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TJ Martell Foundation Archives

Pancreatic cancer development

Aug. 31, 2017—Elevated levels of the factor G-CSF appear to promote the development of aggressive pancreatic cancer, suggesting a new therapeutic approach for this devastating disease.

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HDAC3 role in B-cell development

Aug. 3, 2017—The histone deacetylase HDAC3 is required for the maturation of B cells, white blood cells that produce antibodies.

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VICC racers compete in downtown bed race for cancer research funding

Jun. 15, 2017—Staff members from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) garnered an impressive second place finish in last month’s Downtown Derby Bed Race competition. The annual event which raises funds for the T.J. Martell Foundation featured teams that built and decorated their own “beds” to race up 5th Avenue to Bridgestone Plaza in downtown Nashville. The VICC team,...

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Vanderbilt mourns loss of philanthropist Tony Martell

Dec. 7, 2016—Members of the Vanderbilt community are mourning the loss of music executive and health care philanthropist Tony Martell, who died Sunday, Nov. 27, at his home in New Jersey. He was 90.

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Fashion show to benefit VICC ovarian cancer research

Sep. 15, 2016—Fall fashions for women will be on display during the 4th Annual Chic Awearness Fashion Show promoting ovarian cancer awareness and research. The event, to be held Monday, Sept. 26, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., will benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation, which supports ovarian cancer research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC).

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Study suggests cancer’s ‘clock’ can be rewound

Mar. 17, 2016—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have “turned back the clock” in a mouse model of metaplasia — precancerous stomach lesions — raising hopes that gastric cancer, a worldwide scourge that’s rising in the United States, can be prevented.

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T.J. Martell Foundation lauds Pietenpol’s research

Mar. 17, 2016—Jennifer Pietenpol, Ph.D., B.F. Byrd Jr. Professor of Oncology and director of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), was honored with the Medical Research Advancement Award during the 8th Annual T.J. Martell Foundation Nashville Honors Gala held recently at the Omni Nashville Hotel.

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New lead for ovarian cancer treatment

Dec. 10, 2015—Combining inhibitors of the BMP signaling pathway with standard chemotherapy drugs may overcome drug resistance in ovarian cancer.

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Growth factor blockade targets breast tumors

Aug. 14, 2014—Inhibition of BMP growth factor signaling reduces breast tumor burden and metastasis.

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Photo: Sarcoma research support

Apr. 10, 2014—The FTL Sarcoma Fund, in partnership with the T.J. Martell Foundation, recently presented a gift to the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in support of sarcoma research in memory of Warner Music Nashville colleague Lindsay Walleman.

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T.J. Martell Foundation lauds Hiebert’s research

Mar. 20, 2014—Scott Hiebert, Ph.D., associate director of Basic Research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), was celebrated for his contributions to cancer research during the 6th Annual Nashville Honors Gala benefiting the T.J. Martell Foundation.

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McBride’s fans band together to support cancer research efforts

Jun. 6, 2013—On Tuesday, award-winning country music star Martina McBride and a group of her fans presented a check for $40,550 in support of cancer research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

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