Dagny Stuart

  • Vanderbilt University

    VICC initiative seeks to provide comfort for cancer patients

    Finn Schafran has always been a happy child, but these days the nearly 2-year-old boy is adjusting to spending part of each day at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), where he receives chemotherapy and radiation for a rare cancer. Read More

    Jan. 5, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    Moses elected to National Academy of Inventors

    Harold (Hal) Moses, M.D., Ingram Professor of Cancer Research and director emeritus of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Moses, professor and interim chair of Cancer Biology, is among 175 academic leaders named to the 2016 class of NAI Fellows. Read More

    Dec. 16, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University

    Study links lifestyle factors to formation of high-risk polyps

    Lifestyle factors like cigarette smoking and red meat consumption are known to be associated with an increased risk of colon polyps that can lead to colorectal cancer. Read More

    Dec. 8, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt mourns loss of philanthropist Tony Martell

    Members of the Vanderbilt community are mourning the loss of music executive and health care philanthropist Tony Martell, who died Sunday, Nov. 27, at his home in New Jersey. He was 90. Read More

    Dec. 7, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University

    Rodriguez named Associate Nursing Officer at VICC

    Forward is the only direction in which Anna Rodriguez likes to travel. Read More

    Dec. 1, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University

    V Foundation grants bolster cancer initiatives

    Two Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) investigators have earned grant awards from The V Foundation for Cancer Research, continuing the foundation’s support for innovative cancer research initiatives at VICC. Read More

    Nov. 17, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University

    Study details rare heart risk of certain cancer therapies

    Rachel McDowell, APRN, left, and Mark Stavas, M.D., present a “Heart to Hold” to Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center patient Finn Schafran and his mother, BrandiLee Schafran. (photo by Joe Howell) Finn Schafran has always been a happy child, but these days the nearly 2-year-old boy is adjusting to spending part… Read More

    Nov. 3, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University

    Kachnic elected president of the American Board of Radiology

    Lisa Kachnic, M.D., chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has been elected president of the American Board of Radiology (ABR). She assumed the role after being chosen president-elect of the organization in March 2014 and succeeds former ABR President Milton Guiberteau, M.D. Read More

    Oct. 31, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University

    Emerging field of cardio-oncology seeks better tools

    Improved therapies have led to a spike in the number of people living with cancer, and today there are more than 15.5 million survivors in the United States. However, some of these therapies can cause toxicities to the heart, the vessels and the body’s metabolism. Read More

    Oct. 27, 2016

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    VICC trial putting lung cancer therapy to the test

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) is leading a Phase 3 global trial of a cancer therapy that was initially tested and validated in a VICC research laboratory. One of the first patients treated with the therapy came to VICC after a bump on the head led to an unexpected cancer diagnosis. Read More

    Oct. 20, 2016

  • Cancer disparities grant with Meharry, TSU gains renewal

    Cancer disparities grant with Meharry, TSU gains renewal

    A multi-year collaborative cancer research effort among Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), Meharry Medical College (MMC) and Tennessee State University (TSU) will receive continued federal funding through the renewal of U54 Partners in Eliminating Cancer Disparities Grants from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), a division of the National Institutes of Health. Read More

    Oct. 20, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University

    Screening mammograms now offered at four locations

    One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime and those cancers are often detected through screening mammograms. A mammogram is a low-dose X-ray of the breast that enables an imaging specialist to look for changes in breast tissue that could indicate cancer. Read More

    Oct. 13, 2016

  • Map of Socialist Republic of Vietnam through magnifying glass

    Vanderbilt scientists to lead chronic disease research initiative in Vietnam

    Scientists in the Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center (VEC) and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) have been awarded a grant to plan and develop a Regional Center of Research Excellence in non-communicable diseases in Vietnam. Read More

    Oct. 6, 2016

  • Annual cancer survivorship celebration slated for Nov. 6

    Annual cancer survivorship celebration slated for Nov. 6

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s 2016 Cancer Survivorship Celebration will be held Sunday, Nov. 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. The annual event is being hosted in partnership with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Read More

    Oct. 4, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University

    Breast imaging’s Huff dedicated to precision

    A series of beautiful photographs of turquoise waves curling over a sandy beach sits above the desk of John Huff, M.D. An accomplished photographer whose work has been exhibited at shows in Nashville as well as regional invitational shows in Louisville, Birmingham, and the International Center for Photography in New York, Huff said most people think the framed photos are all the same image. But each photo is slightly different and to him, it is the details that matter. Read More

    Sep. 29, 2016

  • VUMC’s Lehman lands LUNGevity research support

    VUMC’s Lehman lands LUNGevity research support

    Jonathan Lehman, M.D., Ph.D., instructor in Medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology, has received a Career Development Award from LUNGevity, a nonprofit organization that provides support programs for lung cancer patients and families, public education and funding for innovative scientific research. Read More

    Sep. 22, 2016

  • Fashion show to benefit VICC ovarian cancer research

    Fashion show to benefit VICC ovarian cancer research

    Fall fashions for women will be on display during the 4th Annual Chic Awearness Fashion Show promoting ovarian cancer awareness and research. The event, to be held Monday, Sept. 26, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., will benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation, which supports ovarian cancer research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC). Read More

    Sep. 15, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University

    VICC leaders active in new Cancer Moonshot recommendations

    As part of the national Cancer Moonshot initiative, a Blue Ribbon Panel (BRP) of cancer leaders, including four from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, has delivered a series of recommendations to accelerate the pace of cancer prevention efforts and scientific discovery. Read More

    Sep. 9, 2016

  • Kidney cancer educational conference at VICC set Sept. 10

    Kidney cancer educational conference at VICC set Sept. 10

    Kidney cancer patients, family members, health care providers and members of the public are invited to attend a free educational workshop about the disease to be held at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC). Read More

    Sep. 2, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University

    VUMC Recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review for Oncology Program

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been named to the 2016 Becker’s Hospital Review list of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs. The annual list recognizes organizations leading the nation in cancer care. Read More

    Aug. 22, 2016