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    Morton to help lead blood disorders treatment efforts

    Colleen Morton, M.D., has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) as section chief of Classical Hematology, a specialty also known as “benign hematology” because it covers all blood disorders that are not cancer. Read More

    Jan. 12, 2017

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    Team’s discovery offers new insight on lung cancer risk

    Researchers in the Schools of Medicine and Engineering at Vanderbilt University have discovered a proteomic “signature” from the airways of heavy smokers that could lead to better risk assessment and perhaps new ways to stop lung cancer before it starts. Read More

    Jan. 12, 2017

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    Acting NCI director Lowy to present HPV research lecture

    Douglas R. Lowy, acting director of the National Cancer Institute, will deliver the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center George Daniel Brooks Lecture at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 11 a.m. in Light Hall, Room 208. The title of the presentation is “Preventing HPV-associated Cancers: Short-term and Long-term Approaches.” Read More

    Jan. 11, 2017

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    Midgut neuroendocrine tumor prognosis

    Vanderbilt investigators recommend that the presence of tumor deposits in the abdomen be included when staging midgut neuroendocrine tumors. Read More

    Jan. 6, 2017

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    VICC initiative seeks to provide comfort for cancer patients

    Finn Schafran has always been a happy child, but these days the nearly 2-year-old boy is adjusting to spending part of each day at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), where he receives chemotherapy and radiation for a rare cancer. Read More

    Jan. 5, 2017

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    Moses elected to National Academy of Inventors

    Harold (Hal) Moses, M.D., Ingram Professor of Cancer Research and director emeritus of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Moses, professor and interim chair of Cancer Biology, is among 175 academic leaders named to the 2016 class of NAI Fellows. Read More

    Dec. 16, 2016

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    Ozgener family responds to cancer by supporting research

    Nashville entrepreneur-turned-artist Cano Ozgener and his family have repeatedly faced cancer and its consequences, but rather than feel embattled, they've chosen to respond by creating beauty to share with others and by actively supporting the mission of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC). Read More

    Dec. 15, 2016

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    Vanderbilt mourns loss of philanthropist Tony Martell

    Members of the Vanderbilt community are mourning the loss of music executive and health care philanthropist Tony Martell, who died Sunday, Nov. 27, at his home in New Jersey. He was 90. Read More

    Dec. 7, 2016

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    Rodriguez named Associate Nursing Officer at VICC

    Forward is the only direction in which Anna Rodriguez likes to travel. Read More

    Dec. 1, 2016

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    V Foundation grants bolster cancer initiatives

    Two Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) investigators have earned grant awards from The V Foundation for Cancer Research, continuing the foundation’s support for innovative cancer research initiatives at VICC. Read More

    Nov. 17, 2016

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    My Southern Health: What to know about genetic testing and personalized medicine

    Personalized medicine is about tailoring treatment to individual patients based on their genetics. Georgia L. Wiesner, director of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s Clinical and Translational Hereditary Cancer Program, explains the “4 Ps” of personalized medicine and the benefits it offers. Read More

    Nov. 8, 2016

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    Study details rare heart risk of certain cancer therapies

    Justin Balko, Pharm.D., Ph.D., seated, Javid Moslehi, M.D., left, and Douglas Johnson, M.D., MSCI, review data on rare cardiac side effects linked to cancer immunotherapy combination therapy. (photo by Susan Urmy) Combination therapy using two approved immunotherapy drugs for cancer treatment may cause rare and sometimes fatal cardiac side… Read More

    Nov. 3, 2016

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    Kachnic elected president of the American Board of Radiology

    Lisa Kachnic, M.D., chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has been elected president of the American Board of Radiology (ABR). She assumed the role after being chosen president-elect of the organization in March 2014 and succeeds former ABR President Milton Guiberteau, M.D. Read More

    Oct. 31, 2016

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    Emerging field of cardio-oncology seeks better tools

    Improved therapies have led to a spike in the number of people living with cancer, and today there are more than 15.5 million survivors in the United States. However, some of these therapies can cause toxicities to the heart, the vessels and the body’s metabolism. Read More

    Oct. 27, 2016

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    DNA damage response protein

    Vanderbilt researchers have determined that a previously uncharacterized protein responds to DNA replication stress and has an essential role in maintaining the integrity of the genome. Read More

    Oct. 21, 2016

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    VICC trial putting lung cancer therapy to the test

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) is leading a Phase 3 global trial of a cancer therapy that was initially tested and validated in a VICC research laboratory. One of the first patients treated with the therapy came to VICC after a bump on the head led to an unexpected cancer diagnosis. Read More

    Oct. 20, 2016

  • Cancer disparities grant with Meharry, TSU gains renewal

    Cancer disparities grant with Meharry, TSU gains renewal

    A multi-year collaborative cancer research effort among Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), Meharry Medical College (MMC) and Tennessee State University (TSU) will receive continued federal funding through the renewal of U54 Partners in Eliminating Cancer Disparities Grants from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), a division of the National Institutes of Health. Read More

    Oct. 20, 2016

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    Screening mammograms now offered at four locations

    One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime and those cancers are often detected through screening mammograms. A mammogram is a low-dose X-ray of the breast that enables an imaging specialist to look for changes in breast tissue that could indicate cancer. Read More

    Oct. 13, 2016

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    Vanderbilt scientists to lead chronic disease research initiative in Vietnam

    Scientists in the Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center (VEC) and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) have been awarded a grant to plan and develop a Regional Center of Research Excellence in non-communicable diseases in Vietnam. Read More

    Oct. 6, 2016

  • Annual cancer survivorship celebration slated for Nov. 6

    Annual cancer survivorship celebration slated for Nov. 6

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s 2016 Cancer Survivorship Celebration will be held Sunday, Nov. 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. The annual event is being hosted in partnership with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Read More

    Oct. 4, 2016