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Seminar to help patients cope with impact of cancer treatments

Feb. 7, 2013—Cancer patients undergoing some forms of chemotherapy often lose some or all of their hair, as well as eyebrows and eyelashes.

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Vanderbilt, GE unite to study colon tumor development

Jan. 31, 2013—Vanderbilt University has partnered with GE Global Research in Niskayuna, N.Y., the technology development arm of the General Electric Company, to better define — at the cellular level — how colon tumors form and develop.

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For Cancer Center’s Joyce, volunteering comes naturally

Jan. 31, 2013—Nearly every week since 1988, cancer patients and families visiting Vanderbilt University Medical Center have been able to count on a comforting routine — at least one morning per week they are greeted by the same smiling volunteer who dispenses a dose of friendship along with coffee, snacks and advice about how to navigate the sprawling Medical Center campus.

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Long-term effects of prostate therapies tracked

Jan. 30, 2013—A new study comparing outcomes among prostate cancer patients treated with surgery versus radiotherapy found differences in urinary, bowel and sexual function after short-term follow-up, but those differences were no longer significant 15 years after initial treatment.

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Vanderbilt study finds diverse genetic alterations in triple-negative breast cancers

Dec. 7, 2012—Most triple-negative breast cancer patients who were treated with chemotherapy to shrink the tumor prior to surgery still had multiple genetic mutations in their tumor cells, according to a study by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) investigators.

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Massion named to lead Cancer Center’s Thoracic Program

Nov. 29, 2012—Pierre Massion, M.D., associate professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology, has been named director of the Thoracic Program at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

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Nobel laureate sheds light on RNA research

Nov. 29, 2012—There’s been an explosion in the world of RNA — the nucleic acid “copy” of DNA, Nobel laureate Phillip Sharp, Ph.D., told the crowd gathered for his Flexner Discovery Lecture.

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Disney TV star to headline event to raise funds for cancer research

Nov. 8, 2012—Disney television personality Coco Jones will be the featured performer at this year’s Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin-Robbins Family Day in Nashville. The annual T.J. Martell Foundation event, which raises funds in support of cancer research at institutions like Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, will be held Sunday, Nov. 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Curb Event Center, Belmont University.

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Events set to bolster lung cancer research

Nov. 8, 2012—More Tennesseans are expected to die this year from lung cancer than any other form of cancer, yet lung cancer research receives far less funding than other forms of the disease.

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Wiesner to lead new hereditary cancer program

Oct. 25, 2012—Georgia Wiesner, M.D., M.S., has joined Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) as professor of Medicine and director of the newly created Clinical and Translational Hereditary Cancer Program.

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Photo: Fan support

Oct. 4, 2012—Martina McBride Fan Club members, from left, Sheila Jones, Taira Baughman and Leigh-Ann Bauer give special caps and slippers to Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center patient Mary Williams. The group was inspired to raise funds for cancer research and patient support after hearing McBride’s cancer-themed hit song “I’m Gonna Love You Through It.”

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Photo: Lung Cancer Partnership

Sep. 27, 2012—Caroline Nebhan, right, a fourth-year student in the M.D./Ph.D. training program, explains a cancer research experiment to advocates from the National Lung Cancer Partnership who toured Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center during their recent meeting in Nashville. Nebhan, who works in the research laboratory of William Pao, M.D., Ph.D., is studying the effects of a specific cancer...

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