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Tindle to lead Tobacco Research and Treatment

Friday, November 21st, 2014

November is well-known as Lung Cancer Awareness Month. It is also the month that highlights awareness of less publicized forms of cancer including pancreatic cancer and stomach cancer. All three of these diseases share a common risk factor — cigarette smoking. “Smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death and it is claiming […]

Aspirin’s Protective Effect in Cancer Explained

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

For years, scientists have known that regular aspirin use may reduce the risk of cancer. “Studies have shown that aspirin administration for five or more years reduces the incidence of all cancers by 38 percent,” said Pierre Massion, M.D., professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology and director of the Thoracic Program at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. […]

Program Focuses on Heart Health in Cancer

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

The Vanderbilt Cardio-Oncology program has fostered a special collaborative relationship combining the expertise of cardiologists and oncologists to understand the effects of cancer therapy on the heart. This type of collaboration is now helping to define the cardiovascular health of more than 14 million cancer survivors in the United States. “A dramatic increase of effective […]

Rising Tobacco Epidemic in Asia

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

A new study estimates that tobacco smoking has been linked to approximately 2 million deaths among adult men and women in Asia in recent years and predicts a rising death toll. The study, published in PLOS Medicine, was led by Wei Zheng, M.D., Ph.D., MPH, professor of Medicine and director of the Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, […]

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 […]

Breast Health Program Receives Grant

Friday, May 18th, 2012

The Greater Nashville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has awarded a $60,000 grant to the Vanderbilt Center for Community Health Solutions’ Coalition for Healthy Aging Breast Health Advocate program to expand and enhance breast health detection and education in Middle Tennessee. The program will provide breast health education services to underserved women […]

Bates Recognized for Efforts to Boost Cancer Prevention

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Sheila Bates, M.S.S.W., manager of Community Outreach for Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, has received the 2012 Visionary Award from the Tennessee Public Health Association (TPHA), Middle Tennessee region. The Visionary Award is presented to individuals or groups who are leaders in the area of prevention. Bates was recognized for her work as creator and director of […]

Dermatology Adds New Treatments

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Vanderbilt Dermatology has increased its ability to treat various forms of skin cancer, with the recent addition of a fifth Mohs surgeon and the approval of a new oral drug to treat the most severe cases of basal cell skin cancer. Preventing skin cancer, however, will always remain a focus. The Vanderbilt Mohs program became […]

Event Offers Cancer Prevention Tips, Exhibits

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center invites women to “Treat Yourself Like a Queen,” during a special health care and cancer prevention event, Saturday, May 5, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Vanderbilt University Student Life Center. The free event includes health information exhibits, shopping at the “Queenly Things Mall,” and a dessert reception. There will be […]

Free Screening for Head and Neck Cancer

Friday, April 20th, 2012

The symptoms of head and neck cancer can be subtle, so to help catch the disease in its earliest stages the Tennessee Chapter of the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center for Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, Meharry Medical College and the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System will offer […]