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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 […]

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.

Men and Breast Cancer

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Did you know that men can get breast cancer just like women? Dr. Mark Kelley, division chief of surgical oncology and endocrine surgery at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, explains the genetic and age factors that put men more at risk for developing breast cancer. He also describes the various treatments available for men as well as […]

Mammograms Save Lives

Monday, October 17th, 2011

E! News’ 36-year-old Giuliana Rancic has been diagnosed with early stages of breast cancer. The tumor was found after her doctor recommended a mammogram while starting her third round of in vitro fertilization (IVF). She believes that she will be OK since it was detected early. As she stated this morning on the Today Show, […]

Breast Cancer and High-Risk

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Do you know what it means to be at high risk for breast cancer? Do you know what to do if you think you are at high risk? Mary Egger, a nurse practitioner for the Vanderbilt Breast Center, explains it all. If you’d like to make an appointment for genetic counseling, screening or talk with […]

Breast Cancer Survivor Continues Her Fight

Monday, October 10th, 2011

As a 15-year breast cancer survivor, Lynne Cargen continues her fight against cancer as a research advocate at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. She works with Carlos Arteaga, M.D. and his team of researchers in the Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) in Breast Cancer. Cargen said that she has been committed to raising awareness and becoming […]

Where’s Your Pink?

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Most of us have been touched by breast cancer in some way, especially since 12 percent of American women will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime according to the National Cancer Institute.  Some of us may even know men who have developed breast cancer. (Yes, men can get breast cancer too, but it is […]

Take a Walk Against Cancer

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

As you begin to fill your calendar with fall activities, we hope you, your family and friends will add one or all of these fun walking events to it. We challenge you and your loved ones to take a walk for those fighting cancer. Follow the links below, and join Team VICC! Here are several […]

Cancer Survivors’ Day Highlights

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

More than 350 cancer survivors, caregivers, advocates and health professionals gathered at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center last Saturday (June 18, 2011) to learn, connect and celebrate. Cancer GPS: Navigating Your Journey included remarks from keynote speaker Linda Armstrong Kelly (author and mother of champion cyclist and survivor Lance Armstrong), music and stories from survivor, […]

Songs From the Heart Concert Set for June 24

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Cancer patients, longtime survivors, family members and those who treat cancer patients are invited to take part in this year’s Songs from the Heart concert, which features songs written by the participants. The annual event sponsored by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and Gilda’s Club Nashville starts with a two-night songwriting workshop for those interested in penning […]