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Moustache Race for Prostate Cancer

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Dozens of men on the Vanderbilt campus have agreed to leave their razors on the shelf during November to raise awareness of prostate cancer and other forms of cancer that affect men. They have started growing moustaches as part of the annual charity event dubbed “Movember.” Movember was launched in 2003 in Melbourne, Australia, after […]

Latest Focused ‘Radiosugery’ Technology Featured in New Video

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has recently opened a new suite for “stereotactic radiosurgery,” which uses the latest generation in radiation therapy technology.

Drs. Fen Xia and Anthony Cmelak observe as a patient is positioned for stereotactic radiosurgery for her tumor. This system, called Novalis TX, offers precision to the millimeter — about the width of a fingernail.