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Writing Workshop for Cancer Survivors

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Cancer survivors interested in exploring the process of creative writing are eligible to attend free Vanderbilt writing workshops this fall. The classes are open to all cancer survivors regardless of where they received their cancer care, and previous writing experience is not required. Participants will have the opportunity to create original material and share their […]

Meeting Explores Cancer’s Impact on Heart

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Well-known daytime television actor Anthony Herrera will be the featured guest speaker at this year’s Cardiology & Oncology International Symposium, Thursday, October 7, at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel. This year’s Cardiology & Oncology International Symposium is designed to help medical professionals identify and screen cancer patients for cardiovascular disease and manage treatment for cancer […]

New Melanoma Drug Creates Excitement

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

A new drug used to treat advanced melanoma patients with a specific genetic mutation in their tumors demonstrated significant tumor shrinkage in the majority of patients during a clinical trials.

Grant Supports Melanoma Research Efforts

Friday, August 27th, 2010

The Melanoma Research Alliance has awarded a three-year, $2 million grant to a multi-center team of cancer researchers investigating resistance to a new family of BRAF-targeted kinase inhibitor drugs. These targeted therapies are being tested in melanoma patients whose tumors carry a specific genetic mutation known as V600E BRAF. Jeff Sosman, M.D., professor of Medicine […]

VICC Launches Genome-Driven Therapy

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) has launched its new Personalized Cancer Medicine Initiative, becoming the first cancer center in the Southeast and one of the first in the nation to offer adult cancer patients routine “genotyping” of their tumors at the DNA level. This information will then be used to personalize treatment by matching the appropriate […]

VICC Lauded Among Nation’s Best

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

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 […]

Songs from the Heart

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

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.

Playing By Air Fuses Art, Cancer Awareness

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Vanderbilt’s REACH for Survivorship Program and the Office of Patient and Community Education are among more than 20 cancer-related organizations who will participate in an innovative event July 17-18 that fuses arts, entertainment, and cancer awareness. Nashville-based Playing By Air, a variety arts troupe, will premiere its self-titled production, Playing By Air, at the Nashville […]

Protect Eyes From Sun Damage

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

When it comes to damaging sun rays, skin protection is a top priority for many. But there is another area that needs to be brought into focus — the eyes. Excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light reflected off sand, water or pavement can damage the eyes, said Vanderbilt Eye Institute’s Mark Melson, M.D., oculoplastic and […]

Your Genome, Future of Medicine

Monday, June 21st, 2010

A new documentary about the exciting era of personalized medicine and health care is now available on YouTube. Your Genome and the Future of Medicine, developed by Vanderbilt University Medical Center, initially aired on local stations in Lexington, Ky., and Nashville, Tenn. The 30-minute documentary, available for viewing in four segments, features interviews with several […]