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Breast Center Offers Makeover Tips

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

The Vanderbilt Breast Center is inviting cancer patients to a free counseling session designed to help women cope with the hair loss and skin changes caused by cancer treatment. The seminar will be held Wednesday, May 25, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks, 719 Thompson Lane, Nashville. Any patient […]

Join Vanderbilt’s Relay For Life Team

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Mark your calendars for American Cancer Society‘s Relay For Life, a 24-hour family event where each team member takes turns walking/running around the track. Relay For Life is a time when teams of people come together to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and raise awareness for the fight against […]

Many Cancers’ Rates Continue to Decline

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Rates of death from all cancers for patients in the United States continued to decline between 2003 and 2007, the most recent reporting period available, according to the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer.  The overall rate of new cancer diagnoses for men and women combined decreased slightly less than […]

Breast Cancer Study Combines Therapies

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Combining targeted therapies might be required for maximum anti-tumor activity when treating HER2-positive breast cancers, according to two new studies by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) investigators. The findings, reported in two papers in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), suggest that upregulation of the HER3 receptor limits the effectiveness of two classes […]

Vanderbilt-Ingram Celebrates Cancer Survivors’ Day With New Video

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

In celebration of National Cancer Survivors Day, patients, faculty and staff of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center participated in a new video that was posted today to YouTube. The video, which runs just over one minute and features messages about hope, survivorship and discovery, will have its first large screening at the center’s annual Celebration of […]

Relays For Life: Join a Vanderbilt Team

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Relay For Life is an event brought to you by the American Cancer Society (ACS) and takes place in different communities throughout the world. Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center at Franklin is a presenting sponsor for the Williamson County Relay for Life, and will field teams at that relay and the one in Davidson County. We would love to have you as part of either one or both of Vanderbilt’s teams.