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Reporter Oct 27 2017

My Cancer Genome launches new search tool for clinical trials

Oct. 26, 2017—Clinicians, investigators and cancer patients now have access to a new online search tool that provides more detailed information about clinical research trials available for cancer patients.

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Edwards, Schaffner honored by major infectious diseases organizations

Oct. 26, 2017—Two highly regarded Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) infectious disease clinicians were recognized with service awards from prominent organizations during IDWeek in San Diego, California, Oct. 4-8.

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The power of reading

Oct. 26, 2017—Children’s book author Christina Geist recently visited patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and read her latest book, “Buddy’s Bedtime Battery.” She was joined by her husband, television personality and journalist Willie Geist, who anchors MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and NBC’s “Sunday Today with Willie Geist.”

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Clinical informatics master’s program accepting applications

Oct. 26, 2017—The Master of Science in Applied Clinical Informatics (MSACI) program is now accepting applications for fall 2018.

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Celebration honors 11 university endowed chair holders

Oct. 25, 2017—Eleven Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored Oct. 23 during a festive celebration at the Student Life Center.

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Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center patients treated with new FDA-approved CAR T therapy

Oct. 25, 2017—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) has been selected as one of the few authorized treatment centers in the United States approved to administer the first FDA- approved chimeric antigen receptor T cell (CAR T) therapy for treatment of adult patients with a specific type of lymphoma. VICC is the only cancer center in a seven-state region of the Southeast authorized to deliver the new immunotherapy.

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Resources assist staff in making EpicLeap transition seamless for patients

Oct. 24, 2017—As Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) gears up for the Nov. 2 launch of eStar, teams throughout the medical center are hard at work to ensure the transition is seamless and positive for patients and their families.

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