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Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center Archives

Next My Health Chat to explore cancer drug discovery

Mar. 19, 2012—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 and take questions regarding how information about the genetic drivers of cancer...

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Urine biomarker for colon cancer?

Mar. 10, 2012—A molecule detectable in urine may be helpful in diagnosing colon cancer.

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Tracy Parsons, What’s Your Story?

Feb. 1, 2012—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 of Children’s Services.”  The Parsons had recently been certified as foster parents through DCS and were...

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Investigators seek clues to resistance to melanoma drug

Jan. 26, 2012—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.

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Jeffrey Sosman named to melanoma research ‘Dream Team’

Dec. 15, 2011—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 will work closely to write the genomic-driven clinical trials and will lead...

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Stanley Cohen’s Nobel Prize: 25 years of progress

Dec. 9, 2011—Twenty-five years after he received the Nobel Prize, Stanley Cohen’s discovery of epidermal growth factor continues to transform medicine.

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

Dec. 2, 2011—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 reach your goal. Joining Gilda’s Gang is a great way to get...

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

Oct. 28, 2011—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 research, has received permission to shine purple lights – the cause’s signature color...

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Promise of Discovery campaign adds video chat, new story lines

Oct. 21, 2011—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 of live online video chats. The campaign represents the promise offered by advancements in biomedical science as well as the promise held by students, faculty and staff as they strive to...

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Join Team Vanderbilt in Race for the Cure Oct. 29

Oct. 20, 2011—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 Cure is held every October during...

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Heart protein may be target for colon cancer therapies

Oct. 7, 2011—A protein critical in heart development may also play a part in colon cancer progression.

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Kudos

Oct. 3, 2011—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 of psychology, will receive the American Evaluation Association’s 2011 Alva and Gunnar Myrdal Evaluation Practice Award, given to an evaluator who...

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