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New breast cancer targets

May. 4, 2018—A special genetic analysis has revealed candidate genes associated with increased risk of breast cancer.

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New breast health clinic in Cool Springs makes debut

May. 3, 2018—Patients at high risk for developing breast cancer can now be seen by a team of breast health experts in Cool Springs. The VU Breast Health Cool Springs clinic, located at 324 Cool Springs Blvd., Suite B, Franklin, provides a range of medical services for high-risk individuals.

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Study seeks to boost breast tumor immune response

Feb. 8, 2018—Immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system, is one of the most promising forms of cancer therapy and has been shown to work well against some types of cancer.

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Mathis strives to make her cancer journey meaningful

Nov. 9, 2017—Amanda Mathis, chief financial officer of Bridgestone Americas, was just 35 when she first felt a lump in her right breast.

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Study to test combination therapy for breast cancer

Oct. 26, 2017—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) has received $2.3 million to fund a clinical research trial testing a combination of three immunotherapy compounds for patients with a specific type of advanced breast cancer.

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My Southern Health: How to assess your breast cancer risk

Oct. 20, 2017—Do you know what it means to be at “high” or “elevated” risk for developing breast cancer? Do you know if you are at high risk?

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Think Pink! Breast Cancer Awareness Expo is Oct. 4

Sep. 20, 2017—The Think Pink! Breast Cancer Awareness Expo will be held Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Light Hall North Lobby.

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Are you a breast cancer survivor?

Sep. 18, 2017—Are you a breast cancer survivor? Health & Wellness would like to celebrate you and support breast cancer awareness by creating an “Awareness Saves Lives” faculty and staff survivor banner.

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Breast Cancer Genomic Profiling Reveals Clues to Treatment Resistance

Aug. 9, 2017—Thanks to advances in treatment, the relative five-year survival rate from all combined subtypes of breast cancer now exceeds 90 percent and yet the disease remains the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States after lung and colorectal cancers.

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Stress may switch on bone “mets”

Aug. 9, 2017—New findings could explain the link between chronic stress and reduced survival in women diagnosed with breast cancer, and could lead to new strategies to improve treatment outcomes.

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Investigators match novel cancer mutations with potential therapies

Aug. 3, 2017—Research led by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) investigators may have solved a mystery about why a targeted therapy stops working in a small group of breast cancer patients.

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Hijacking human proteins to better deliver anti-cancer drugs

Jul. 24, 2017—Vanderbilt University engineers find existing human protein is ideal carrier for powerful molecules that can signal tumors to self-destruct.

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