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Author: Dagny Stuart

VICC helps launch new alliance for rare kidney cancer

Aug. 18, 2016—Children, adolescents or young adults, particularly African-Americans, diagnosed with advanced kidney cancer may actually have a rare form of the disease known as renal medullary carcinoma (RMC) that requires a specialized approach and expert intervention.

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Chicken Salad Chick Foundation gift to support Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center research

Aug. 17, 2016—Chicken Salad Chick Foundation founding board members Stacy Brown and Betty and Earlon McWhorter presented a $200,000 check to Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) to support cancer research. Among other initiatives, the Chicken Salad Chick Foundation was proud to host Music and Miracles Superfest, the first major stadium concert in Jordan-Hare’s 75-year history, held on April 23 in Auburn, Alabama.

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Songs from the Heart concert set for Sept. 9

Aug. 11, 2016—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s (VICC) 10th annual Songs from the Heart concert will be held Friday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m., in the Vanderbilt University Student Life Center Ballroom, 310 25th Ave. South.

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Kleberg Foundation grant bolsters cancer drug discovery efforts

Aug. 3, 2016—The Robert J. Kleberg Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation has awarded a $3 million grant to Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) investigators in support of VICC’s drug discovery program. The gift awarded over the next three years from the private, San Antonio, Texas-based foundation will enable VICC researchers to pursue the development of new compounds to block the activity of cancer-causing genes and proteins that had previously been considered “undruggable.”

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Massion named to lead new cancer prevention initiative

Jul. 28, 2016—Pierre Massion, M.D., Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Medicine, has been named to direct the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) Cancer Early Detection and Prevention Initiative.

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Free colon cancer awareness event is Aug. 5

Jul. 25, 2016—For some people, cancer—especially colon cancer—is a persistent and potentially deadly visitor affecting family members from one generation to the next. Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, in partnership with the Colon Cancer Alliance, is hosting a free seminar to educate the public about risk factors associated with the disease.

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Colon cancer awareness event set for Aug. 5

Jul. 25, 2016—For some people cancer, especially colon cancer, is a persistent and potentially deadly visitor affecting family members from one generation to the next. Individuals who have a parent, sibling or child diagnosed with colon cancer have double the risk of developing the disease.

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VICC expands cancer care services at Spring Hill clinic

Jul. 14, 2016—Cancer patients who live near Spring Hill, Tennessee, can now receive care from an experienced medical oncologist at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) at Spring Hill instead of traveling to the main campus in Nashville.

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Idrees receives award for cancer outcomes research

Jul. 7, 2016—Kamran Idrees, M.D., MSCI, assistant professor of Surgery, has received a Young Investigator Award from the Society of Surgical Oncology Foundation (SSO).

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VICC researchers to study reasons for high breast cancer incidence and mortality rates among African-American women

Jul. 6, 2016—A cancer research consortium headed by investigators at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and two other institutions have received $12 million in federal funding to help determine why African-American women die at a higher rate and have more aggressive breast cancer than white women.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center selected for CMS-led initiative promoting better cancer care

Jun. 30, 2016—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced that it has selected Vanderbilt University Medical Center to participate in a care delivery model that supports and encourages higher quality, more coordinated cancer care. The Medicare arm of the Oncology Care Model includes more than 3,200 oncologists — about one-fifth of U.S. oncology specialists — and will involve approximately 155,000 Medicare beneficiaries nationwide.

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President nominates Hiebert for National Cancer Advisory Board

Jun. 21, 2016—President Barack Obama has nominated Scott Hiebert, Ph.D., professor of Biochemistry and associate professor of Medicine, to serve as a member of the National Cancer Advisory Board (NCAB).

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