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Program Helps Women Cope with Cancer

Monday, January 17th, 2011

The Vanderbilt Breast Center is inviting cancer patients to a free counseling session designed to help women cope with cancer treatment side-effects like skin changes and hair loss. The seminar will be held Wednesday, Jan. 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks. Patients with all forms of cancer who […]

DNA Mechanics

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Picture a railroad track, running across the countryside. DNA looks something like that track. Its “rails” are chains of chemicals called nucleotides, each pairing with a partner on the opposite chain to form the “ties.” To ensure timely train traffic – and prevent catastrophic derailments – the railroad track needs regular maintenance. So does DNA. […]

Oncology Clinic Takes Magnet to Heart

Friday, November 19th, 2010

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 […]

VUMC Joins Blood-Brain Barrier Group

Friday, November 12th, 2010

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 […]

More Breast Services at One Hundred Oaks

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Beginning Sept. 20, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) will begin consolidating additional breast cancer services, including chemotherapy, at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks. In addition to undergoing surveillance and diagnostic testing at the Vanderbilt Breast Center, breast cancer patients will be able to see their physicians and receive chemotherapy in one convenient location, without moving back […]