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Mathis strives to make her cancer journey meaningful

Nov. 9, 2017—Amanda Mathis, chief financial officer of Bridgestone Americas, was just 35 when she first felt a lump in her right breast.

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VICC experts to discuss high risk breast cancer at free seminar June 6

May. 26, 2017—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), in collaboration with the Hereditary Cancer Program and the Vanderbilt Breast Center, is hosting a free seminar, “Are You at High Risk for Breast Cancer?”

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VICC experts to discuss high risk breast cancer at free seminar June 6

May. 26, 2017—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), in collaboration with the Hereditary Cancer Program and the Vanderbilt Breast Center, will host a free seminar, “Are You at High Risk for Breast Cancer?”

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Screening mammograms now offered at four locations

Oct. 13, 2016—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.

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VU professor designs special apron for breast cancer patients

Jan. 7, 2016—A Vanderbilt professor has designed a special apron for breast cancer patients after first-hand experience dealing with chest drainage tubes following surgery.

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3-D imaging enhances options for breast cancer screening

Mar. 27, 2014—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.

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Continuity of care initiative focuses on patients exiting clinical trials

May. 30, 2013—The Vanderbilt Breast Center is piloting new measures to ensure continuity of care and timely insurance preauthorization as patients come off grant-sponsored clinical trial protocols and begin or resume standard care.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center observes Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day

Oct. 16, 2012—Vanderbilt’s Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the Vanderbilt Breast Center and the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing are joining to observe Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Vanderbilt Breast Center, located at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks. This is Nashville’s and Vanderbilt’s first observance of BRA Day....

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Walk-in breast mammograms available in TVC year-round

Oct. 11, 2012—Mammograms can be as easy as TVC.

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New partnership supports recruitment of women for tech jobs

Sep. 5, 2012—by Joan Brasher Vanderbilt’s commitment to maintaining a diverse workforce took another step forward recently when Human Resources officially partnered with Women in Technology of Tennessee (WiTT). The organization was founded 13 years ago by a small group of technology-minded leaders in the Nashville area with the mission to “empower women in technology through education,...

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Photo: Tickled Pink

Jul. 26, 2012—Members of the Music City Figure Skating Club recently presented a check to the staff of the Vanderbilt Breast Center. The club held a “Tickled Pink” fundraising event in honor of former coach Karen Gibbons, who died from breast cancer. The Breast Center will use the funds to buy gas cards for breast cancer patients...

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Walk-in mammograms available at TVC

Mar. 13, 2012—Vanderbilt staff members who are ready for their next breast screening mammogram can stay on campus and receive the diagnostic test by visiting The Vanderbilt Clinic (TVC) mammography suite without an appointment. The walk-in mammograms are available Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3:20 p.m., on the first floor of TVC, with check-in at Room 1630. Insurance will be...

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