We’ve come a long way in the 40 years since declaring a “War on Cancer.”
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Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been an early leader in devising support systems to help physicians make the right decisions and deliver high-quality care to patients with cancer and other forms of disease. This quality initiative has been embedded into Vanderbilt’s electronic health data system to keep physicians up to date on the latest medical [...]
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is committed to conducting innovative, high-impact, basic, translational and clinical research with the greatest potential for making a difference for cancer patients, today and in the future. Here’s a sampling of work published in peer-reviewed journals by Cancer Center investigators in 2011: Study Snuffs Out Menthol Myths People who smoke mentholated [...]
Michael Greene had one of the most aggressive and rapidly fatal forms of brain cancer: a glioblastoma. His parents are now continuing the fight against the disease by supporting research at Vanderbilt-Ingram.
Pao to lead Hematology and Oncology William Pao, M.D., Ph.D., Ingram Associate Professor of Cancer Research and director of Personalized Cancer Medicine at Vanderbilt, has been named director of the Division of Hematology and Oncology in the Department of Medicine. Pao completed his undergraduate education at Harvard University and his medical and graduate education at Yale University [...]
Although obesity is strongly associated with several types of cancer, public awareness of this link is still lacking. Researchers are investigating how obesity influences cancer risk.
From the personal digital camera with which she discovered her tonsil cancer to the multimillion dollar “cameras” she sold professionally, photography has played an important part in Debra Sheridan’s life and cancer journey.
Gifts received as part of the university-wide Shape the Future campaign are driving progress at Vanderbilt-Ingram
Just over 40 years ago, President Richard Nixon signed the National Cancer Act into law. The act expanded federal cancer research efforts and marked the beginning of the “War on Cancer,” a war that has lasted four decades and is still going strong. One of the most promising developments to come out of this “war” [...]
Advancements in cancer therapy are helping more patients live longer during and after treatment, but many patients and their families say they need additional assistance to manage the side effects that come with treatment, including fatigue, muscle weakness and psychosocial issues. To help bridge that gap, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has launched the Cancer Wellness Program. [...]