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Men and Breast Cancer

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Did you know that men can get breast cancer just like women? Dr. Mark Kelley, division chief of surgical oncology and endocrine surgery at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, explains the genetic and age factors that put men more at risk for developing breast cancer. He also describes the various treatments available for men as well as […]

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 […]

Washburn Wins Sisters Network Award

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Anne Washburn, M.P.H., associate director of Patient and Community Education for Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, will receive an award for her support of the Sisters Network Inc. The group is a national survivorship organization committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African-American community. Washburn will be honored […]

Breast Cancer and Personalized Medicine

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Dr. Carlos Arteaga, director of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s breast cancer program, describes how advances in personalized cancer medicine contributes to breast cancer treatment.

Where’s Your Pink?

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Most of us have been touched by breast cancer in some way, especially since 12 percent of American women will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime according to the National Cancer Institute.  Some of us may even know men who have developed breast cancer. (Yes, men can get breast cancer too, but it is […]