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Author: Dagny Stuart

Top cancer researchers reveal latest findings at VICC science retreat

May. 11, 2017—Ordinary cells can be transformed into cancer cells through epigenetics — changes to DNA that turn genes on or off. Those gene changes can protect cells or make them vulnerable to disease processes including cancer.

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Lovly elected to American Society for Clinical Investigation

May. 4, 2017—Christine Lovly, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology at Vanderbilt, has been elected to The American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI).

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VICC Annual Scientific Retreat slated for May 4

Apr. 27, 2017—Leading cancer investigators from several prominent universities and laboratories will headline the 2017 Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Annual Scientific Retreat, to be held Thursday, May 4.

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Vanderbilt’s Christine Lovly elected to American Society for Clinical Investigation

Apr. 24, 2017—  Christine Lovly, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has been elected to The American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI). The ASCI is an elite honor society of physician-scientists. The Society, founded in 1908, is home to nearly 3,000 members from the upper ranks of academic...

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Vanderbilt’s W. Kimryn Rathmell named to ASCI leadership post

Apr. 20, 2017—W. Kimryn Rathmell, director of the Division of Hematology/Oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named vice president of The American Society for Clinical Investigation.

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Study examines new breast cancer drug combination

Apr. 20, 2017—A study led by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) investigators suggests a drug combination which includes a PDK1 protein blocker may be more effective for breast cancer that has become resistant to cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK4/6) targeted therapy.

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Prostate cancer screening recommendations altered for some older men

Apr. 20, 2017—A federal task force has changed its recommendation about prostate cancer screening for some older men. The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) now recommends that men between the ages of 55 to 69 consult with their physicians about getting routine screening blood tests to detect prostate cancer.

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Vanderbilt’s Pietenpol joins Sledge as a Chief Scientific Advisor for Susan G. Komen

Apr. 6, 2017—Jennifer Pietenpol, Ph.D., Executive Vice President for Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and director of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been named a Chief Scientific Advisor (CSA) for the nonprofit breast cancer organization Susan G. Komen.

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Vanderbilt investigator lands Stand Up To Cancer grant for “smart” nanoparticles cancer research

Apr. 3, 2017—John Wilson, Ph.D., assistant professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and of Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University, has received an Innovative Research Grant from Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C). Wilson is among 10 early-career scientists to receive the grant awards focused on immuno-oncology.

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Horn to lead lung cancer combination therapy trial

Mar. 30, 2017—Leora Horn, M.D., M.Sc., associate professor of Medicine and clinical director of the Thoracic Oncology Program at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been selected to lead a clinical research trial of combination therapy using two targeted drugs for the treatment of a specific form of lung cancer.

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VUMC to offer free head and neck cancer screening April 7

Mar. 24, 2017—A hoarse voice or persistent sore throat that lasts for weeks may seem like a mild nuisance, but those same symptoms could be early signs of head and neck cancer. To help patients determine their risk for disease and detect problems at an early stage, the Vanderbilt Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center will offer free head and neck screenings Friday, April 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Annual Meharry–Vanderbilt–TSU Cancer Partnership retreat April 8

Mar. 23, 2017—The Meharry Medical College, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) and Tennessee State University (TSU) Cancer Partnership will host its 16th Annual Cancer Retreat on April 8.

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