Dagny Stuart

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    Urologic cancer studies point to need for referral education

    Women with blood in their urine (hematuria) were less than half as likely as men with the same issue to be referred to a urologist for further tests, according to a new VUMC study. Read More

    May 22, 2014

  • VICC Cancer Survivorship Celebration set for June 8

    VICC Cancer Survivorship Celebration set for June 8

    Music will set the tone for Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s annual Cancer Survivorship Celebration for patients, friends and families. Read More

    May 21, 2014

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    Photo: Head and neck cancer screening

    Sarah Rohde, M.D., assistant professor of Otolaryngology, examines Steve Corbitt for signs of head and neck cancer. Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and the Vanderbilt Department of Otolaryngology held the annual head and neck cancer screening event April 25. During the free and fast exams, physicians inspect the mouth… Read More

    May 1, 2014

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    VICC debuts novel neuroendocrine tumor treatment

    A retired elementary school principal has become the first patient at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center to receive an investigational cancer therapy for the treatment of his neuroendocrine tumor. Read More

    Apr 24, 2014

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    VICC research takes center stage at national meeting

    Research led by Joan Garrett, Ph.D., research instructor in Hematology/Oncology, reveals a molecular mechanism that may explain why some forms of breast cancer become resistant to therapy. Read More

    Apr 24, 2014

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    VICC’s Arteaga assumes presidency of AACR

    Carlos L. Arteaga, M.D., professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology and Donna S. Hall Professor of Breast Cancer Research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), assumed the presidency of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) for 2014-2015 during the group’s annual meeting last week in San Diego. Read More

    Apr 17, 2014

  • Free head and neck cancer screening event set for April 25

    Free head and neck cancer screening event set for April 25

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and the Vanderbilt Department of Otolaryngology will hold the annual head and neck cancer screening event Friday, April 25, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The screenings are free, open to the public and require no appointment. Read More

    Apr 17, 2014

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    3-D imaging enhances options for breast cancer screening

    The Vanderbilt Breast Center at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks has added tomosynthesis mammography, an imaging technique that creates a three-dimensional image of breast tissue, to help screen patients for breast cancer. Read More

    Mar 27, 2014

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    T.J. Martell Foundation lauds Hiebert’s research

    Scott Hiebert, Ph.D., associate director of Basic Research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), was celebrated for his contributions to cancer research during the 6th Annual Nashville Honors Gala benefiting the T.J. Martell Foundation. Read More

    Mar 20, 2014

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    Free head and neck cancer screening set for March 15

    Medical professionals in the Department of Otolaryngology will provide free head and neck cancer screenings, Saturday, March 15, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Craft Brewed, a local craft brew and home supply store, 2502 Franklin Pike. Read More

    Mar 13, 2014

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    Studies shed new light on breast cancer development

    Rebecca Cook, Ph.D., assistant professor of Cancer Biology, has spent her life trying to understand what makes things grow, from seedlings in soil to tumor cells in the body. Read More

    Feb 20, 2014

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    Agreement sets stage for enhanced My Cancer Genome

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) and GenomOncology have announced an agreement for the exclusive commercial development of a decision support tool based on My Cancer Genome, an online precision cancer medicine knowledge resource for physicians, patients, caregivers and researchers. Read More

    Feb 13, 2014

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    VICC debuts lung cancer screening program

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has launched a new lung cancer screening program to provide low-dose CT scans for patients at high risk for the deadly disease. Current or former smokers ages 55 to 74 who have a history of 30 or more pack years of smoking are eligible for the scans. Read More

    Jan 30, 2014

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    VICC receives $100,000 ovarian cancer research grant

    The Kay Yow Cancer Fund, in partnership with the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and The V Foundation for Cancer Research, has awarded a $100,000 ovarian cancer research grant to the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. Read More

    Jan 21, 2014

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    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center receives $100,000 ovarian cancer research grant from Kay Yow Cancer Fund

    L-r: Lawrence Marnett, Mary Geddes Stahlman Professor of Cancer Research; Vanderbilt women’s head basketball coach Melanie Balcomb; Susan Donohoe, executive director of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund; Mayor Karl Dean; Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Director Jennifer Pietenpol; and Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Dineo Khabele were on hand for… Read More

    Jan 21, 2014

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    VU study identifies new gene fusions in melanoma

    Cancer researchers, led by investigators at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, have identified two novel gene fusions in melanoma that may be responsive to existing cancer therapies. Melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer. Read More

    Dec 19, 2013

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    Sosman to lead national melanoma research team

    Jeffrey Sosman, M.D., professor of Medicine and leader of the Vanderbilt Melanoma Program, will head one of two teams of researchers at prominent national institutions investigating acral melanoma, a skin cancer that typically forms on the hands, soles of the feet or under the fingernails. Read More

    Dec 12, 2013

  • Andries Zijlstra, Ph.D., and colleagues are studying a biomarker that can help predict prostate cancer recurrance. (photo by Susan Urmy)

    Predictor of prostate cancer outcomes identified

    Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University of Alberta in Canada have identified a biomarker for a cellular switch that accurately predicts which prostate cancer patients are likely to have their cancer recur or spread. Read More

    Dec 5, 2013

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    Shinohara honored by radiation oncology group

    Eric Shinohara, M.D., MSCI, assistant professor of Radiation Oncology, has been recognized by the Association for Residents in Radiation Oncology (ARRO) as one of the recipients of the 2013 ARRO Educator of the Year Award. Read More

    Nov 21, 2013

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    Family’s support enhances cancer research training

    John F. Brock III, chairman and CEO of Coca-Cola Enterprises, his wife, Mary, and their three children have established an endowment to support an oncology fellowship at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. The Brock Family Fellowship will provide financial assistance long into the future for young physicians, postdoctoral students and medical investigators who are furthering their training in cancer research. Read More

    Nov 14, 2013