food consumption by breast cancer survivors, a large new study found that eating soy foods did not increase the risk of cancer recurrence or death among breast cancer survivors. The study was presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Less-invasive Lung Cancer Surgery Studied

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

For years, the standard treatment for some early lung cancers was to remove the entire affected lobe. The recurrence of cancer was low, but the procedure was invasive and unnecessarily removed normal lung tissue not affected by the tumors. Vanderbilt’s Department of Thoracic Surgery and the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center have joined a National Cancer Institute […]

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 […]

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 […]

I’m a Breast Cancer Survivor

Friday, January 7th, 2011

The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Greater Nashville, and the YMCA of Middle Tennessee have teamed up to¬† offer free educational seminars to breast cancer survivors. These classes will help survivors learn: Common physical and emotional problems related to breast cancer treatment How survivors can improve physical and emotional health […]

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 […]

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 […]