Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center

  • VUMC’s Lehman lands LUNGevity research support

    VUMC’s Lehman lands LUNGevity research support

    Jonathan Lehman, M.D., Ph.D., instructor in Medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology, has received a Career Development Award from LUNGevity, a nonprofit organization that provides support programs for lung cancer patients and families, public education and funding for innovative scientific research. Read More

    Sep. 22, 2016

  • Know the facts about ovarian cancer

    Listening to the body and being aware of individual risks are especially important when it comes to ovarian cancer. Vanderbilt–Ingram Cancer Center provides the facts. Read More

    Sep. 16, 2016

  • Fashion show to benefit VICC ovarian cancer research

    Fashion show to benefit VICC ovarian cancer research

    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). Read More

    Sep. 15, 2016

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    In search of new cancer targets

    Vanderbilt researchers developed a new algorithm to find clinically targetable gene rearrangements in cancers. Read More

    Sep. 9, 2016

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    Arts and Science faculty collaborate on Actors Bridge production

    'The Patron Saint of Losing Sleep,' a play written by Diana Grisanti and directed by Associate Professor Leah Lowe, will open Sept. 9 in the Actors Bridge Studio. Read More

    Sep. 6, 2016

  • Kidney cancer educational conference at VICC set Sept. 10

    Kidney cancer educational conference at VICC set Sept. 10

    Kidney cancer patients, family members, health care providers and members of the public are invited to attend a free educational workshop about the disease to be held at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC). Read More

    Sep. 2, 2016

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    New breast cancer driver

    Vanderbilt investigators have demonstrated that a certain protein complex drives tumor progression in aggressive breast cancers. Read More

    Aug. 26, 2016

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    VUMC Recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review for Oncology Program

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been named to the 2016 Becker’s Hospital Review list of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs. The annual list recognizes organizations leading the nation in cancer care. Read More

    Aug. 22, 2016

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    VICC helps launch new alliance for rare kidney cancer

    Children, adolescents or young adults, particularly African-Americans, diagnosed with advanced kidney cancer may actually have a rare form of the disease known as renal medullary carcinoma (RMC) that requires a specialized approach and expert intervention. Read More

    Aug. 18, 2016

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    Chicken Salad Chick Foundation gift to support Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center research

    Chicken Salad Chick Foundation founding board members Stacy Brown and Betty and Earlon McWhorter presented a $200,000 check to Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) to support cancer research. Among other initiatives, the Chicken Salad Chick Foundation was proud to host Music and Miracles Superfest, the first major stadium concert in Jordan-Hare’s 75-year history, held on April 23 in Auburn, Alabama. Read More

    Aug. 17, 2016

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    Songs from the Heart concert set for Sept. 9

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s (VICC) 10th annual Songs from the Heart concert will be held Friday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m., in the Vanderbilt University Student Life Center Ballroom, 310 25th Ave. South. Read More

    Aug. 11, 2016

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    Kleberg Foundation grant bolsters cancer drug discovery efforts

    The Robert J. Kleberg Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation has awarded a $3 million grant to Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) investigators in support of VICC’s drug discovery program. The gift awarded over the next three years from the private, San Antonio, Texas-based foundation will enable VICC researchers to pursue the development of new compounds to block the activity of cancer-causing genes and proteins that had previously been considered “undruggable.” Read More

    Aug. 3, 2016

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    Massion named to lead new cancer prevention initiative

    Pierre Massion, M.D., Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Medicine, has been named to direct the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) Cancer Early Detection and Prevention Initiative. Read More

    Jul. 28, 2016

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    Free colon cancer awareness event is Aug. 5

    For some people, cancer—especially colon cancer—is a persistent and potentially deadly visitor affecting family members from one generation to the next. Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, in partnership with the Colon Cancer Alliance, is hosting a free seminar to educate the public about risk factors associated with the disease. Read More

    Jul. 25, 2016

  • Colon cancer awareness event set for Aug. 5

    Colon cancer awareness event set for Aug. 5

    For some people cancer, especially colon cancer, is a persistent and potentially deadly visitor affecting family members from one generation to the next. Individuals who have a parent, sibling or child diagnosed with colon cancer have double the risk of developing the disease. Read More

    Jul. 25, 2016

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    VICC expands cancer care services at Spring Hill clinic

    Cancer patients who live near Spring Hill, Tennessee, can now receive care from an experienced medical oncologist at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) at Spring Hill instead of traveling to the main campus in Nashville. Read More

    Jul. 14, 2016

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    Idrees receives award for cancer outcomes research

    Kamran Idrees, M.D., MSCI, assistant professor of Surgery, has received a Young Investigator Award from the Society of Surgical Oncology Foundation (SSO). Read More

    Jul. 7, 2016

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    VICC researchers to study reasons for high breast cancer incidence and mortality rates among African-American women

    A cancer research consortium headed by investigators at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and two other institutions have received $12 million in federal funding to help determine why African-American women die at a higher rate and have more aggressive breast cancer than white women. Read More

    Jul. 6, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center selected for CMS-led initiative promoting  better cancer care

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center selected for CMS-led initiative promoting better cancer care

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced that it has selected Vanderbilt University Medical Center to participate in a care delivery model that supports and encourages higher quality, more coordinated cancer care. The Medicare arm of the Oncology Care Model includes more than 3,200 oncologists — about one-fifth of U.S. oncology specialists — and will involve approximately 155,000 Medicare beneficiaries nationwide. Read More

    Jun. 30, 2016

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    Superior scan for tumors

    Imaging with a compound that binds to neuroendocrine cells is a safer and more effective way to detect rare neuroendocrine tumors. Read More

    Jun. 24, 2016