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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 […]

Moving On

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Susan Hahn is moving again – into a new home and into a new stage of life after cancer. The Chicago native had moved to Nashville in January 2009. She was engaged by that July and quickly began planning a big wedding. She and her fiancé had also just begun plans to tear down and […]

Charlotte Scalf: In Her Own Words

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

It had always been my intent to retire as a young woman so that I could enjoy a life of leisure for many years. Well, it didn’t turn out quite like I’d expected. In the spring of 2001, at age 53, I retired from teaching at The Tennessee School for the Deaf in Knoxville, Tennessee. […]

Thriving After Cancer

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Breast cancer survivor Adrien MacKenzie isn’t satisfied with simply being a cancer “survivor.” She wants to be a “thriver.” “It’s going to be a while before I get over that ‘I just got over chemotherapy’ look,” she acknowledges, “but I don’t want to always identify as ‘the cancer patient’ or ‘cancer survivor’ in the room.” […]

Cancer Survivors’ Day Highlights

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

More than 350 cancer survivors, caregivers, advocates and health professionals gathered at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center last Saturday (June 18, 2011) to learn, connect and celebrate. Cancer GPS: Navigating Your Journey included remarks from keynote speaker Linda Armstrong Kelly (author and mother of champion cyclist and survivor Lance Armstrong), music and stories from survivor, […]

Songs From the Heart Concert Set for June 24

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Cancer patients, longtime survivors, family members and those who treat cancer patients are invited to take part in this year’s Songs from the Heart concert, which features songs written by the participants. The annual event sponsored by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and Gilda’s Club Nashville starts with a two-night songwriting workshop for those interested in penning […]

Cancer Survivors’ Day Conference Set for June 18

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

For every cancer patient who is still on therapy or who is now cancer-free, there are millions of family members, caregivers or friends who have walked alongside them during the long and emotional journey. All of these cancer “survivors” are encouraged to attend this year’s free Survivors’ Day Conference and Celebration, “Cancer GPS: Navigating Your […]

Celebrate Survivors’ Day on June 18

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center cordially invites you and your guests to join us for this year’s Survivors’ Day Conference, “Cancer GPS: Navigating Your Journey” on Saturday, June 18, 2011. The event will be held at Vanderbilt University Student Life Center from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Linda Armstrong Kelly, the mother of Lance Armstrong, will be the keynote speaker. During your lunch break, […]

Soy Not a Risk for Breast Cancer Survivors

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

After years of confusion about the safety of soy food consumption by breast cancer survivors, a large new study found that eating soy foods did not increase the risk of cancer recurrence or death among breast cancer survivors. The study was presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. […]

Take a Video Tour of the “Super Colon”

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

“Come here, I am NOT walking through this colon by myself.” The man, whose wife quickly joined him at the entrance of the 20-foot-long inflatable representation of a colon, was among folks who braved damp chilly weather on March 26, 2011, to visit the Cancer Prevention Foundation’s “Super Colon.” In all, more than 400 Middle […]