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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 Study Validates Important Role of News Media on Public Health

Feb. 9, 2006—Media coverage about influenza and the importance of flu shots influenced parents to vaccinate their children against the influenza virus, according to a study done by researchers and information officers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Vanderbilt Medical Center nationally designated as primary stroke center

Feb. 8, 2006—Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently received national designation as a primary stroke center, only the second such certification awarded in the state.

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Vanderbilt enrolling heart failure patients in new pacing device study

Jan. 30, 2006—Vanderbilt is one of 40 centers nationwide to enroll patients in a study to determine the efficacy and safety of a new pacing device for heart failure patients. This is the first time the device, called the Optimizer III, will be implanted in humans.

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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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Vanderbilt air ambulance experts available to talk about air ambulance safety standards

Jan. 25, 2006—Vanderbilt University Medical Center, which has a 21-year accident free operation, is the first dedicated air medical operation in the U.S. to deploy the American Eurocopter EC 145 equipped with the latest in state of the art avionics specially designed to operate in the nighttime and inclimate weather environment. VUMC, which operates four helicopters and one fixed wing and is the largest IFR program in Tennessee, has air ambulance experts available to speak about air ambulance safety standards.

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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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Vanderbilt Medical experts propose FDA drug approval changes

Jan. 11, 2006—Efforts to reform drug regulation in the wake of the Vioxx withdrawal do not go far enough, according to experts at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Study shows increasing nursing staff improves safety and quality in hospitals

Jan. 10, 2006—A study in the January/February 2006 issue of the journal Health Affairs concludes that increasing the number of registered nurses and hours of nursing care per patient would save 6,700 lives.

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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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Tennessee Poison Control Center offers holiday safety advice

Dec. 21, 2005—Michelle Grant, a poison specialist at the Tennessee Poison Control Center, said many poisonings occur when there is a distraction in the home, and there are plenty of those during the holidays, when decorating, cooking and giving gifts are abundant.

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Grammys Bring Little Big Town to Visit Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital

Dec. 15, 2005—Equity Music Group's Little Big Town is coming to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt joining the annual visit by members of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc. (known for the Grammy awards).

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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.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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