Dagny Stuart

  • VICC joins other major cancer centers in HPV vaccine campaign

    VICC joins other major cancer centers in HPV vaccine campaign

    In response to low national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV), Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) has joined 68 of the nation’s other NCI-designated cancer centers in recommending increased HPV vaccination for the prevention of cancer. Read More

    Feb. 4, 2016

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    Cancer Center debuts new radiation oncology device

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) has unveiled a new TrueBeam linear accelerator in the Department of Radiation Oncology on the main campus to provide enhanced radiation therapy for patients. Read More

    Jan. 27, 2016

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    Solórzano named chief of Surgical Oncology, Endocrine Surgery

    Carmen Solórzano, M.D., professor of Surgery and director of the Endocrine Surgery Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has been named chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery in the Department of Surgery. Read More

    Jan. 21, 2016

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    Lovly lands cancer research grant from V Foundation

    Christine Lovly, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology, has been awarded a V Scholar Grant from the V Foundation for Cancer Research. Read More

    Jan. 21, 2016

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    VICC helps expand cancer patient’s treatment options

    Edward (Ned) Wikle recently celebrated the Christmas holidays with his wife and three young children, a celebration the Jackson, Mississippi-based endodontist, U.S. Navy veteran and cancer patient wasn’t sure he would have. Read More

    Jan. 14, 2016

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    College of American Pathologists lauds Washington’s contributions

    Mary (Kay) Washington, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the College of American Pathologists (CAP). Washington was one of eight physician members honored during the organization’s recent annual meeting. Read More

    Jan. 7, 2016

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    VICC’s Balko named a Susan G. Komen ‘Pink Tie Guy’

    Justin Balko, Pharm.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology, has been named a member of the 2016 class of Pink Tie Guys by the Greater Nashville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen, a nonprofit organization dedicated to breast cancer research and patient support. Read More

    Dec. 10, 2015

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    Levy named to new VICC informatics leadership role

    Mia Levy, M.D., Ph.D., Ingram Assistant Professor of Cancer Research and director of Cancer Clinical Informatics at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been named director of Cancer Health Information and Strategy, a new management post that will expand her leadership role. Read More

    Nov. 19, 2015

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    VICC’s Horn lands Team Leadership Award from NCI

    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 received a 2015 Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award (CCITLA) from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Read More

    Nov. 19, 2015

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    “Movember” activities help raise prostate cancer funds, awareness

    Beginning this week, Vanderbilt men will have a good excuse to ignore their razors and let their facial hair grow. November has been dubbed “Movember,” a time when men are encouraged to grow a moustache to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer. Read More

    Nov. 5, 2015

  • Investigators find clues to melanoma treatment resistance

    Nearly half of all patients with malignant melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, have a mutation in the BRAF gene found in their tumors. Mutations in the BRAF gene turn on a cancer growth switch known as the MAP kinase pathway. Read More

    Oct. 29, 2015

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    VUMC and Incyte Corp. form new scientific alliance

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators have joined forces with scientists at Incyte Corp. to explore new therapies for the treatment of various types of cancer, as well as other diseases. The company has agreed to help fund basic and translational science research by VUMC investigators. Read More

    Oct. 22, 2015

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    Cancer Survivorship Celebration set for Nov. 1

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, in partnership with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, is hosting the 2015 Cancer Survivorship Celebration Sunday, Nov. 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center. Read More

    Oct. 22, 2015

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    Radiation Oncology’s Chakravarthy named ASTRO fellow

    A. Bapsi Chakravarthy, M.D., professor and residency director of Radiation Oncology, has been named a fellow of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). She is one of 17 ASTRO members named to the 2015 class of Fellows. Read More

    Oct. 15, 2015

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    Fundraiser for head and neck cancer patients slated for Oct. 16

    The second annual Courage Unmasked event to raise awareness about head and neck cancer will be held Friday, Oct. 16, 6 – 9 p.m., at the Sarratt Gallery at Vanderbilt. Read More

    Oct. 8, 2015

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    Komen, VICC partnership bolsters breast cancer research

    For more than twenty years, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s (VICC) primary source of outside funding has been provided by the National Institutes of Health. But in breast cancer, Susan G. Komen, a nonprofit dedicated to breast cancer research and community services, has been a significant sponsor of research and patient care support. Read More

    Oct. 8, 2015

  • VICC investigators land Komen breast cancer grants

    VICC investigators land Komen breast cancer grants

    Two Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) investigators — Jennifer Pietenpol, Ph.D., B.F. Byrd Jr. Professor of Oncology and director of VICC, and Valerie Jansen, M.D., Ph.D., medical oncology fellow — have received new cancer research grants awarded by Susan G. Komen, the world’s largest nonprofit funder of breast cancer research. Read More

    Oct. 1, 2015

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    Team to explore using nanoparticles to fight cancer

    Three Vanderbilt researchers have received a federal grant to study the use of nanoparticles to deliver potential therapies for breast cancer that has spread to the bone. Read More

    Sep. 24, 2015

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    Ovarian cancer foundation honors VUMC’s Khabele

    Dineo Khabele, M.D., associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Cancer Biology, has been named to the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF). Read More

    Sep. 24, 2015

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    Strong scores put VICC among top NCI centers

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) has been recognized for the impact of its research programs and excellence in patient care by a panel of National Cancer Institute (NCI) reviewers, receiving an overall “exceptional” score as part of the renewal of the Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG). Read More

    Sep. 17, 2015