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Ready to Race for Breast Cancer

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Walking, running, pushing a baby carriage or strolling with your dog — all of these activities will be encouraged during this year’s Greater Nashville Race for the Cure. The annual breast cancer fundraising race/walk will be held Saturday, Oct. 29, at Maryland Farms in Brentwood. Opening ceremonies will be at 8:15 a.m. The Race for […]

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 […]

Arteaga Earns Komen Award

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Carlos L. Arteaga, M.D., professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology and associate director for Clinical Research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been named one of the winners of this year’s Susan G. Komen for the Cure Brinker Awards for Scientific Distinction. The Brinker Awards for Scientific Distinction were established in 1992 to recognize the efforts of […]

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 […]

Breast Cancer and Personalized Medicine

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Dr. Carlos Arteaga, director of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s breast cancer program, describes how advances in personalized cancer medicine contributes to breast cancer treatment.

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 […]

Take a Walk Against Cancer

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

As you begin to fill your calendar with fall activities, we hope you, your family and friends will add one or all of these fun walking events to it. We challenge you and your loved ones to take a walk for those fighting cancer. Follow the links below, and join Team VICC! Here are several […]

“Look Good Feel Better” Makeover Classes Set for Aug 15

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center invites cancer patients to a free counseling session designed to help participants cope with the side-effects of cancer treatments like hair loss and skin problems. The seminar, called “Look Good…Feel Better,” will be held Monday, Aug. 15, from 1 p.m.- 3 p.m., in the Patient and Family Resource Center, Room 1700AB, The […]

Folate May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Friday, August 5th, 2011

A new study by investigators from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and the Shanghai Cancer Institute indicates that women who get adequate amounts of folate in their diet have a reduced risk of developing breast cancer, although the benefit appears linked to a woman’s menopausal status. The study found that women who had not yet reached menopause […]

Breast Center: A Model for Communication

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

The Vanderbilt Breast Center and Medical Infusion Clinic are models of shared governance and effective communication, and provide a strong example of why the Medical Center is worthy of a second Magnet designation. The Breast Center, with a staff of 11 nurses, sees at least 200 patients a day for clinical care and imaging of […]