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Patient Lauded for Clinical Trial Participation

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

A breast cancer patient who has enrolled in two clinical research trials at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center was the only presenter to receive a standing ovation during a recent Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) news briefing at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting in Chicago. Jeanette Daniel, 51, a metastatic breast cancer patient, […]

New Breast Cancer Gene Expression Identified

Monday, June 11th, 2012

A study led by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center investigators has identified a gene expression pattern that may explain why chemotherapy prior to surgery isn’t effective against some tumors and suggests new therapy options for patients with specific subtypes of breast cancer. The study by lead author Justin Balko, Pharm.D., Ph.D., was published online June 10, 2012 […]

Blackhawk Visits VICC

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Platinum-selling country music group Blackhawk recently visited Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center to present a check for $10,000 for cancer research and sing for patients. Here, patient Julie Wallace talks with band members, from left, Randy Threet, Dave Robbins and Henry Paul.

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 […]

Lung and Pancreatic Cancer Wellness Services

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Are you currently going through lung cancer or pancreatic cancer treatment or have completed therapy? Jay Groves, administrative director at Vanderbilt Dayani Center, describes the new Vanderbilt Cancer Wellness Program. This program promotes the health and wellbeing of those touched by cancer through interactive, individualized and comprehensive services that complement your standard of care. Learn […]

VICC Seeks to Halt Colorectal Cancer’s Impact on Family

Friday, September 30th, 2011

As program coordinator for the Vanderbilt Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Registry, Duveen Sturgeon, R.N., regularly meets with patients and their families in the hospital to discuss the importance of being tested for the disease, which can be carried genetically to other family members. But not everyone in the family is always available, particularly those who live […]

Kif18A’s Tail Goes the Distance

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Mitosis, the process by which chromosomes are separated during cell division, requires tight regulation of the string-like structures (microtubules) that originate at the cell poles, attach to chromosomes, and pull them apart. Kif18A, a motor protein involved in properly aligning chromosomes for mitosis, accumulates at the “plus”-ends of microtubules – the dynamic ends that attach […]

Cancer Center Debuts Clinic in Green Hills

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has opened a free-standing cancer clinic in Green Hills to give cancer patients more options for their oncology care. VICC Green Hills provides many of the same services available at the main VICC campus, including access to board-certified cancer physicians and specially trained oncology nurses and pharmacists. Patients can see an oncologist, […]

“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 […]

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 […]