Dagny Stuart

  • Vanderbilt University

    Community invited to race/walk for cancer research

    (Vanderbilt University) Members of the Vanderbilt community are invited to lace up their athletic shoes and get ready to race/walk as members of “Team Vanderbilt” at this fall’s cancer awareness events. This year, for the first time, Nashville will host “Purple Strides,” an event sponsored by the… Read More

    Aug. 30, 2012

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    Stand Up to Cancer TV broadcast airs Sept. 7

    Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), the nonprofit organization that helps fund various Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) investigators, returns to prime time television for its third broadcast Friday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. The hourlong show featuring Hollywood celebrities, recording artists and sports figures will include special performances… Read More

    Aug. 30, 2012

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    Vanderbilt-led study reveals racial disparities in prostate cancer care

    Racial differences exist in quality surgical care, new research from VICC finds. Read More

    Aug. 30, 2012

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    VICC debuts outpatient cancer clinic in Springfield

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) has opened a new outpatient cancer clinic on the NorthCrest Medical Center campus in Springfield, Tenn., to bring high quality care to patients in Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky. Read More

    Aug. 16, 2012

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    Study links rare genetic marker to brain cancer

    Investigators from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and three other cancer centers have identified a link between a rare genetic variant and the risk of developing glioma. Read More

    Aug. 9, 2012

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    Arteaga named to Komen scientific advisory board

    Carlos Arteaga, M.D., associate director for Clinical Research and director of the Breast Cancer Program at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been named to the Scientific Advisory Board of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Read More

    Aug. 2, 2012

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    VICC’s Hassanein lands lung cancer research grant

    Mohamed Hassanein, Ph.D., research instructor in Pulmonary Medicine, has received a Career Development Award from the LUNGevity Foundation to work on the development of noninvasive tests to help diagnose lung cancer. Read More

    Aug. 2, 2012

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    Study finds mutation in melanoma sensitive to drug

    An uncommon mutation of the BRAF gene in melanoma patients has been found to respond to a specific drug therapy, providing a rationale for routine screening and therapy in melanoma patients who harbor the BRAF L597 mutation. Read More

    Jul. 26, 2012

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    High consumption of vitamin E may lower liver cancer risk

    iStock High consumption of vitamin E either from diet or vitamin supplements may lower the risk of liver cancer, according to a study published July 17 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The study was conducted by investigators from the Shanghai Cancer Institute,… Read More

    Jul. 20, 2012

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    VICC adds colon cancer to gene mutation testing

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has initiated tumor mutation testing for a limited number of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. Read More

    Jul. 19, 2012

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    Childhood cancer investigator lands ‘Lemonade Stand’ grant

    Chin Chiang, Ph.D., professor of Cell and Developmental Biology and member of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center faculty, has been awarded a $200,000 grant to study an aggressive form of childhood cancer. Read More

    Jul. 12, 2012

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    Photo: Living well through cancer

    Olympic gold medal skating champion and cancer survivor Scott Hamilton was the keynote speaker at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s annual cancer survivors day event held at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center. Nearly 600 people attended “Going for the Gold: Living Well through Cancer,” which featured activities for cancer… Read More

    Jul. 12, 2012

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    New cancer drug shows promise in early testing

    An experimental drug that activates T-cells and promotes an immune response to fight tumors has shown promising early results in patients with kidney cancer, melanoma and non-small cell lung cancer. Leora Horn, M.D. Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center investigators Leora Horn, M.D., Jeffrey Sosman, M.D., and researchers from several other cancer… Read More

    Jul. 12, 2012

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    Vanderbilt seeking cross-disciplinary teams for DREAM7 Systems Biology Challenge

    The Center for Quantitative Sciences is organizing Vanderbilt teams to participate in the DREAM7 Systems Biology Challenge. DREAM, short for Dialogue for Reverse Engineering Assessments and Methods, offers researchers the chance to submit competitive proposals to provide a variety of solutions to an essential systems biology question, with the… Read More

    Jun. 19, 2012

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    Vanderbilt identifies genes linked to breast cancer chemo resistance

    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. Read More

    Jun. 11, 2012

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    Free head and neck cancer screening April 27

    (Vanderbilt University) 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… Read More

    Apr. 18, 2012

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    Risk of secondary tumors from melanoma drug studied

    A new study offers clues on why melanoma patients who are treated with oral drugs inhibiting the BRAF gene are at increased risk for developing secondary skin cancers. Read More

    Mar. 23, 2012

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    Walk-in mammograms available at TVC

    A mammogram room at the Vanderbilt Breast Center. (Vanderbilt University) Vanderbilt staff members who are ready for their next breast screening mammogram can stay on campus and receive the diagnostic test by visiting The Vanderbilt Clinic (TVC) mammography suite without an appointment. The walk-in mammograms are available Monday-Friday, 10… Read More

    Mar. 13, 2012

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    New melanoma drug nearly doubles survival in majority of patients

    Investigators from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and 12 other centers in the United States and Australia have found that a new drug for patients with metastatic melanoma nearly doubled median overall survival. Read More

    Feb. 23, 2012

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    Women who eat fish have lower colon polyp risk

    Women who eat at least three servings of fish per week have a reduced risk of developing some types of colon polyps according to a new study by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center investigators. Read More

    Feb. 9, 2012