“It is advisable to look from the tide pool to the stars and then back to the tide pool again.” – John Steinbeck In late January of 2006, I was looking neither at tide pools, nor at stars. I was staring intently – just as I am now, as I’m writing this – into a [...]
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Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s Oncology Clinic in Cool Springs makes patient care its priority, and provides a strong example of why the Medical Center is deserving of a second Magnet designation. Though the clinic is 16 miles from the main Vanderbilt University Medical Center campus, the culture of this suburban clinic embodies the VUMC Nursing philosophy [...]
Vanderbilt University Medical Center has joined the International Blood-Brain Barrier Consortium, a group that is combining research and comprehensive patient care to develop protocols and guidelines for opening the blood-brain barrier. The blood-brain barrier is a system of tight junctions in the circulatory system around the brain that protects the central nervous system from unsafe [...]
The Vanderbilt Breast Center is inviting cancer patients to a free counseling session designed to help women cope with cancer treatment side-effects such as hair loss and complexion changes. The class is open to patients with all forms of cancer. The “Look Good…Feel Better” class will be held Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to [...]
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 [...]
Juggling Video Highlights Breast Cancer Screening. Playing by Air Productions, a Nashville-based entertainment company, has teamed up with Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center to create a new video aimed at busting a common myth about breast cancer risk and reminding women of the importance of regular screening.
Every year, we get asked about participating in Lee National Denim Day, which has been raising money to fight breast cancer $5 at a time for 14 years. And ever year, we’ve declined because the concept is that if you donate $5 to the cause, you get to wear jeans to work on that Friday. [...]
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) is gearing up for Light the Night, a fund-raising event for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Thursday, Oct. 7, at LP Field. Vanderbilt University will field a team for the visually exciting event which supports the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s activities to fund medical research, support government advocacy and patient assistance [...]
Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks will introduce a new Women’s Wellness Series this fall, with sessions on breast cancer risk, heart disease prevention and advances in dermatology. Drs. Ingrid Meszoely and John Huff of the Vanderbilt Breast Center will kick off the free series on Tuesday, Sept. 21, with “Developing News about Breast Health: Keeping [...]
September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Every year, the Tennessee Cancer Coalition’s Childhood Action Team and childhood cancer organizations across the state join together to compile a list of activities. Check them out here.