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Breast cancer-killing RIG

Dec. 19, 2018—New research led by Rebecca Cook demonstrates that an antiviral receptor called RIG-I has potent immunogenic and therapeutic effects in breast cancer.

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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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New breast cancer driver

Aug. 26, 2016—Vanderbilt investigators have demonstrated that a certain protein complex drives tumor progression in aggressive breast cancers.

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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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Potential therapy for postpartum breast cancer investigated

Oct. 30, 2014—Nearly 25 percent of all breast cancers among premenopausal women occur within two to five years following a pregnancy.

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SSMV students semifinalists in national Siemens Competition

Oct. 30, 2014—Two seniors in the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt (SSMV) are semifinalists in the 2014 Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology for U.S. high school students, and one of them, Zaixing “Able” Shi, is Tennessee’s only regional finalist.

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Improving breast cancer chemo by testing tumors in a dish

Oct. 28, 2014—A team of biomedical engineers has developed a new "tumor-in-a-dish" technology that promises to improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy.

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Studies shed new light on breast cancer development

Feb. 20, 2014—Rebecca Cook, Ph.D., assistant professor of Cancer Biology, has spent her life trying to understand what makes things grow, from seedlings in soil to tumor cells in the body.

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Awards given at Postdoctoral Research Symposium

May. 2, 2013—Jennifer Noto, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Richard Peek, M.D., receives the 2013 Postdoc of the Year award from Ann Price, M.D., associate dean for Alumni Affairs, during the 7th annual Postdoctoral Research and Shared Resources Symposium on Tuesday. Rebecca Cook, Ph.D., assistant professor of Cancer Biology, and F. Peter (Fred) Guengerich, Ph.D.,...

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