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Author: Dagny Stuart

Shyr named chair of Department of Biostatistics

Jul. 20, 2017—Yu Shyr, Ph.D., Harold L. Moses Professor of Cancer Research and director of the Vanderbilt Center for Quantitative Sciences, has been named chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Biostatistics. He will assume the post Sept. 1.

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Arteaga to direct UT Southwestern cancer center

Jul. 13, 2017—Carlos L. Arteaga, M.D., director of the Center for Cancer Targeted Therapies (C2T2), director of the Breast Cancer Research Program and associate director for Clinical Research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been named director of the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center and associate dean of Oncology Programs at the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

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Kachnic named one of the ‘Women to Watch’ in health care

Jul. 13, 2017—Lisa Kachnic, M.D., Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Radiation Oncology and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has been named one of the “Women to Watch” in health care by Nashville Medical News.

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Conference to focus on link between viruses and cancer

Jul. 12, 2017—The association between tobacco use and cancer is well known. But there are other risk factors for cancer that are less recognized, including the link between cancer and certain viruses.

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Hackett elected to leadership role for national cancer group

Jun. 22, 2017—Lauren Hackett, MPA, executive director of Administration and chief business officer for Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been elected to serve on the Finance Committee for the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN).

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Patients with blood disorders invited to free June 24 seminar

Jun. 16, 2017—Patients with aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) and other blood disorders are invited to a free seminar featuring a Vanderbilt University Medical Center clinician and other medical experts.

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VICC racers compete in downtown bed race for cancer research funding

Jun. 15, 2017—Staff members from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) garnered an impressive second place finish in last month’s Downtown Derby Bed Race competition. The annual event which raises funds for the T.J. Martell Foundation featured teams that built and decorated their own “beds” to race up 5th Avenue to Bridgestone Plaza in downtown Nashville. The VICC team,...

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Cancer patient chooses Nashville for VICC care and the Nashville Predators

Jun. 13, 2017—Los Angeles native Christina Shaw had two powerful goals when she decided to move cross country to live in Nashville – the first was to support her favorite hockey team and the second was to meet a renowned lung cancer specialist at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

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Pal to lead VICC Cancer Health Disparities program

Jun. 8, 2017—Clinical geneticist Tuya Pal, M.D., has joined Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) as associate director of Cancer Health Disparities. Pal also has been named an associate professor of Medicine and Ingram Associate Professor of Cancer Research.

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Project reveals importance of cancer gene mutation testing

Jun. 8, 2017—An international genomic data-sharing consortium has analyzed nearly 19,000 patient genomic records and found that testing of patient tumors for relevant gene mutations often provides a roadmap for the use of effective therapies.

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VICC experts to discuss high risk breast cancer at free seminar June 6

May. 26, 2017—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), in collaboration with the Hereditary Cancer Program and the Vanderbilt Breast Center, will host a free seminar, “Are You at High Risk for Breast Cancer?”

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VUMC wins national recognition for employee health care focus

May. 25, 2017—The CEO Roundtable on Cancer has re-accredited Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) as a CEO Cancer Gold Standard employer for 2017 for VUMC’s efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for employees and their families.

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