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Study examines new breast cancer drug combination

Apr. 20, 2017—A study led by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) investigators suggests a drug combination which includes a PDK1 protein blocker may be more effective for breast cancer that has become resistant to cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK4/6) targeted therapy.

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Musician, physician collaborate to create message of hope on film

Apr. 13, 2017—Nashville musician and producer Jesse Boyce compares the anxiety he felt just before receiving palliative radiation therapy to the jitters he often experienced before going on stage. The instant treatment began — and as the first note rang out — his anxiety was replaced by a sense of peace and determination.

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Vanderbilt’s Pietenpol joins Sledge as a Chief Scientific Advisor for Susan G. Komen

Apr. 6, 2017—Jennifer Pietenpol, Ph.D., Executive Vice President for Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and director of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been named a Chief Scientific Advisor (CSA) for the nonprofit breast cancer organization Susan G. Komen.

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Vanderbilt investigator lands Stand Up To Cancer grant for “smart” nanoparticles cancer research

Apr. 3, 2017—John Wilson, Ph.D., assistant professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and of Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University, has received an Innovative Research Grant from Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C). Wilson is among 10 early-career scientists to receive the grant awards focused on immuno-oncology.

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Funding opportunity: American Cancer Society-Institutional Research Grant

Apr. 3, 2017—Applications are being sought for funding by the American Cancer Society‐Institutional Research Grant program. These funds are designed to provide seed money to support junior faculty members with an interest in cancer research who do not have external grant support.

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Horn to lead lung cancer combination therapy trial

Mar. 30, 2017—Leora Horn, M.D., M.Sc., associate professor of Medicine and clinical director of the Thoracic Oncology Program at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been selected to lead a clinical research trial of combination therapy using two targeted drugs for the treatment of a specific form of lung cancer.

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Research support

Mar. 30, 2017—DS Services of America Inc. recently presented a $100,000 gift to Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) to support breast cancer research.

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Nanobeacon lights up colon tumors

Mar. 30, 2017—A novel fluorescent nanobeacon can distinguish normal from diseased colon tissue, potentially offering advantages for colorectal cancer screening.

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VUMC to offer free head and neck cancer screening April 7

Mar. 24, 2017—A hoarse voice or persistent sore throat that lasts for weeks may seem like a mild nuisance, but those same symptoms could be early signs of head and neck cancer. To help patients determine their risk for disease and detect problems at an early stage, the Vanderbilt Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center will offer free head and neck screenings Friday, April 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Annual Meharry–Vanderbilt–TSU Cancer Partnership retreat April 8

Mar. 23, 2017—The Meharry Medical College, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) and Tennessee State University (TSU) Cancer Partnership will host its 16th Annual Cancer Retreat on April 8.

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Breast cancer program lands new research grants

Mar. 23, 2017—Several investigators in Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s (VICC) Breast Cancer Program have received grant awards to support translational research that may improve disease outcomes for patients.

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VICC ovarian cancer funding opportunity

Mar. 14, 2017—The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) announces a funding opportunity to catalyze innovative, collaborative ovarian cancer-related projects.

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