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  • Vanderbilt University

    VU study identifies new gene fusions in melanoma

    Cancer researchers, led by investigators at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, have identified two novel gene fusions in melanoma that may be responsive to existing cancer therapies. Melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer. Read More

    Dec 19, 2013

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    Probing mutant EGF receptor regulation

    Understanding the regulation of mutant EGF receptors commonly found in lung cancers could lead to new targeted therapies. Read More

    Oct 10, 2013

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    VU study identifies DNA changes in drug-resistant cancer cells

    Vanderbilt investigators have combined next-generation sequencing technologies and bioinformatics analyses to screen for genome-wide genetic mutations associated with drug resistance in a series of lung cancer cell lines. Read More

    Sep 12, 2013

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    Vanderbilt planning for the future

    An executive committee has been named and will meet regularly this summer to develop a framework of ideas to guide a university-wide academic strategic planning process that will set the course for Vanderbilt’s future. Read More

    Jul 5, 2013

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    Foundation lauds graduate student’s melanoma research

    Katherine Hutchinson, a third-year graduate student in Cancer Biology at Vanderbilt University, has won a $10,000 Research Scholar Award from the Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation. Read More

    Mar 28, 2013

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    New endowed chair holders recognized

    Nine Vanderbilt faculty members named to endowed chairs were recognized for outstanding academic achievement during a Dec. 12 ceremony. (Photo by Steve Green) Nine Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored for outstanding academic achievements last week during a celebration at the Student Life… Read More

    Dec 20, 2012

  • Nine Vanderbilt faculty members named to endowed chairs were recognized for outstanding academic achievement during a Dec. 12 ceremony. (Steve Green/Vanderbilt)

    Nine faculty honored at endowed chair celebration

    Nine Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored for outstanding academic achievements Dec. 12 during a celebration at the Student Life Center. Read More

    Dec 13, 2012

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    Photo: Lung Cancer Partnership

    (photo by Anne Rayner) 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… Read More

    Sep 27, 2012

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    HER2 may impact lung cancer therapy

    A protein associated with aggressive breast cancers may also influence resistance of lung cancer to targeted therapies. Read More

    Sep 21, 2012

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    Stand Up to Cancer TV broadcast airs Sept. 7

    Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), the nonprofit organization that helps fund various Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) investigators, returns to prime time television for its third broadcast Friday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. The hourlong show featuring Hollywood celebrities, recording artists and sports figures will include special performances… Read More

    Aug 30, 2012

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    Vanderbilt cancer investigators win two national GE cancer research grants

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center investigators have won two of the five global innovation grants awarded by the “GE Healthymagination Cancer Challenge.” Read More

    Mar 28, 2012

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    Jeffrey Sosman named to melanoma research ‘Dream Team’

    Jeffrey Sosman (Vanderbilt) 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… Read More

    Dec 15, 2011

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    Stanley Cohen’s Nobel Prize: 25 years of progress

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

    Dec 9, 2011

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    Tracy Barrett (Vanderbilt) 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… Read More

    Oct 3, 2011

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    Study suggests new lung cancer therapy schedule

    A new lung cancer study led by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center investigators found that various non-small cell lung cancer cells grow at different rates, which may explain why some tumors become resistant to anti-cancer drugs faster than others. Read More

    Aug 10, 2011

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    Vanderbilt: Laboratory for health care reform

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a laboratory for health care reform. Increasingly, Vanderbilt researchers are applying their expertise in informatics, genomics, drug discovery, basic science and clinical medicine to the solution of critical problems in patient care. Bedside checklists and electronic “dashboards” developed at Vanderbilt, for example, enable doctors and… Read More

    Apr 15, 2011

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    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center launches online genetic research tool

    A new online tool enables cancer patients and researchers to track the latest developments in personalized cancer medicine and connect with clinical research trials. Read More

    Mar 3, 2011

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    VUCast: New weapon in cancer war

    Vanderbilt is using a bold new approach in the fight against cancer; learn how each patient’s genetic make-up is creating the newest weapon against tumors. Plus, the app you need before having a baby, and 365 amazing views of Vandy! [vucastblurb]… Read More

    Jan 18, 2011

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    Video: VUCast: What is discovery science?

    See how Vanderbilt is making life-saving breakthroughs through “discovery science.” Plus, what Vandy business experts think BP needs to do to rebuild, and another Vanderbilt connection on The Simpsons! [vucastblurb]… Read More

    Oct 15, 2010