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Breast Health Program Receives Grant

Friday, May 18th, 2012

The Greater Nashville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has awarded a $60,000 grant to the Vanderbilt Center for Community Health Solutions’ Coalition for Healthy Aging Breast Health Advocate program to expand and enhance breast health detection and education in Middle Tennessee. The program will provide breast health education services to underserved women […]

Cruciferous Vegetables and Breast Cancer

Friday, April 6th, 2012

A study by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and Shanghai Center for Disease Control and Prevention investigators reveals that breast cancer survivors who eat more cruciferous vegetables may have improved survival. The study of women in China was presented by postdoctoral fellow Sarah Nechuta, Ph.D., MPH, at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting in Chicago. […]

Investigators Win Global GE Research Grants

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center investigators have won two of the five global innovation grants awarded by the “GE Healthymagination Cancer Challenge.” The grants were awarded to Jennifer Pietenpol, Ph.D., director of VICC, and the My Cancer Genome project, developed by Mia Levy, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Medicine and Biomedical Informatics, and William Pao, M.D., Ph.D., […]

Oncology Named Among Nation’s Best

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Becker’s Hospital Review has named Vanderbilt University Medical Center to its list of 70 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs. These hospitals are deemed to be on the cutting edge of cancer treatment, prevention and research, and the Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team selected them based on clinical accolades, quality care and contributions […]

iPOND Method Goes Fishing for Proteins

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Understanding DNA replication and DNA damage responses – which must proceed faithfully to prevent diseases such as cancer – requires the ability to monitor protein dynamics at active and damaged replication forks (sites of DNA duplication). Existing methods for studying replication fork machinery have been limited in resolution and sensitivity. Now, David Cortez, Ph.D., and […]

Quitting Smoking Can Be Done

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Join us on March 20 for a FREE informative evening on your health and wellness. Event is located at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center at Green Hills 3810 Bedford Avenue Suite 100 Nashville, TN 37215 6 p.m. Registration & Refreshments 6:30 p.m. Speaker 7:15 p.m. Questions & Answers Quitting tobacco is the best thing that you can […]

Pink Out! Game to Tip Off Jan. 29

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Pink will be the color of the day during the Vanderbilt Commodore Women’s Basketball Team Pink Out! event to raise awareness for breast cancer research Sunday, Jan. 29, at 2 p.m. The Commodores will wear pink uniforms in their matchup in Memorial Gymnasium against the LSU Tigers. Fans are also invited to wear pink, the […]

Lymphedema Therapy

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Jadranko “Yadi” Franjic describes lymphedema symptoms and what is done during therapy to help control the swelling in the lymphatic system. Lymphedema is most common among patients who experience trauma to their lymphatic system. Examples include cancer patients undergoing lymphatic node dissection or radiation therapy and those who suffer a traumatic injury. Swelling of the […]

My Health Chat to Focus on Cancer

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

For decades, cancers have been treated based on how they look under a microscope. Now, researchers know that specific abnormalities in the DNA of tumor cells can make each person’s cancer respond differently to treatment — knowledge that offers an exciting new avenue for tailored therapy. Personalizing cancer treatment for an individual patient based on […]

Makeover Class Helps Female Cancer Patients

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Cancer patients who are undergoing treatment with chemotherapy or radiation therapy expect to experience side effects like nausea, fatigue and possible hair loss. But they may not realize that those treatments can cause additional side effects like dry skin, rashes and complexion changes. To help patients cope with these hair and skin issues, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer […]