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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pancreatic Cancer Research

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Dr. Jordan Berlin, clinical director of the gastrointestinal oncology program at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, discusses current research efforts on pancreatic cancer as well as open clinical trials at Vanderbilt-Ingram.

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 […]

Pancreatic Cancer, Genetics and Family History

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Dr. Emily Chan, a medical oncologist at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, discusses hereditary pancreatic cancer and what is done to follow those showing concerns of developing the cancer. She encourages patients to research clinical trials since the current therapies for pancreatic cancer need improvement.  

Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms and Risk Factors

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Dr. Dana Cardin, a medical oncologist at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, discusses the difficulties associated with diagnosing pancreatic cancer as well as known risk factors and symptoms.

Fighting Cancer in November

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

November is a special month for us to be thankful for our neighbors, family and friends. It is also a time to raise awareness for lung and pancreatic cancers. These cancer types rank in the top five for causing the most cancer-related deaths. Lung cancer being number one and pancreatic cancer ranking number 4 according […]

Grant Bolsters Pancreatic Cancer Research

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Stephen Fesik, Ph.D., professor of Biochemistry, Pharmacology and Chemistry, has received a $2.5 million grant to fund research on drugs for the treatment of pancreatic cancer. The three-year award from the Lustgarten Foundation will support Fesik’s work on targeting K-Ras, a protein that is mutated in 90 percent of pancreatic cancer patients. Approximately 43,140 patients […]

Symposium to Focus on Pancreatic Cancer

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Vanderbilt cancer experts are coordinating with pancreatic cancer awareness groups throughout November to shine a spotlight on this devastating disease. Nov. 4-7, Tennessee’s state Capitol will be lit with a purple glow as part of the “Paint Nashville Purple” event launched by a support organization called Linda’s Hope. Vanderbilt physicians who treat pancreatic cancer will […]