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Author: Dagny Stuart

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

Jul. 8, 2011—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 ensuing years, yet the enemy...

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Celebrate Survivors’ Day June 18

May. 31, 2011—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.

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Soy foods not a risk for breast cancer survivors

Apr. 12, 2011—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 Research (AACR) annual meeting in Orlando, Fla....

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Gene ‘signature’ may predict cancer outcomes

Mar. 25, 2011—A gene signature may be useful in predicting outcomes for patients with rhabdomysarcoma, a form of cancer most commonly diagnosed in children.

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Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center launches online genetic research tool

Mar. 3, 2011—A new online tool enables cancer patients and researchers to track the latest developments in personalized cancer medicine and connect with clinical research trials.

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Weight’s impact on death risk among Asians revealed

Feb. 24, 2011—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.

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Breast cancer patients with strong social network live longer

Jan. 31, 2011—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 by first author Meira Epplein, assistant professor of medicine, was...

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Peabody students help women in Uganda with the Kasiss project

Jan. 13, 2011—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 in getting an education and...

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