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Dai Chung Archives

A new target for neuroblastoma

Feb. 14, 2018—Vanderbilt investigators have discovered that a sirtuin protein has oncogenic properties in neuroblastoma cells — and that blocking it reduces their growth and tumor-like characteristics.

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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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Patient’s freak pancreas injury spurs rapid response

Sep. 14, 2017—Macie Glover sprinted across the gym floor at school earlier this year, tripped and crashed into a wall. In a bizzare sequence of events, she hit her head and arm and scraped her knees as the force of the crash propelled her whole body arching backward into a crescent shape.

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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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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt receives American College of Surgeons Level I trauma verification

Jan. 24, 2017—The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma has verified Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt as a Level I pediatric trauma center, recognizing the hospital’s commitment to provide the highest level of care for injured pediatric patients.

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Proliferative capacity of neuroblastoma

Aug. 31, 2016—The sphere-forming frequency of neuroblastoma cells is a measure of their proliferative capacity and could help guide treatment strategies for neuroblastoma.

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Young girl’s road to recovery paved at Children’s Hospital

Nov. 20, 2014—When Kendra Kaufman walked into to a recent follow-up appointment with surgeon Dai Chung, M.D., the only help she needed to steady her steps came from ankle-foot-orthotics.

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New technique eases gallbladder surgery for children

Nov. 6, 2014—Golf ball-sized gallstones camped out in Joseph Gray’s gallbladder had been causing him stomach discomfort for months.

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Yaqiong Xu receives NSF career development award

Oct. 25, 2011—Electrical engineer and physicist Yaqiong Xu has received a prestigious career development award to study a new class of molecules called nanobiohybrids.

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Grant to support neuroblastoma research

Jun. 24, 2011—The Rally Foundation awarded an $80,000 grant to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to fund a research study on the treatment of neuroblastoma.

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New faculty endowed chairs celebrated

Mar. 3, 2011—Ten Vanderbilt University faculty members who have been named to new endowed chairs were recognized for their remarkable achievements and contributions on Feb. 28.

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