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Komen, VICC partnership bolsters breast cancer research

Oct. 8, 2015—For more than twenty years, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s (VICC) primary source of outside funding has been provided by the National Institutes of Health. But in breast cancer, Susan G. Komen, a nonprofit dedicated to breast cancer research and community services, has been a significant sponsor of research and patient care support.

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VICC investigators land Komen breast cancer grants

Oct. 1, 2015—Two Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) investigators — Jennifer Pietenpol, Ph.D., B.F. Byrd Jr. Professor of Oncology and director of VICC, and Valerie Jansen, M.D., Ph.D., medical oncology fellow — have received new cancer research grants awarded by Susan G. Komen, the world’s largest nonprofit funder of breast cancer research.

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Strong scores put VICC among top NCI centers

Sep. 17, 2015—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) has been recognized for the impact of its research programs and excellence in patient care by a panel of National Cancer Institute (NCI) reviewers, receiving an overall “exceptional” score as part of the renewal of the Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG).

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VICC investigators earn breast cancer grants

Oct. 23, 2014—The grants, which total $830,000, are part of the non-profit organization’s commitment to young scientists, as well as established investigators who are searching for more effective breast cancer therapies.

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Pietenpol named to IOM Cancer Policy Forum

Jul. 10, 2014—Jennifer Pietenpol, Ph.D., B.F. Byrd Jr. Professor of Oncology and director of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, has been named an at-large member of the National Cancer Policy Forum, an advisory group of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies.

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VICC receives $100,000 ovarian cancer research grant

Jan. 21, 2014—The Kay Yow Cancer Fund, in partnership with the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and The V Foundation for Cancer Research, has awarded a $100,000 ovarian cancer research grant to the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

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VICC debuts new Center for Cancer Targeted Therapies

Oct. 31, 2013—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center leaders formally dedicated the space for the new Center for Cancer Targeted Therapies (CCTT), located in the Infusion Center on the second floor of The Vanderbilt Clinic, at a special ribbon-cutting held during last week’s fall meeting of the Cancer Center’s Board of Overseers.

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Komen grants bolster breast cancer research

Aug. 15, 2013—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center investigators are receiving $1 million in breast cancer research grant funds from Susan G. Komen, the largest nonprofit foundation supporting breast cancer research.

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West Tennessee Healthcare and Vanderbilt University Medical Center announce academic affiliation agreement

May. 21, 2013—Leaders of West Tennessee Healthcare (WTH) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center today announced an academic affiliation agreement which further establishes a collaborative relationship between the two institutions, now for the creation of new cancer programs in West Tennessee. The new agreement creates a framework for the future development of cooperative programs between Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center...

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Record number elected AAAS fellows

Nov. 29, 2012—Seventeen members of Vanderbilt University’s faculty have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) this year.

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Cancer research and education agreement announced between Baptist Memorial Health Care and Vanderbilt University

Oct. 29, 2012—Executives with Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation in Memphis, Tenn., and Vanderbilt University Medical Center today announced an academic affiliation agreement — paving the way for new clinical research and academic education opportunities that are designed to enhance cancer programs. The new affiliation establishes a framework for collaborative oncology initiatives between Baptist Cancer Center and...

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Vanderbilt cancer investigators win two national GE cancer research grants

Mar. 28, 2012—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center investigators have won two of the five global innovation grants awarded by the “GE Healthymagination Cancer Challenge.”

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