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Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center Archives

Cancer patient creates artwork for Radiation Oncology suite

Aug. 10, 2017—In her life, Jessi Zazu, 27, has toured the world as a musician in the group Those Darlins, recorded three studio albums, starred in music videos and exhibited her original artwork in individual and group art shows.

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Breast Cancer Genomic Profiling Reveals Clues to Treatment Resistance

Aug. 9, 2017—Thanks to advances in treatment, the relative five-year survival rate from all combined subtypes of breast cancer now exceeds 90 percent and yet the disease remains the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States after lung and colorectal cancers.

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Early drivers of gastric cancer

Aug. 8, 2017—Using bioinformatics approaches, Vanderbilt investigators have identified gene expression networks that are deregulated in mouse and human stomach cancers.

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Shinohara’s life and career defined by curiosity

Aug. 3, 2017—Curiosity is the spark that has always energized and illuminated Eric Shinohara’s life — curiosity about the natural world, about other people and about how to help those individuals.

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Investigators match novel cancer mutations with potential therapies

Aug. 3, 2017—Research led by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) investigators may have solved a mystery about why a targeted therapy stops working in a small group of breast cancer patients.

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Nashville Sounds partner with VICC for cancer awareness

Aug. 3, 2017—The Nashville Sounds baseball team recently highlighted cancer care at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) during a special “Cancer Awareness Night.”

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Study identifies protein’s role in chemotherapy resistance

Jul. 20, 2017—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have discovered a protein that may lead to a new way to prevent resistance and improve outcomes for patients whose cancers have mutations in the tumor suppressor gene BRCA2.

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Arteaga to direct UT Southwestern cancer center

Jul. 13, 2017—Carlos L. Arteaga, M.D., director of the Center for Cancer Targeted Therapies (C2T2), director of the Breast Cancer Research Program and associate director for Clinical Research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been named director of the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center and associate dean of Oncology Programs at the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

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Kachnic named one of the ‘Women to Watch’ in health care

Jul. 13, 2017—Lisa Kachnic, M.D., Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Radiation Oncology and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has been named one of the “Women to Watch” in health care by Nashville Medical News.

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Conference to focus on link between viruses and cancer

Jul. 12, 2017—The association between tobacco use and cancer is well known. But there are other risk factors for cancer that are less recognized, including the link between cancer and certain viruses.

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Hackett elected to leadership role for national cancer group

Jun. 22, 2017—Lauren Hackett, MPA, executive director of Administration and chief business officer for Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been elected to serve on the Finance Committee for the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN).

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STINGing combination for cancer

Jun. 19, 2017—A novel immunotherapy combination induced remarkable regression of tumors in a mouse model of head and neck cancer.

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