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Proteins Guard Against Cancer Spread

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Prostate cancer cells metastasize mainly to bone, yet bone metastases are resistant to common therapies and are often fatal. A key receptor for the growth factor TGF-β (TβRII) is lost in the connective tissue (stroma) of most prostate cancers, but the effects of this loss on metastasis and bone lesion development are undefined. Recently in […]

VICC to Host NCCN 2012 Congress Series

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Earn up to 5.5 continuing education credits! Program Overview: This congress is a full-day educational program designed to provide an in-depth analysis of the evidence and clinical decision-making that led to the development of the NCCN Guidelines® for Bladder, Kidney, and Prostate Cancers. Participants will learn how to implement the NCCN Guidelines recommendations into their […]

Penson Appointed to AHRQ Advisory Council

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services recently appointed Vanderbilt’s David Penson, M.D., MPH, to the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality. Penson, professor of Urologic Surgery and director of the Center for Surgical Quality and Outcomes, joins a 21-member panel comprised of […]

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 […]

Prostate Size May Help Predict Cancer Severity

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

The size of a man’s prostate gland may help predict the severity of cancer, with a smaller prostate being more likely to harbor serious disease. This finding by a group of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers was published in the December issue of the Journal of Urology. Fourth-year medical resident Judson Davies, M.D., was first author […]

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 […]

Dayani Center Ready to Help Smokers Quit

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Barbara Forbes, MSN, keeps a big jar of tar on her desk. The dark, goopy mess is a visual representation of the amount of tar that a smoker will ingest by smoking one pack of cigarettes per day for a year. Forbes is the director of the Smoking Cessation Institute at the Vanderbilt Dayani Center […]

Raise Cancer Awareness In Your Community

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

While September is a special month as it marks the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, it is also a time to raise awareness about leukemia, lymphoma, childhood cancers, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer, thyroid cancer and liver cancer. Leukemia and lymphoma affect children and adults. Leukemia is a type of cancer of the blood […]

Urological Association Honors Chang

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Sam Chang, M.D., professor of Urologic Surgery at Vanderbilt, received a top honor from the American Urological Association (AUA) at the group’s recent annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Chang was named to receive the Gold Cytoscope Award, presented yearly to a urologist who has made outstanding contributions to the field within the first 13 years […]