News: November, 2013

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Cancer Around the World

Monday, November 25th, 2013

According to the World Health Organization, cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for 7.6 million deaths (around 13 percent of all deaths) in 2008. Deaths from cancer worldwide are projected to continue rising, with an estimated 13.1 million deaths in 2030.   Lung, stomach, liver, colorectal and breast cancer cause the most [...]


Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Global Impact

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

From the bustling streets of Shanghai and Lusaka, to the dairy and potato farms of Túquerres, on Colombia’s high Andean plateau, Vanderbilt University researchers are scouring the world to reveal the secrets of cancer. Aided by the latest genomic technologies as well as tried-and-true, door-to-hut epidemiology, these modern-day explorers are mapping out a previously unimagined [...]

Melanoma Tissue Repository

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

You have signed on the dotted line, giving Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center permission to keep whatever tissue is left over from the biopsy of your melanoma tumor. What happens next? You obviously don’t want these cells gone wild, but VICC researchers are clamoring for the tissue to use it for the next discoveries in genetics and [...]

Finding a New Voice

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Lori Stegner has spent most of her life entertaining audiences, starting with family and friends during her childhood.

Our Mission

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

We’re strong and we’re advancing in our fight against cancer. That’s the feeling permeating Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, even as the health care industry faces unprecedented financial concerns and we proactively tighten our budgets here at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. I’m reminded of the name of this magazine—Momentum. Every day I can feel the movement and [...]

A Closer Look

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

This fall, Anne Washburn and her sister Rachel ran a half marathon in memory of their mother Sharon, who died from pancreatic cancer 25 years ago. “I know 25 years is just a number, but it’s a time of reflection. I’m turning 46 and that’s as long as her life was. I think how thankful [...]

Hope and Help

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Head and neck cancer patients may need a range of support services during and after treatment, and advice from other survivors and caregivers can be invaluable.   Hope Connection Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s Hope Connection provides one-to-one telephone support for patients and their families. The free and confidential service connects patients and their families with trained [...]

What is the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)?

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

• PCORI is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Washington, D.C. • The organization helps people make informed health care decisions and improves health care delivery and outcomes by producing and promoting high integrity, evidence-based information that comes from research guided by patients, caregivers and the broader health care community. • PCORI is funded [...]

WorldWide Cancer Genetics Web

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

My Cancer Genome is an online tool to help physicians, researchers and patients track the latest developments in personalized cancer medicine and connect with clinical research trials. Since its launch in 2011, its global reach continues to grow. With collaborators around the world, My Cancer Genome is fast approaching its goal of making genetically informed [...]