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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 […]

Girls’ Day Out

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

We invite you to treat yourself to a day of fun and pampering while taking care of one of the most important things you can do for your health – your yearly screening mammogram. Enjoy a FREE brunch, massage, healthy cooking demo, door prizes and more! Be sure to bring along a family member or […]

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 […]

Mammograms Save Lives

Monday, October 17th, 2011

E! News’ 36-year-old Giuliana Rancic has been diagnosed with early stages of breast cancer. The tumor was found after her doctor recommended a mammogram while starting her third round of in vitro fertilization (IVF). She believes that she will be OK since it was detected early. As she stated this morning on the Today Show, […]

Breast Cancer and High-Risk

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Do you know what it means to be at high risk for breast cancer? Do you know what to do if you think you are at high risk? Mary Egger, a nurse practitioner for the Vanderbilt Breast Center, explains it all. If you’d like to make an appointment for genetic counseling, screening or talk with […]

Ready to Race for Breast Cancer

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Walking, running, pushing a baby carriage or strolling with your dog — all of these activities will be encouraged during this year’s Greater Nashville Race for the Cure. The annual breast cancer fundraising race/walk will be held Saturday, Oct. 29, at Maryland Farms in Brentwood. Opening ceremonies will be at 8:15 a.m. The Race for […]

Breast Cancer Survivor Continues Her Fight

Monday, October 10th, 2011

As a 15-year breast cancer survivor, Lynne Cargen continues her fight against cancer as a research advocate at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. She works with Carlos Arteaga, M.D. and his team of researchers in the Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) in Breast Cancer. Cargen said that she has been committed to raising awareness and becoming […]

Arteaga Earns Komen Award

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Carlos L. Arteaga, M.D., professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology and associate director for Clinical Research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been named one of the winners of this year’s Susan G. Komen for the Cure Brinker Awards for Scientific Distinction. The Brinker Awards for Scientific Distinction were established in 1992 to recognize the efforts of […]