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Mixed results define 2012 Tennessee Men’s Health Report Card

Jun. 12, 2012—Heart disease is still the leading cause of death for men in Tennessee and cancer deaths continue to move further away from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Healthy People 2020 goal, according to the 2012 Tennessee Men’s Health Report Card.

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Vanderbilt identifies genes linked to breast cancer chemo resistance

Jun. 11, 2012—A study led by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center investigators has identified a gene expression pattern that may explain why chemotherapy prior to surgery isn’t effective against some tumors and suggests new therapy options for patients with specific subtypes of breast cancer.

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DNA: From modification to mutation

Jun. 8, 2012—Understanding how an environmental hazard damages DNA may shed light on processes of tumor formation.

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Free head and neck cancer screening April 27

Apr. 18, 2012—To help catch head and neck cancer in its earliest stages there will be free cancer screenings at Vanderbilt, Meharry and the Nashville VA on Friday, April 27. Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center for Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, Meharry Medical College, the Tennessee chapter of the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance and...

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Wilms’ tumors differ in developing nations

Apr. 13, 2012—In addition to limited health care resources, biological factors may play a role in the poor survival of children with a common kidney cancer in developing nations.

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Factor sensitizes cancer to radiation

Apr. 6, 2012—Measuring levels of an enzyme in head and neck tumors may indicate how the tumor will respond to radiation therapy.

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Discussion on mindfulness and its effects on cancer April 17

Apr. 5, 2012—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center will host the community series event “A Taste of Mindfulness” beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at VICC’s Green Hills clinic, 3810 Bedford Ave., Suite 100. Registered Nurse Michelle Foote-Pearce will lead an informative discussion on mindfulness, and appetizers will be provided. “Mindfulness meditation is the practice of waking up, paying attention and...

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Next My Health Chat to explore cancer drug discovery

Mar. 19, 2012—The April program for My Health Chat will be the promising world of cancer drug discovery. Panelists will be Lawrence Marnett, director of the Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology, and Stephen Fesik, director of drug discovery at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. They will discuss and take questions regarding how information about the genetic drivers of cancer...

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‘Detangler’ binds, bends and cuts DNA

Mar. 2, 2012—New details on the DNA-cutting activity of topoisomerase II, a target of anti-cancer drugs, could lead to better chemotherapeutic agents.

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Help put childhood cancer on ice at Predators game March 10

Feb. 3, 2012—When the Nashville Predators hit the ice in Nashville March 10, you can score an assist when it comes to childhood cancer. A portion of the proceeds from the game against the Detroit Red Wings will benefit the Vanderbilt Childhood Cancer Program. A silent auction during the 7 p.m. game at Bridgestone Arena also will...

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Dr. Michael Neuss: “How much progress has been made in the fight against cancer?”

Feb. 2, 2012—Watch video of Dr. Michael Neuss speaking about the fight against cancer. Neuss spoke Feb. 1 as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning class, “Medical Advances.” The course is presented by faculty of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and focuses on what the future of medicine holds. Physicians are now able to use a patient’s DNA...

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Investigators seek clues to resistance to melanoma drug

Jan. 26, 2012—Investigators at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and several other centers may be one step closer to finding out why some melanoma patients relapse after treatment with a promising new drug.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

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

Vanderbilt Medicine

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

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VUMC campus

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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