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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 […]

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 […]

VUMC Teams with 3 Midstate Hospitals

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Leaders of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Maury Regional Medical Center, Northcrest Medical Center and Williamson Medical Center today announced affiliation agreements establishing a partnership between these medical centers to work collaboratively to create new jointly operated programs and services in the counties where these hospitals reside. These programs are intended to expand primary and specialty […]

Raise Cancer Awareness In Your Community

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

While September is a special month as it marks the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, it is also a time to raise awareness about leukemia, lymphoma, childhood cancers, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer, thyroid cancer and liver cancer. Leukemia and lymphoma affect children and adults. Leukemia is a type of cancer of the blood […]

Take a Walk Against Cancer

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

As you begin to fill your calendar with fall activities, we hope you, your family and friends will add one or all of these fun walking events to it. We challenge you and your loved ones to take a walk for those fighting cancer. Follow the links below, and join Team VICC! Here are several […]

Get Your Creativity On!

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Calling all artists and artist-wanna-be’s! Each year, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center show support for various cancer organizations by recruiting teams to participate in walks and runs. We like to design a special T-shirt to give our participants as a way to say thank you and to show the community that Vanderbilt […]

Early Detection for Lung Cancer Saves Lives

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Publication this week of results of the National Lung Screening Trial, which found screening with a type of low-dose CT scan could reduce death from lung cancer by as much as 20 percent, was met with excitement and hope from lung cancer survivors, advocates, caregivers, researchers and doctors. httpv://youtu.be/VLX88TjaUw4 The study, sponsored by the National […]

Never Give Up, Lance’s Mom Says

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

In 1971 — coincidentally the year that President Nixon declared the War on Cancer — a 16-year-old gave birth in Plano, Texas, to a baby boy that she named Lance. He would grow up to become a champion cyclist and arguably the most famous cancer survivor on the planet. Dressed in the trademark yellow of […]