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New Cancer Drug Shows Promise

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

An experimental drug that activates T-cells and promotes an immune response to fight tumors has shown promising early results in patients with kidney cancer, melanoma and non-small cell lung cancer. Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center investigators Leora Horn, M.D., Jeffrey Sosman, M.D., and researchers from several other cancer centers tested the new compound. The results of the […]

Childhood Cancer Investigator Lands ‘Lemonade Stand’ Grant

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Chin Chiang, Ph.D., professor of Cell and Developmental Biology and member of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center faculty, has been awarded a $200,000 grant to study an aggressive form of childhood cancer. The two-year Innovation Award from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) will help fund Chiang’s research on rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), the most common soft tissue malignancy […]

Photo: Living Well Through Cancer

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Olympic gold medal skating champion and cancer survivor Scott Hamilton was the keynote speaker at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s annual cancer survivors day event held at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center. Nearly 600 people attended “Going for the Gold: Living Well through Cancer,” which featured activities for cancer patients, survivors, friends and families. (photo by Debra […]

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 […]

Opening Pandora’s Box

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

It’s been two years since Joan Meredith’s stem cell transplant for acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Although she is now “100 percent donor” and her new immune system appears to be functioning well, she remains vigilant against the health complications related to her transplant – like infections, for example. “I hated wearing the mask because I […]

On This Side of Cancer

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Three cancer survivors share their story of what their life looks like on the other side of cancer. Learn more at http://www.VanderbiltCancerWellness.com or call 1 (877) 936-8422 for an appointment.

Hernanz-Schulman to chair commission of the ACR

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Vanderbilt’s Marta Hernanz-Schulman, M.D., has been named to the Board of Chancellors of the American College of Radiology (ACR) as chair of the Pediatric Commission. Hernanz-Schulman, professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences and professor of Pediatrics, currently serves as medical director of Diagnostic Imaging at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The American […]

Kids’ Cells Okay After Maternal Cancer

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Mitochondria – cellular structures known as the “power plants” of the cell – are inherited exclusively from the mother. These organelles contain their own DNA (mtDNA), which is highly vulnerable to damage by environmental insults – for example radiation exposure to the ovaries during treatment for childhood cancer. Because such damage could be passed on […]

Vanderbilt Mourns Loss of Frances Williams Preston

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Frances Williams Preston, one of the most successful female music executives in the history of the entertainment industry, and a member of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Board of Overseers, died from congestive heart failure at her home in Nashville, surrounded by her family, Wednesday, June 13. She was 83. Mrs. Preston spent most of her […]

Women Invited to Breast Screening Event

Friday, June 15th, 2012

The Vanderbilt Breast Center is hosting “Girls’ Day Out,” an event that offers women a chance to enjoy good food and pampering while they prepare for an annual breast cancer screening mammogram. The event is Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Vanderbilt Breast Center, suite 25000 at Vanderbilt Health One […]