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Author: Tom Wilemon

Study finds men have higher mortality rate after breast cancer diagnosis

Oct. 17, 2019—A new study shows men with breast cancer are more likely to die than their female counterparts, across all stages of disease.

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VICC’s Rathmell honored with Louisa Nelson Award

Oct. 3, 2019—Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, director of the Division of Hematology and Oncology, received an award that honors women who embody the achievement, vision and inspiration of the founder of a local distillery.

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Study identifies targeted therapy’s cardiac risks

Sep. 25, 2019—After a recent study showed that chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients who received ibrutinib as a frontline treatment had a 7% death rate, a new study offers a clearer picture on the reasons for the deaths.

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New telehealth initiative aims to enhance cancer care in rural areas

Sep. 19, 2019—VUMC is leading an effort to improve cancer care in rural areas with a telehealth initiative supported with a $3.3 million grant from the National Cancer Institute.

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Jackson named to new VICC advanced practice role

Sep. 18, 2019—Heather Jackson, MSN, RN, APRN, has been promoted to administrative director of Advanced Practice for Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

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Study backs genetic testing for all metastatic breast cancer patients

Sep. 5, 2019—  by Tom Wilemon Genetic testing for all metastatic breast cancer patients may be an optimal strategy for identifying additional patients with increased risk as well as response to targeted therapies, according to research published Aug. 29 in JAMA Oncology. In the study, 100 patients were tested regardless of whether they met the current National...

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Fashion event to help support ovarian cancer research

Sep. 4, 2019—Vanderbilt Health physicians will be among the runway models during the 7th Annual T.J. Martell Foundation Chic Awearness on Sept. 23.

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Grant strengthens breast cancer research efforts

Aug. 22, 2019—Breast cancer researchers at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center have secured a fourth round of continuous Specialized Program of Research Excellence funding.

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Potential second-line melanoma treatment identified

Aug. 15, 2019—A study led by Anna Vilgelm, MD, PhD, and Ann Richmond, PhD, has identified a possible second-line treatment for melanoma patients.

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Protein’s role in inflammation-related cancer studied

Aug. 15, 2019—Investigators are exploring the molecular mechanisms behind the association of chronic inflammation and colon cancer.

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Colorectal cancer patients warn against dismissing early symptoms

Aug. 7, 2019—Younger patients say colorectal cancer is a disease that doesn’t follow age guidelines, so pay attention to early symptoms.

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Shu, Zheng receive Vietnam’s top honor for foreign scientists

Aug. 1, 2019—The Vietnamese Ministry of Health has awarded two Vanderbilt epidemiologists the Memorabilia Medal “For the People’s Health” in appreciation for their contributions in helping the nation establish a population-based research program for cancer, diabetes and other non-communicable diseases.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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