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New Campaign Highlights VICC’s Role As NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center

Friday, April 16th, 2010

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.

Study Weighs Diet’s Impact on Colon Tumor Formation

Friday, February 12th, 2010

BY: JESSICA PASLEY For nearly 15 years, Aramandla Ramesh, Ph.D., assistant professor of Biochemistry and Cancer Biology at Meharry Medical College, has studied environmental toxins and how they impact health. His most recent study investigated whether the formation of tumors in the colon of mice was the result of the presence of toxic chemicals and […]

You Can Help Make Medical Advances Possible

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is joining with national and local partners to offer AWARE for All – Nashville Clinical Research Education Day on Saturday, Feb. 20.

This event, which is free and open to the public, is believed to be the first community-wide event designed to inform Middle Tennessee residents about the important role that they can play in making medical advances possible and to celebrate the contributions of clinical research participants in moving science forward.

Our Greatest Hits Collection 2009

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

At year-end, it is customary to review the accomplishments of the year that is ending and look with anticipation to the year ahead. By any measure, 2009 has been a year of remarkable progress for the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

SU2C Innovator Grants Fund Big, Bold Ideas

Monday, December 7th, 2009

William Pao, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, has been awarded a grant from Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) to study molecules that could speed up the search for new cancer drugs and targets. He is one of 13 young cancer investigators to earn a grant from SU2C.

New Call Center Streamlines Access for Patients, Referring Providers

Friday, December 4th, 2009

The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has created a new call center designed to streamline access for both patients and referring providers.

Study to Focus on Lung Cancer Among Minorities

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

BY: DAGNY STUART David Carbone, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Medicine, Cell and Developmental Biology and Cancer Biology, has been awarded nearly $1 million in federal stimulus funds to study polymorphisms or genetic variations among minorities with non-small cell lung cancer. Carbone and his colleagues plan to use the two-year grant from the National Cancer Institute […]

Be Patient With Loved Ones Making Tough Choices, Husband Tells Physicians

Monday, October 26th, 2009

By George C. Hill, Ph.D. Throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we have seen and heard many inspiring stories about survivors and received important reminders about early detection through screening mammography. I would like to add to this robust discussion my own experience as a family member impacted by a loved one’s breast cancer diagnosis. Such […]

Eddie George to Host Dunkin’ Donuts Fun Run & Walk-a-Thon

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Former Tennessee Titans Eddie Georg and his wife, Survivor cast member Taj and their children Jaire and Eddie Jr. will host the second annual T.J. Martell Foundation’s Dunkin’ Donuts Family Fun Run and Walk-A-Thon on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009 at Centennial Park.

Strength In Numbers: Clinical Trial Volunteers Make Advances Possible

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Jeanne Moses didn’t have a history of cancer in her family. She didn’t have symptoms—just backache and a bit of weight loss. Nothing unusual for a 45-year-old mother working two jobs. So she was stunned when her doctor delivered the news: Jeanne Moses—technical writer, theatrical costumer, daughter of the director, emeritus, of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer […]