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Author: Dagny Stuart

Prostate size may help in predicting cancer severity

Feb. 3, 2012—Severity of cancer could be predicted by prostate size.

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Investigators seek clues to resistance to melanoma drug

Jan. 26, 2012—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.

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Study eases childhood cancer survivors’ birth defect worries

Jan. 13, 2012—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.

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Hope notes

Jan. 5, 2012—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 send the messages to members of Tennessee’s congressional delegation.

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

Dec. 15, 2011—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.

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Jeffrey Sosman named to melanoma research ‘Dream Team’

Dec. 15, 2011—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 will work closely to write the genomic-driven clinical trials and will lead...

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

Oct. 28, 2011—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 research, has received permission to shine purple lights – the cause’s signature color...

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Nolan weathers cancer’s storms

Oct. 21, 2011—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 primary care physician led to...

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Folate may lower breast cancer risk for some

Sep. 29, 2011—Low folate levels may increase a premenopausal woman’s risk of developing breast cancer.

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Study suggests new lung cancer therapy schedule

Aug. 10, 2011—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.

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Makeover classes for cancer patients set for Aug. 15

Aug. 10, 2011—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 Resource Center, Room 1700AB, The Vanderbilt...

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University earns CEO Gold Standard Award for cancer prevention

Jul. 27, 2011—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.

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