Dagny Stuart

  • Vanderbilt University

    Prostate size may help in predicting cancer severity

    Severity of cancer could be predicted by prostate size. Read More

    Feb 3, 2012

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    Investigators seek clues to resistance to melanoma drug

    Investigators at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and several other centers may be one step closer to finding out why some melanoma patients relapse after treatment with a promising new drug. Read More

    Jan 26, 2012

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    Study eases childhood cancer survivors’ birth defect worries

    A large, retrospective study of the children of childhood cancer survivors who were treated with radiation therapy and/or some forms of chemotherapy found that the offspring do not have an increased risk for birth defects compared with children of cancer survivors who did not receive these treatments. Read More

    Jan 13, 2012

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    Hope notes

    (photo by Susan Urmy) Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center patients, families and staff members recently placed messages of hope and requests for cancer research funds on a “Wall of Hope” at the Cancer Center. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network sponsored the “Wall of Hope” initiative and will… Read More

    Jan 5, 2012

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    Offspring of childhood cancer survivors have no increased risk for birth defects

    Children of childhood cancer survivors who were treated with radiation or some forms of do not have an increased risk for birth defects compared to children of cancer survivors who did not receive such treatments. Read More

    Dec 15, 2011

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    Jeffrey Sosman named to melanoma research ‘Dream Team’

    Jeffrey Sosman (Vanderbilt) Jeffrey Sosman, professor of medicine at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been named to a melanoma research Dream Team of cancer investigators supported by Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and the Melanoma Research Alliance. Sosman is among the Dream Team’s principal investigators who… Read More

    Dec 15, 2011

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    Musica’s nudes to wear purple for pancreatic cancer Nov. 1

    (Image courtesy of Alan LeQuire) Nashville’s Musica statue will be bathed in purple light during the Paint Nashville Purple event for pancreatic cancer awareness at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the roundabout on Demonbreun Street. Linda’s Hope, a local nonprofit organization for pancreatic cancer awareness and… Read More

    Oct 28, 2011

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    Nolan weathers cancer’s storms

    As a veteran meteorologist for WKRN Channel 2 in Nashville, Davis Nolan is an expert at diagnosing weather patterns that can create violent winds and thunderous storms. But he had no hints about the potentially deadly storms that were brewing inside his own body until a routine visit to his… Read More

    Oct 21, 2011

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    Folate may lower breast cancer risk for some

    Low folate levels may increase a premenopausal woman’s risk of developing breast cancer. Read More

    Sep 29, 2011

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    Study suggests new lung cancer therapy schedule

    A new lung cancer study led by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center investigators found that various non-small cell lung cancer cells grow at different rates, which may explain why some tumors become resistant to anti-cancer drugs faster than others. Read More

    Aug 10, 2011

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    Makeover classes for cancer patients set for Aug. 15

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center invites cancer patients to a free counseling session designed to help participants cope with the side-effects of cancer treatments like hair loss and skin problems. The seminar, called “Look Good…Feel Better,” will be held 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, in the Patient and Family… Read More

    Aug 10, 2011

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    University earns CEO Gold Standard Award for cancer prevention

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in conjunction with the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, has been re-accredited as a CEO Cancer Gold Standard employer for 2011. The award is based on Vanderbilt’s efforts to help employees lead healthier lives, including activities that may help prevent cancer. Read More

    Jul 27, 2011

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    Divide And Conquer: Young Ambassadors help researcher track down cancer’s Achilles’ heel

    When the United States declared a “War on Cancer” 40 years ago, the endeavor was envisioned as a strategic battle, with doctors and researchers employing overwhelming force and lethal technology in a straightforward march to victory against a disease that claimed millions of lives. Scientists have made progress in the… Read More

    Jul 8, 2011

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    Celebrate Survivors’ Day June 18

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center will host a celebration for cancer survivors on June 18, featuring a talk by Lance Armstrong's mother, Linda Armstrong Kelly. Read More

    May 31, 2011

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    Soy foods not a risk for breast cancer survivors

    (stock.xchng) After years of confusion about the safety of soy food consumption by breast cancer survivors, a large new study found that eating soy foods did not increase the risk of cancer recurrence or death among breast cancer survivors. The study was presented at the American Association for Cancer… Read More

    Apr 12, 2011

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    Gene ‘signature’ may predict cancer outcomes

    A gene signature may be useful in predicting outcomes for patients with rhabdomysarcoma, a form of cancer most commonly diagnosed in children. Read More

    Mar 25, 2011

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    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center launches online genetic research tool

    A new online tool enables cancer patients and researchers to track the latest developments in personalized cancer medicine and connect with clinical research trials. Read More

    Mar 3, 2011

  • Wei Zheng (Vanderbilt)

    Weight’s impact on death risk among Asians revealed

    New research about the link between body weight and mortality among Asians, which has not been studied in the past, finds being severely underweight poses a serious threat for this population and that preventing obesity is the top priority moving forward. Read More

    Feb 24, 2011

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    Breast cancer patients with strong social network live longer

    (Photo credit: iStock photo) Breast cancer patients who have a strong social support system in the first year after diagnosis are less likely to die or have a recurrence of cancer, according to new research from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and the Shanghai Institute of Preventive Medicine. The study, led… Read More

    Jan 31, 2011

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    Peabody students help women in Uganda with the Kasiss project

    Two Vanderbilt Peabody undergrads took on an emotional and massive task of doing research and raising money for educational programs in Uganda—especially for the young women of that country. VUCast’s Dagny Stuart shows us how the two students traveled thousands of miles to see first-hand the problems young women face… Read More

    Jan 13, 2011