Nov. 29, 2012—Pierre Massion, M.D., associate professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology, has been named director of the Thoracic Program at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.
Nov. 29, 2012—There’s been an explosion in the world of RNA — the nucleic acid “copy” of DNA, Nobel laureate Phillip Sharp, Ph.D., told the crowd gathered for his Flexner Discovery Lecture.
Nov. 8, 2012—Disney television personality Coco Jones will be the featured performer at this year’s Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin-Robbins Family Day in Nashville. The annual T.J. Martell Foundation event, which raises funds in support of cancer research at institutions like Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, will be held Sunday, Nov. 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Curb Event Center, Belmont University.
Nov. 8, 2012—More Tennesseans are expected to die this year from lung cancer than any other form of cancer, yet lung cancer research receives far less funding than other forms of the disease.
Oct. 25, 2012—Georgia Wiesner, M.D., M.S., has joined Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) as professor of Medicine and director of the newly created Clinical and Translational Hereditary Cancer Program.
Oct. 4, 2012—Martina McBride Fan Club members, from left, Sheila Jones, Taira Baughman and Leigh-Ann Bauer give special caps and slippers to Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center patient Mary Williams. The group was inspired to raise funds for cancer research and patient support after hearing McBride’s cancer-themed hit song “I’m Gonna Love You Through It.”
Sep. 27, 2012—Caroline Nebhan, right, a fourth-year student in the M.D./Ph.D. training program, explains a cancer research experiment to advocates from the National Lung Cancer Partnership who toured Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center during their recent meeting in Nashville. Nebhan, who works in the research laboratory of William Pao, M.D., Ph.D., is studying the effects of a specific cancer...
Sep. 26, 2012—Vanderbilt LifeFlight is going pink during October to show its support for breast cancer awareness. LifeFlight medical crews will wear a special pink name badge on their flight suits and other staff will wear pink golf shirts.
Aug. 16, 2012—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) has opened a new outpatient cancer clinic on the NorthCrest Medical Center campus in Springfield, Tenn., to bring high quality care to patients in Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky.
Aug. 16, 2012—A new tool to observe cell behavior has revealed surprising clues about how cancer cells respond to therapy, and may offer a way to further refine personalized cancer treatments.
Aug. 9, 2012—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers have identified how one of the genes most commonly mutated in lung cancer may promote such tumors.
Aug. 9, 2012—Investigators from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and three other cancer centers have identified a link between a rare genetic variant and the risk of developing glioma.