breast cancer Archives
Jan. 7, 2016—A Vanderbilt professor has designed a special apron for breast cancer patients after first-hand experience dealing with chest drainage tubes following surgery.
Oct. 8, 2015—For more than twenty years, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s (VICC) primary source of outside funding has been provided by the National Institutes of Health. But in breast cancer, Susan G. Komen, a nonprofit dedicated to breast cancer research and community services, has been a significant sponsor of research and patient care support.
Sep. 24, 2015—Three Vanderbilt researchers have received a federal grant to study the use of nanoparticles to deliver potential therapies for breast cancer that has spread to the bone.
Feb. 5, 2015—The stands inside Memorial Gymnasium are expected to resemble a sea of pink as fans don pink attire for the Vanderbilt Commodores Women’s Basketball game Sunday, Feb. 8, at noon.
Nov. 20, 2014—A group of Vanderbilt-led investigators has identified a new gene mutation that may explain why some breast cancer patients do not respond to anti-hormone therapy.
Nov. 19, 2014—Far more breast cancer patients are choosing to undergo mastectomy, including removal of both breasts, instead of choosing breast conservation surgery even when they have early stage disease that is confined to one breast, a Vanderbilt study shows. In the past decade, there have also been marked trends toward higher proportions of women opting for...
Oct. 30, 2014—Nearly 25 percent of all breast cancers among premenopausal women occur within two to five years following a pregnancy.
Oct. 28, 2014—A team of biomedical engineers has developed a new "tumor-in-a-dish" technology that promises to improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy.