Otis Rickman, D.O., assistant professor of Medicine and Thoracic Surgery, has performed thousands of bronchoscopies; after all it’s his medical specialty. But VUMC’s director of Bronchoscopy had never undergone the procedure, which involves threading a flexible scope through a patient’s nose, down the airway and into the lungs. The lighted bronchoscope makes it possible for [...]
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Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center once again is listed among the nation’s best in cancer care by U.S. News and World Report in its 2010 ranking, released this week. It is the only hospital in Tennessee to make the list of best hospitals for cancer care, and the second-highest ranked center in the Southeast. Overall, Vanderbilt University [...]
In the three months since the ResearchMatch.org website was launched, more than 1,500 Tennessee residents have registered as research subject volunteers and more than 3,300 have been matched to a particular study. ResearchMatch.org is an online matching system that connects researchers with potential subjects across the country. The free and secure site is available to [...]
Songs from the Heart, a songwriting workshop for cancer survivors with songwriter Tricia Walker, will be offered July 27-28, with a concert of on July 30. This event is sponsored by the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and Gilda’s Club Nashville.
What if your doctor could tell by reading your genetic code which cancer therapies were most likely to work for you, and which you should avoid, before you even try them? The question is no longer What if? but rather When? In an upcoming documentary, physicians and scientists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center describe these [...]
Longtime community partner BMI, the performing rights organization, brings a couple of its songwriters, Billy Montana and Rob Crosby, to showcase their talents for the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center team. Recorded May 20, 2010, at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center.
In celebration of National Cancer Survivors Day, patients, faculty and staff of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center participated in a new video that was posted today to YouTube. The video, which runs just over one minute and features messages about hope, survivorship and discovery, will have its first large screening at the center’s annual Celebration of [...]
Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center have received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS). The award recognizes cancer programs that strive for excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients, and was granted following an on-site inspection of the cancer program by a physician surveyor in 2009.
With the launch of a new streamlined call center and the near-completion of a major expansion and renovation of its Henry-Joyce Cancer Clinic, the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has embarked on its first advertising campaign in nine years. The campaign’s goal is to assure that more residents of Middle Tennessee are aware of the special resource they have in Vanderbilt-Ingram as a Comprehensive Cancer Center designated by the National Cancer Institute — one of only 40 in the United States and the only one in Tennessee that treats patients of all ages, with all cancer types.
If you are a fan of Desperate Housewives, you may be familiar with the recent lung cancer storyline for Karen McCluskey, the nosy and outspoken neighbor played by actress Kathryn Joosten. Her experience was not very realistic and the storyline way too brief, but one piece of the story was very real: you don’t have to smoke to get lung cancer. Learn more about lung cancer in never smokers and what’s being done to uncover the causes.