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    African ancestry, stomach bug link

    Socioeconomic factors, African ancestry linked to risk for cancer-causing infection. Read More

    Aug 16, 2012

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    High consumption of vitamin E may lower liver cancer risk

    iStock High consumption of vitamin E either from diet or vitamin supplements may lower the risk of liver cancer, according to a study published July 17 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The study was conducted by investigators from the Shanghai Cancer Institute,… Read More

    Jul 20, 2012

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    Vanderbilt mourns loss of Frances Williams Preston

    Frances Williams Preston, member of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Board of Overseers, died June 13. (Vanderbilt) Frances Williams Preston, one of the most successful female music executives in the history of the entertainment industry, and a member of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Board of Overseers, died from congestive… Read More

    Jun 14, 2012

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    Next My Health Chat to explore ‘Discoveries in Neuroscience’ May 16

    Reid Thompson talks with Lola Chambless in the neurosurgery OR. (Anne Rayner/VUMC) The May program for My Health Chat will be the fascinating field of neuroscience. Panelists will be Reid Thompson, chair of neurosurgery and director of the Vanderbilt Brain Tumor Center, and Jeff Conn,… Read More

    May 1, 2012

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    New drug mutes more melanomas

    An experimental melanoma drug may be beneficial for patients not eligible for targeted therapies. Read More

    Apr 26, 2012

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    Free head and neck cancer screening April 27

    (Vanderbilt University) To help catch head and neck cancer in its earliest stages there will be free cancer screenings at Vanderbilt, Meharry and the Nashville VA on Friday, April 27. Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center for Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, Meharry Medical… Read More

    Apr 18, 2012

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    VUCast Newscast: Teach Twice

    This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast: Teach Twice: A Vanderbilt senior’s big idea becomes a social enterprise business College Halls at Kissam: See the future big brother of the Ingram Commons Broccoli’s cancer-chopping benefits [vucastblurb]… Read More

    Apr 13, 2012

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    Factor sensitizes cancer to radiation

    Measuring levels of an enzyme in head and neck tumors may indicate how the tumor will respond to radiation therapy. Read More

    Apr 6, 2012

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    Discussion on mindfulness and its effects on cancer April 17

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center's Green Hills Clinic is located at 3810 Bedford Ave., Suite 100. (Vanderbilt University) Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center will host the community series event “A Taste of Mindfulness” beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at VICC’s Green Hills clinic, 3810 Bedford Ave., Suite… Read More

    Apr 5, 2012

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    Smoking stokes cells’ cancer capacity

    Cellular pathways altered by chronic exposure to cigarette smoke may reveal new biomarkers to assess smoking-induced lung cancer risk. Read More

    Mar 23, 2012

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    Next My Health Chat to explore cancer drug discovery

    The April program for My Health Chat will be the promising world of cancer drug discovery. Panelists will be Lawrence Marnett, director of the Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology, and Stephen Fesik, director of drug discovery at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. They will discuss… Read More

    Mar 19, 2012

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    Urine biomarker for colon cancer?

    A molecule detectable in urine may be helpful in diagnosing colon cancer. Read More

    Mar 10, 2012

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    Tracy Parsons, What’s Your Story?

    Glen and Tracy Parsons (front) and their children (Daniel Dubois/Vanderbilt) At 10:30 p.m., the phone rang and woke Tracy Parsons from a sound sleep. She thought the call must be from her husband, Glen, a truck driver who was on the road that night. But caller ID read “Department… Read More

    Feb 1, 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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    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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    Stanley Cohen’s Nobel Prize: 25 years of progress

    Twenty-five years after he received the Nobel Prize, Stanley Cohen’s discovery of epidermal growth factor continues to transform medicine. Read More

    Dec 9, 2011

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    Train with Gilda’s Gang to walk or run the Country Music Half-Marathon

    (photo by Cynthia Manley/Gilda's Club Nashville) Make your dream to walk or run the Country Music Half-Marathon in April a reality. Health Plus, the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, the Vanderbilt Dayani Center and Gilda’s Club of Nashville are partnering to offer a 16-week comprehensive training program designed to help you… Read More

    Dec 2, 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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    Promise of Discovery campaign adds video chat, new story lines

    Dr. Emily Kurtz (left) of the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute appears in new ads for the Promise of Discovery campaign. (Vanderbilt University) Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s award-winning “Promise of Discovery” initiative continues with the creation of additional story lines and the launch of a new series… Read More

    Oct 21, 2011

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    Join Team Vanderbilt in Race for the Cure Oct. 29

    Walking, running, pushing a baby carriage or strolling with your dog – all of these activities will be encouraged during this year’s Greater Nashville Race for the Cure. The annual breast cancer fundraising race/walk will be held Saturday, Oct. 29, at Maryland Farms in Brentwood. The Race for the… Read More

    Oct 20, 2011