Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center

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    Potential target for lung cancer therapy

    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. Read More

    Oct 5, 2015

  • VICC investigators land Komen breast cancer grants

    VICC investigators land Komen breast cancer grants

    Two Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) investigators — Jennifer Pietenpol, Ph.D., B.F. Byrd Jr. Professor of Oncology and director of VICC, and Valerie Jansen, M.D., Ph.D., medical oncology fellow — have received new cancer research grants awarded by Susan G. Komen, the world’s largest nonprofit funder of breast cancer research. Read More

    Oct 1, 2015

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    Strong scores put VICC among top NCI centers

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) has been recognized for the impact of its research programs and excellence in patient care by a panel of National Cancer Institute (NCI) reviewers, receiving an overall “exceptional” score as part of the renewal of the Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG). Read More

    Sep 17, 2015

  • New creative writing course geared for cancer community

    New creative writing course geared for cancer community

    Cancer patients, family members and those who care for cancer patients often need a way to express the deep and often lasting emotions that a cancer diagnosis can bring. Read More

    Sep 3, 2015

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    Hach shows age not always a barrier to cancer therapy

    Phila Hach recently celebrated her 89th birthday and she has had much to celebrate over the years. Read More

    Sep 3, 2015

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    VICC offers creative writing course for cancer caregivers

    Health care professionals who care for cancer patients can experience strong emotions with limited opportunities to cope with or express those emotions. During September, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and its partners are offering a series of free writing seminars for those health care professionals. Read More

    Sep 2, 2015

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    Arteaga lauded for cancer research contributions

    Carlos L. Arteaga, M.D., the Donna S. Hall Professor of Breast Cancer and director of the Center for Cancer Targeted Therapies and the Breast Cancer Program at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been recognized for his cancer research efforts by the American-Italian Cancer Foundation (AICF). Read More

    Aug 27, 2015

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    Songs from the Heart cancer event set for Sept. 26

    Cancer affects many families, and patients and their relatives often struggle with an effective way to describe their feelings about the illness and its aftermath. Read More

    Aug 27, 2015

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    New type of trial shows promise for several cancers

    Anti-cancer drugs are typically tested on one type of cancer at a time. But an international consortium of cancer investigators, including Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) researchers, simultaneously tested an existing therapy in patients with several different forms of cancer that all exhibit the same tumor gene mutation. Read More

    Aug 20, 2015

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    Rathmell to lead new Center for Immunobiology

    Jeffrey Rathmell, Ph.D., has been recruited to Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) to lead a new Center for Immunobiology, a structure supported by the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, the Department of Medicine and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC). Read More

    Aug 20, 2015

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    New targeted therapy shows promise for rare joint tumor

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) investigators and colleagues at several major medical centers have been testing a new targeted therapy that is showing promise for the treatment of a rare tumor that forms in and around joint cavities. Read More

    Aug 6, 2015

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    Brown to head cancer registry for Y-90 tumor treatments

    Dan Brown, M.D., professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences and chief of Interventional Oncology, will spearhead a national Vanderbilt-led research registry that tracks cancer patients whose tumors are treated with Yttrium-90 (Y-90), a radioactive isotope. Read More

    Jul 30, 2015

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    Singer’s selfless gift benefits lung cancer program

    In a town full of amazing singers, Nashville songstress Dawn Sears’ voice was something special. Read More

    Jul 30, 2015

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    Damon Runyon cancer grant boosts Davila’s research

    Marco Davila, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Medicine and of Cancer Biology, has received a grant from the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation that will provide $450,000 over three years to help fund his research on therapies for several types of blood disorders, including various forms of leukemia and non-Hodgkin (also known as non-Hodgkin’s) lymphoma. Read More

    Jul 23, 2015

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    Arteaga, AACR push for cancer research funding

    Carlos L. Arteaga, M.D., director of the Center for Cancer Targeted Therapies and director of the Breast Cancer Program at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), recently joined other cancer research leaders in a meeting with members of Congress to discuss precision medicine in cancer and the need for continued federal support for cancer research. Read More

    Jul 9, 2015

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    Award-winning VICC investigators in spotlight at ASCO

    The 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, held May 29 - June 2 in Chicago, put multiple Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center investigators in the spotlight. Read More

    Jun 25, 2015

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    Vanderbilt earns acclaim for employee health initiatives

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center has again been recognized for a strong and enduring commitment to helping employees and their families live healthy lives. Read More

    Jun 18, 2015

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    Lung cancer foundation lauds Massion’s contributions

    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. Read More

    Jun 11, 2015

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    Dietitian and friends donate chemo care bags to VICC patients

    A Nashville-based dietitian who lost her mother to cancer is using the power of social media to raise funds for chemo care bags for cancer patients. Read More

    May 28, 2015

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    Hackett lauded as one of Women to Watch in health care

    Lauren Hackett, MPA, executive director of Administration at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) and chief business officer for Oncology, Imaging and Quantitative Sciences Administration, has been chosen as one of the 2015 Women to Watch by Nashville Medical News. Read More

    May 28, 2015