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Park named to VICC breast cancer leadership position

  Internationally renowned breast cancer expert Ben Ho Park, MD, PhD, has been named co-leader of the Breast Cancer Research Program, director of Precision Oncology… Read More

Grant bolsters kidney cancer immunotherapy research

W. Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, Cornelius Abernathy Craig Professor of Medicine and director of the Division of Hematology and Oncology at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has received a grant to research the role of immunosuppression in the tumor microenvironment for kidney cancer. Read More

Six Vanderbilt physicians honored by medical societies

Four faculty members of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine were among 78 physician-scientists inducted into The American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), an elite honor society of physician-scientists from the upper ranks of academic medicine and industry. They are: Read More

Children’s Hospital receives care quality award

The Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) has recognized Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt with a Pediatric Quality Award. Read More

Ware elected VP of clinical investigation society

With last week’s election of Lorraine Ware, MD, as vice president of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), two faculty members of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine are among the current officers of the elite physician-scientist honor society. Read More

VICC study sheds new light on Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome

Investigators at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) and the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) have revealed a gene mutation’s role in Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome, a genetically inherited disease which causes tumor growth in several organs. Read More

Children’s Hospital, Hunter’s Hope team to fight Krabbe disease

Dylan May’s 6-month-old baby photo shows a smiling face and bright blue eyes — the appearance of a seemingly happy, healthy baby. Read More

Directorships honor VUMC’s critical missions

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) on Monday held its first Directorship Celebration to honor and support eight of its leaders in clinical care, research, education and administration. Read More

“U.S. News” Best Hospitals online voting opens in February

  The online reputation survey for U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals rankings will be distributed in mid February through the Doximity website. The… Read More

Rathmell elected to ASCO nominating committee

W. Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, Cornelius A. Craig Professor of Medicine and director of the Division of Hematology and Oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has been elected to the nominating committee for the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Read More

Telemedicine simplifies gestational diabetes treatment

When 32-year-old Dana Shaw was diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) during her pregnancy with her first child, she was happy to learn she could meet with a physician about the condition through video conferencing rather than taking time off from work for an appointment. Read More

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center patients treated with new FDA-approved CAR T therapy

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) has been selected as one of the few authorized treatment centers in the United States approved to administer the first FDA- approved chimeric antigen receptor T cell (CAR T) therapy for treatment of adult patients with a specific type of lymphoma. VICC is the only cancer center in a seven-state region of the Southeast authorized to deliver the new immunotherapy. Read More

VU scientists discuss cancer treatments, cellular dynamics

A trio of Vanderbilt University scientists described their cutting-edge investigations of cellular dynamics and cancer treatment during last week’s Flexner Discovery Lecture. Read More

New cutting-edge treatment for type of pediatric leukemia offered at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt 

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is part of a select group of health care institutions recently chosen to offer a new FDA-approved immunotherapy… Read More

Hyundai Hope on Wheels award boosts pediatric cancer research

Adam Esbenshade, M.D., MSCI, assistant professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, has been awarded a $50,000 Hyundai Hope on Wheels Impact Award. Esbenshade plans to use data to create a risk prediction model to predict blood stream infections in pediatric cancer patients. Read More

Kidney cancer patient, survivor event set for Sept. 9

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) will sponsor an educational conference for kidney cancer patients, survivors and family members Saturday, Sept. 9, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., in the Preston Research Building, Suite 898. Read More

Awards honor dedication to excellence

The most recent Credo Award and Five Pillar Leader Award winners were announced at this week’s Clinical Enterprise Leadership Assembly at Langford Auditorium. The awards are conferred on a quarterly basis. Read More

Nashville Sounds partner with VICC for cancer awareness

The Nashville Sounds baseball team recently highlighted cancer care at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) during a special “Cancer Awareness Night.” Read More

Hidden Epidemic

While survival rates continue to rise for children with once-fatal health conditions like brain tumors, leukemia and congenital heart disease, that survival comes at a cost: long-term, and sometimes permanent, learning deficits. Psychology and Human Development’s Bruce Compas has released a groundbreaking new study on the magnitude of this problem—and what can be done Read More

Patients with blood disorders invited to free June 24 seminar

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. Read More