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Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Researchers Find Ginseng May Improve Breast Cancer Outcomes

Mar. 15, 2006—Ginseng, one of the most widely used herbs in traditional Chinese medicine, may improve survival and quality of life after a diagnosis of breast cancer, according to a recent study by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers. The large epidemiological study, led by Xiao-Ou Shu, M.D., Ph.D., was published online recently in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

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Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Receives Funding to Identify Signals for Breast Cancer in the Blood and Women at High-Risk for the Disease

Mar. 8, 2006—A team of researchers at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has been awarded $1.5 million from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

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Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Researcher Studies Effects of Cancer Treatment among Children of Survivors

Feb. 16, 2006—Can the high doses of chemotherapy and radiation that young cancer patients receive cause inherited health problems for their children?

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Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center opens mentoring program for patients considering clinical trials

Jan. 27, 2006—Thanks to Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center's new Clinical Trials Mentor Program, patients considering enrolling in a clinical trial can now ask questions and get first-hand accounts from patient advocates who have already gone through the process.

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Researchers at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center to conduct Phase II studies for the National Cancer Institute

Jan. 25, 2006—The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has been chosen by the National Cancer Institute to join an elite group of researchers asked to test the most cutting-edge cancer treatments in Phase II clinical trials in both solid tumor and hematologic malignancies.

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Researchers at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center uncover clue to explain invasive brain tumors

Jan. 10, 2006—Researchers at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center have uncovered a clue to explain the invasive nature of an aggressive kind of brain tumor called glioblastoma multiforme, or gliomas, and their findings are published in this week's online edition of the journal Oncogene.

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Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center leads effort to evaluate lung cancer “signatures”

Nov. 28, 2005—The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is leading a multi-institutional effort supported by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to identify "molecular signatures" of lung cancer.

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FDA Approves First New Therapy In a Decade For Most Lethal Cancer

Nov. 2, 2005—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first new therapy in almost a decade for pancreas cancer, the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States.

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Vanderbilt Breast Center announces new clinic offering patients single-visit care

Oct. 7, 2005—When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, multiple clinic visits may begin to mount, along with questions that the patient wants answered sooner rather than later.

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Vanderbilt continues to respond to victims of Hurricane Katrina

Sep. 9, 2005—A week after Vanderbilt University began admitting students displaced by Hurricane Katrina, approximately 100 students from Gulf Coast colleges and universities had registered for classes. Vanderbilt Medical Center now has treated more than 70 Gulf Coast evacuees, hospitalizing more than 20, and its LifeFlight reserve helicopter and fixed wing aircraft and their medical teams continue to assist in disaster relief and patient transport out of the region.

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Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center offering cancer treatment for patients displaced by Hurricane Katrina

Sep. 6, 2005—Cancer patients displaced by Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath who are in Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky and in need of continued treatment can contact the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center for assistance.

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Fourth annual Roads Scholars Tour takes Vanderbilt to Alabama

Aug. 8, 2005—From the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute to the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, and from the University of the South to Jack Daniel's Distillery, the cultural, educational and economic engines of southeastern and Middle Tennessee and north and central Alabama will be showcased on the fourth annual Vanderbilt Roads Scholars Tour.

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