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Three VU doctoral students receive 2018 Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study

Aug. 1, 2018—The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded 2018 Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study—created to ensure that a diverse and highly trained workforce is prepared to assume leadership roles in the sciences—to three Vanderbilt University doctoral students and their advisers.

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“Idling” cancer cells may return

Apr. 11, 2018—Vanderbilt investigators have discovered that cancer treatment induces an “idling” state for cells, which could promote resistance to treatment.

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Radiation and pulmonary fibrosis

Nov. 15, 2017—To develop strategies for preventing radiation-induced lung fibrosis (scarring), Vanderbilt investigators are exploring the cell types and factors that contribute to the fibrotic response.

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Boosting sarcoma cell death

Oct. 4, 2017—A compound identified at Vanderbilt represents a new lead for treating rare, aggressive childhood cancers called Ewing sarcomas.

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Special symposium to honor Moses’ cancer research contributions is Oct. 11

Sep. 21, 2017—A research symposium honoring the career of Harold (Hal) Moses, M.D., who founded and served as director emeritus of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, has been slated for Wednesday, Oct. 11, 7:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center.

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RSVP for symposium honoring Dr. Hal Moses; deadline is Oct 2

Sep. 13, 2017—A research symposium honoring the career of Dr. Hal Moses, Hortense B. Ingram Chair in Cancer Research and professor of cancer biology, is planned for Oct. 11 at the Student Life Center. RSVP to attend the symposium through Oct. 2.

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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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Early drivers of gastric cancer

Aug. 8, 2017—Using bioinformatics approaches, Vanderbilt investigators have identified gene expression networks that are deregulated in mouse and human stomach cancers.

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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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Drivers of breast cancer metastasis

Jul. 20, 2017—Signaling through a complex of proteins called mTORC2 plays a role in breast cancer migration, invasion and metastasis, Vanderbilt researchers reported.

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Vanderbilt’s Christine Lovly elected to American Society for Clinical Investigation

Apr. 24, 2017—  Christine Lovly, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has been elected to The American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI). The ASCI is an elite honor society of physician-scientists. The Society, founded in 1908, is home to nearly 3,000 members from the upper ranks of academic...

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Blocking neuroblastoma cell growth

Mar. 22, 2017—An inhibitor of cell metabolism may be a good therapeutic target for neuroblastoma, which accounts for about 15 percent of pediatric cancer-related deaths.

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