News: March, 2012

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Multimedia Highlights

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

We’ve come a long way in the 40 years since declaring a “War on Cancer.”  

Electronic Expertise

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

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 [...]

Recent Publications by VICC Researchers

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

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 [...]

Brain Cells Gone Wild

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

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.

News From Around the Cancer Center

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

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 [...]

Weighing the Odds

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

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.

Debra Sheridan: In Her Own Words

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

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.

Shape the Future

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Gifts received as part of the university-wide Shape the Future campaign are driving progress at Vanderbilt-Ingram

War On: Melanoma

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

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” [...]

Living Well

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

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. [...]