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American Cancer Society-Institutional Research Grant funding opportunity

Oct. 16, 2018—Applications are being solicited for support by the American Cancer Society‐Institutional Research Grant (IRG). These funds are designed to provide seed money to support junior faculty members with an interest in cancer research who do not have external grant support.

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Funding Opportunity: American Cancer Society-Institutional Research Grant

Apr. 24, 2018—Applications are being solicited for support by the American Cancer Society‐Institutional Research Grant (IRG). These funds are designed to provide seed money to support junior faculty members with an interest in cancer research who do not have external grant support.

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Griffith receives national recognition for health behavior research

Jan. 23, 2018—Derek M. Griffith, director of the Center for Research on Men's Health, has been selected for the newest fellows class of the American Association of Health Behavior.

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Study to explore cancer survivorship, sexuality

Nov. 9, 2017—Amid the intense discussions around head and neck cancer (HNC) treatment and survivorship planning, sexuality — an important quality of life issue — may understandably not be discussed. When and in what manner do patients with HNC want to talk about the impact the disease may have on their sexuality?

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Funding opportunity: American Cancer Society–Institutional Research Grant

Oct. 11, 2017—Applications are being solicited for support by the American Cancer Society–Institutional Research Grant (IRG). These funds are designed to provide seed money to support junior faculty members with an interest in cancer research who do not have external grant support.

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Funding opportunity: American Cancer Society-Institutional Research Grant

Apr. 3, 2017—Applications are being sought for funding by the American Cancer Society‐Institutional Research Grant program. These funds are designed to provide seed money to support junior faculty members with an interest in cancer research who do not have external grant support.

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Study to explore lymphedema self care for cancer survivors

Dec. 15, 2016—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) Assistant Professor Jie Deng, Ph.D., R.N., has been awarded a $789,000 research scholar grant by the American Cancer Society to develop and test a self-care program for head and neck cancer survivors diagnosed with secondary lymphedema and fibrosis (LEF).

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VUSN professor receives grant to study self-care for cancer survivors

Dec. 7, 2016—School of Nursing Assistant Professor Jie Deng has been awarded a $789,000 research scholar grant by the American Cancer Society to develop and test a self-care program for head and neck cancer survivors diagnosed with secondary lymphedema and fibrosis.

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Cancer prevention and poverty

Mar. 31, 2016—A new epidemiological study supports smoking cessation and avoidance of sedentary lifestyle as cancer prevention measures.

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Grant spurs research into how cancer cells spread

Mar. 3, 2016—Aron Parekh, Ph.D., assistant professor of Otolaryngology, has received a four-year, $790,000 Research Scholar Grant from the American Cancer Society to further his research into the mechanical and biological properties of cancer cells and the methods by which they leave the initial tumor and spread or metastasize to other parts of the body.

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Study identifies new culprit in lung cancer development

Jan. 27, 2016—A microRNA — a small piece of RNA involved in regulating gene expression — functions as an oncogene to drive the development of lung cancer, Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered.

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Origins of neuroblastoma

Aug. 12, 2015—Vanderbilt researchers are exploring how neuroblastoma tumors begin and progress, knowledge that could provide new treatments for this pediatric cancer.

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