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My Health Chat: Cancer Drug Discovery

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

The April program for My Health Chat will be the promising world of cancer drug discovery. Panelists will be Lawrence Marnett, Ph.D., director of the Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology, and Stephen Fesik, Ph.D., director of drug discovery at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. They will be discussing and taking questions about how information about the genetic […]

Quitting Smoking Can Be Done

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Join us on March 20 for a FREE informative evening on your health and wellness. Event is located at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center at Green Hills 3810 Bedford Avenue Suite 100 Nashville, TN 37215 6 p.m. Registration & Refreshments 6:30 p.m. Speaker 7:15 p.m. Questions & Answers Quitting tobacco is the best thing that you can […]

Sosman Named to Melanoma ‘Dream Team’

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Jeffrey Sosman, M.D., professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been named to a melanoma research Dream Team of cancer investigators supported by Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA). Sosman is among the Dream Team’s principal investigators who will work closely to write the genomic-driven clinical trials and […]

My Health Chat to Focus on Cancer

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

For decades, cancers have been treated based on how they look under a microscope. Now, researchers know that specific abnormalities in the DNA of tumor cells can make each person’s cancer respond differently to treatment — knowledge that offers an exciting new avenue for tailored therapy. Personalizing cancer treatment for an individual patient based on […]

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 […]

Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms and Risk Factors

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Dr. Dana Cardin, a medical oncologist at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, discusses the difficulties associated with diagnosing pancreatic cancer as well as known risk factors and symptoms.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]