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Thriving After Cancer

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Breast cancer survivor Adrien MacKenzie isn’t satisfied with simply being a cancer “survivor.” She wants to be a “thriver.” “It’s going to be a while before I get over that ‘I just got over chemotherapy’ look,” she acknowledges, “but I don’t want to always identify as ‘the cancer patient’ or ‘cancer survivor’ in the room.” […]

Cancer Survivors’ Day Conference Set for June 18

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

For every cancer patient who is still on therapy or who is now cancer-free, there are millions of family members, caregivers or friends who have walked alongside them during the long and emotional journey. All of these cancer “survivors” are encouraged to attend this year’s free Survivors’ Day Conference and Celebration, “Cancer GPS: Navigating Your […]

Soy Not a Risk for Breast Cancer Survivors

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

After years of confusion about the safety of soy food consumption by breast cancer survivors, a large new study found that eating soy foods did not increase the risk of cancer recurrence or death among breast cancer survivors. The study was presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. […]

Writing Workshop for Cancer Survivors

Friday, January 7th, 2011

This program is for cancer survivors who are interested in learning and exploring expressive writing. Participants will have the opportunity to: Create original writing Experience a confidential, non-academic, non-medical environment to express thoughts and feelings Gain exposure to writings by other cancer survivors Train with an accomplished poet and fiction writer Open to all cancer […]

I’m a Breast Cancer Survivor

Friday, January 7th, 2011

The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Greater Nashville, and the YMCA of Middle Tennessee have teamed up to  offer free educational seminars to breast cancer survivors. These classes will help survivors learn: Common physical and emotional problems related to breast cancer treatment How survivors can improve physical and emotional health […]

New Online Community for Survivors

Friday, December 31st, 2010

Editor’s note: Cynthia Floyd Manley, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s associate director for communications, will appear on Lifetime Television’s The Balancing Act on Monday, Jan. 3, to discuss social networking for cancer survivors and caregivers. Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has joined with the national CancerConnect.com initiative to launch a new online community for people impacted by cancer. As […]

Writing Workshop for Cancer Survivors

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Cancer survivors interested in exploring the process of creative writing are eligible to attend free Vanderbilt writing workshops this fall. The classes are open to all cancer survivors regardless of where they received their cancer care, and previous writing experience is not required. Participants will have the opportunity to create original material and share their […]

Race for the Cure Cancer Fundraiser Set

Friday, September 10th, 2010

The fall race event season for cancer charities is about to begin and organizers are set to kick-off Vanderbilt’s Race for the Cure team-building plans. Faculty and staff, as well as patients and cancer survivors, are invited to join Team Vanderbilt for the 19th annual Greater Nashville Race for the Cure, Saturday, Oct. 9, at […]

Our Greatest Hits Collection 2009

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

At year-end, it is customary to review the accomplishments of the year that is ending and look with anticipation to the year ahead. By any measure, 2009 has been a year of remarkable progress for the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.