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Lovly lands cancer research grant from V Foundation

Jan. 21, 2016—Christine Lovly, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology, has been awarded a V Scholar Grant from the V Foundation for Cancer Research.

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VICC helps expand cancer patient’s treatment options

Jan. 14, 2016—Edward (Ned) Wikle recently celebrated the Christmas holidays with his wife and three young children, a celebration the Jackson, Mississippi-based endodontist, U.S. Navy veteran and cancer patient wasn’t sure he would have.

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VICC’s Horn lands Team Leadership Award from NCI

Nov. 19, 2015—Leora Horn, M.D., M.Sc., associate professor of Medicine and clinical director of the Thoracic Oncology Program at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has received a 2015 Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award (CCITLA) from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

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Potential target for lung cancer therapy

Oct. 5, 2015—The glutamine transporter protein appears to contribute to the survival of lung cancer cells, suggesting it may be a useful diagnostic biomarker and target for therapies.

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Singer’s selfless gift benefits lung cancer program

Jul. 30, 2015—In a town full of amazing singers, Nashville songstress Dawn Sears’ voice was something special.

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Lung cancer foundation lauds Massion’s contributions

Jun. 11, 2015—Pierre Massion, M.D., director of the Thoracic Program and an Ingram Professor of Cancer Research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, has been recognized for his pioneering work in lung cancer by the LUNGevity Foundation.

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Study explores driver behind lung cancer tumor progression

Apr. 2, 2015—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center investigators have identified the mechanisms used by a gene and its binding protein to drive tumor growth in several forms of cancer, including non-small cell lung cancer.

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Tindle to direct Tobacco Research and Treatment

Nov. 20, 2014—November is well-known as Lung Cancer Awareness Month. It is also the month that highlights awareness of less publicized forms of cancer including pancreatic cancer and stomach cancer.

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Fundraiser featuring Reba McEntire, Time Jumpers benefits lung cancer research

Nov. 13, 2014—"Dawn Sears and Friends," a fundraiser to benefit lung cancer research at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, is scheduled for Nov. 30 at Depot Square in Gallatin, Tennessee. Reba McEntire, The Time Jumpers, Riders in the Sky and Olympic figure skating great Scott Hamilton will be featured.

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Study finds accuracy of lung cancer imaging varies by region

Sep. 24, 2014—A new analysis of published studies found that FDG-PET technology is less accurate in diagnosing lung cancer versus benign disease in regions where infections like histoplasmosis or tuberculosis are common.

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Grant spurs lung cancer surgery research

Sep. 18, 2014—Joe B. (Bill) Putnam Jr., M.D., Ingram Professor of Cancer Research and chair of the Department of Thoracic Surgery, and colleague Felix Fernandez, M.D., assistant professor of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, have received a grant to investigate the most effective forms of surgery to treat lung cancer patients.

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Lung cancer study reveals new drug combination targets

Sep. 4, 2014—A Vanderbilt lung cancer patient’s exceptional response to different types of therapies spurred research that suggests lung cancer patients with specific gene alterations may benefit from combination therapy that targets two different cancer pathways.

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