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    Next My Health Chat to explore cancer drug discovery

    The April program for My Health Chat will be the promising world of cancer drug discovery. Panelists will be Lawrence Marnett, director of the Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology, and Stephen Fesik, director of drug discovery at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. They will discuss… Read More

    Mar. 19, 2012

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    Urine biomarker for colon cancer?

    A molecule detectable in urine may be helpful in diagnosing colon cancer. Read More

    Mar. 10, 2012

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    Tracy Parsons, What’s Your Story?

    Glen and Tracy Parsons (front) and their children (Daniel Dubois/Vanderbilt) At 10:30 p.m., the phone rang and woke Tracy Parsons from a sound sleep. She thought the call must be from her husband, Glen, a truck driver who was on the road that night. But caller ID read “Department… Read More

    Feb. 1, 2012

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    Investigators seek clues to resistance to melanoma drug

    Investigators at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and several other centers may be one step closer to finding out why some melanoma patients relapse after treatment with a promising new drug. Read More

    Jan. 26, 2012

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    Jeffrey Sosman named to melanoma research ‘Dream Team’

    Jeffrey Sosman (Vanderbilt) Jeffrey Sosman, professor of medicine at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been named to a melanoma research Dream Team of cancer investigators supported by Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and the Melanoma Research Alliance. Sosman is among the Dream Team’s principal investigators who… Read More

    Dec. 15, 2011

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    Stanley Cohen’s Nobel Prize: 25 years of progress

    Twenty-five years after he received the Nobel Prize, Stanley Cohen’s discovery of epidermal growth factor continues to transform medicine. Read More

    Dec. 9, 2011

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    Train with Gilda’s Gang to walk or run the Country Music Half-Marathon

    (photo by Cynthia Manley/Gilda's Club Nashville) Make your dream to walk or run the Country Music Half-Marathon in April a reality. Health Plus, the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, the Vanderbilt Dayani Center and Gilda’s Club of Nashville are partnering to offer a 16-week comprehensive training program designed to help you… Read More

    Dec. 2, 2011

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    Musica’s nudes to wear purple for pancreatic cancer Nov. 1

    (Image courtesy of Alan LeQuire) Nashville’s Musica statue will be bathed in purple light during the Paint Nashville Purple event for pancreatic cancer awareness at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the roundabout on Demonbreun Street. Linda’s Hope, a local nonprofit organization for pancreatic cancer awareness and… Read More

    Oct. 28, 2011

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    Promise of Discovery campaign adds video chat, new story lines

    Dr. Emily Kurtz (left) of the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute appears in new ads for the Promise of Discovery campaign. (Vanderbilt University) Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s award-winning “Promise of Discovery” initiative continues with the creation of additional story lines and the launch of a new series… Read More

    Oct. 21, 2011

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    Join Team Vanderbilt in Race for the Cure Oct. 29

    Walking, running, pushing a baby carriage or strolling with your dog – all of these activities will be encouraged during this year’s Greater Nashville Race for the Cure. The annual breast cancer fundraising race/walk will be held Saturday, Oct. 29, at Maryland Farms in Brentwood. The Race for the… Read More

    Oct. 20, 2011

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    Heart protein may be target for colon cancer therapies

    A protein critical in heart development may also play a part in colon cancer progression. Read More

    Oct. 7, 2011

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    Tracy Barrett (Vanderbilt) Tracy Barrett, senior lecturer in Italian, has written Dark of the Moon, a re-telling of the Theseus myth for young adult readers, published by Harcourt Children’s Books. Leonard Bickman, the Betts Chair and professor… Read More

    Oct. 3, 2011

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    Renowned endocrine tumor expert to speak Oct. 17-19

    Photo courtesy of Kjell Oberg The Vanderbilt Neuroendocrine Center is hosting talks by renowned endocrine tumor expert Kjell Oberg of Uppsala University Hospital in Sweden, Oct. 17-19 on the Vanderbilt University Medical Center campus. Oberg, chairman of the Centre of Excellence for Endocrine Tumors, is… Read More

    Sep. 30, 2011

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    Folate may lower breast cancer risk for some

    Low folate levels may increase a premenopausal woman’s risk of developing breast cancer. Read More

    Sep. 29, 2011

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    Impact of diabetes, obesity on glioma patients studied

    A new study indicates that patients with high-grade glioma brain tumors who have preexisting type 2 diabetes or obesity have poorer outcomes, and is the first to use the Vanderbilt Brain Tumor Center Clinical Database to report a novel clinical finding. Read More

    Sep. 15, 2011