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Lung and Pancreatic Cancer Wellness Services

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Are you currently going through lung cancer or pancreatic cancer treatment or have completed therapy? Jay Groves, administrative director at Vanderbilt Dayani Center, describes the new Vanderbilt Cancer Wellness Program. This program promotes the health and wellbeing of those touched by cancer through interactive, individualized and comprehensive services that complement your standard of care. Learn […]

Tobacco Cessation

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Have you ever tried to quit smoking and been unsuccessful? As a former smoker, Barbara Forbes, a clinical nurse specialist and nurse practitioner, knows what you’re going through. She directs the Dayani Institute for Smoking Cessation and Prevention at Vanderbilt, and she can help you kick the habit for good. Learn more about the Smoking […]

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 […]

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 […]

Washburn Wins Sisters Network Award

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Anne Washburn, M.P.H., associate director of Patient and Community Education for Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, will receive an award for her support of the Sisters Network Inc. The group is a national survivorship organization committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African-American community. Washburn will be honored […]

Breathe Hope

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Join us for Breathe Deep, a free educational event for lung cancer survivors (on-therapy or post-treatment) and their caregivers. If you received or are currently receiving treatment somewhere other than Vanderbilt, the event is still free for you and your caregiver. You will learn about advancements in lung cancer research and clinical care from Vanderbilt-Ingram […]

Where’s Your Pink?

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Most of us have been touched by breast cancer in some way, especially since 12 percent of American women will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime according to the National Cancer Institute.  Some of us may even know men who have developed breast cancer. (Yes, men can get breast cancer too, but it is […]

Classes Set for Cancer Survivors

Friday, September 30th, 2011

To address the challenges of cancer survivorship, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has launched “Wellness Wednesday,” an educational series of workshops for cancer survivors and their caregivers. Beginning in October, the free programs will be held the first Wednesday of each month and are designed to help individuals cope with the physical, emotional and practical issues created […]

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 […]

Join Us for Wellness Wednesday

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

A new educational series addressing the physical, emotional and practical challenges of cancer survivors (on-therapy and post-treatment) will begin on October 5.  Caregivers and those who are currently undergoing cancer treatment as well as those who have finished their treatment are invited to join us for “Wellness Wednesday” to learn about resources provided by Vanderbilt […]