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Author: Dagny Stuart

Breast cancer program lands new research grants

Mar. 23, 2017—Several investigators in Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s (VICC) Breast Cancer Program have received grant awards to support translational research that may improve disease outcomes for patients.

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New Radiology website gives patients pre-visit tips

Mar. 9, 2017—Patients scheduled to undergo an imaging procedure at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) can now explore a new Radiology and Radiological Sciences patient website for tips about what to expect during the visit, how to prepare for the procedure and how early to arrive prior to the appointment.

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Concert by singer Wade Hayes and friends to benefit VICC

Feb. 15, 2017—Country music artist and cancer survivor Wade Hayes will host the second annual “Country Hits Back” benefit concert March 7 at the Franklin Theatre. The event will support vitally important cancer research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

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National Cancer Institute’s Lowy details HPV virus research efforts

Feb. 2, 2017—Douglas Lowy, M.D., acting director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), warned that worldwide death rates from cervical cancer are expected to increase in low- and middle-income countries during the next 15 years unless steps are taken to prevent the cancer from occurring. Almost all cases of cervical cancer are linked to a viral infection.

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VICC joins cancer genomic data sharing initiative

Jan. 19, 2017—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) has joined an international consortium of leading cancer centers to share genomic data from patients in an effort to accelerate the pace of cancer research and improve precision medicine.

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Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center supports national HPV vaccination efforts

Jan. 17, 2017—Nearly 39,000 new cancers associated with the human papillomavirus (HPV) will be diagnosed in the United States this year. Although HPV vaccines can prevent the majority of these cancers, vaccination rates remain low across the country.

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Morton to help lead blood disorders treatment efforts

Jan. 12, 2017—Colleen Morton, M.D., has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) as section chief of Classical Hematology, a specialty also known as “benign hematology” because it covers all blood disorders that are not cancer.

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Acting NCI director Lowy to present HPV research lecture

Jan. 11, 2017—Douglas R. Lowy, acting director of the National Cancer Institute, will deliver the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center George Daniel Brooks Lecture at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 11 a.m. in Light Hall, Room 208. The title of the presentation is “Preventing HPV-associated Cancers: Short-term and Long-term Approaches.”

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VICC initiative seeks to provide comfort for cancer patients

Jan. 5, 2017—Finn Schafran has always been a happy child, but these days the nearly 2-year-old boy is adjusting to spending part of each day at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), where he receives chemotherapy and radiation for a rare cancer.

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Moses elected to National Academy of Inventors

Dec. 16, 2016—Harold (Hal) Moses, M.D., Ingram Professor of Cancer Research and director emeritus of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Moses, professor and interim chair of Cancer Biology, is among 175 academic leaders named to the 2016 class of NAI Fellows.

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Study links lifestyle factors to formation of high-risk polyps

Dec. 8, 2016—Lifestyle factors like cigarette smoking and red meat consumption are known to be associated with an increased risk of colon polyps that can lead to colorectal cancer.

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Vanderbilt mourns loss of philanthropist Tony Martell

Dec. 7, 2016—Members of the Vanderbilt community are mourning the loss of music executive and health care philanthropist Tony Martell, who died Sunday, Nov. 27, at his home in New Jersey. He was 90.

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