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News: October, 2018

Annual Pumpkin Patch helps cancer research funds grow

Friday, October 26th, 2018

The annual Pumpkin Patch, which runs this year until Oct. 31, in Franklin, Tennessee, is a fundraising effort by the Cooper Trooper Foundation. Profits from the fundraiser support a pediatric cancer research fund and other efforts set up with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Combination therapy improves small-cell lung cancer survival

Friday, October 26th, 2018

Patients who received atezolizumab in addition to standard chemotherapy lived two months longer than those treated with chemotherapy alone, according to a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Studying cellular deliveries

Friday, October 26th, 2018

In an article recently published in Cell Reports, James G. Patton, PhD, and colleagues studied how colon cancer cells can secrete long RNAs in carefully regulated ways.

Mary Kay Foundation grant to bolster immunotherapy research

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Charles Caskey, Ph.D., has received a cancer research grant from The Mary Kay Foundation to study how focused ultrasound therapy could be an ideal helper for immunotherapy.

MIT’s Amon named to receive Vanderbilt Prize

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Angelika Amon, PhD, whose groundbreaking investigations of chromosome segregation during cell division have advanced understanding of how cancer may develop, is the recipient of the 2018 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science.

Grant enhances study of new chemotherapy targets

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Vanderbilt chemists have been awarded $7.2 million over the next five years from the National Cancer Institute to lead an initiative to better understand how a combination chemotherapy for breast cancer targets DNA.

Predators’ gift bolsters fight against pediatric cancer

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne, Predators executives and executives from Tri Star Energy (Twice Daily) made their annual presentation recently of proceeds from the team’s 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Cancer Center investigators awarded Komen grants

Friday, October 12th, 2018

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) investigators have received financial support from Susan G. Komen for breast cancer research.

VICC’s Levy to lead Rush University Cancer Center

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Mia Levy, MD, PhD, director of Cancer Health Informatics and Strategy at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) and Ingram Associate Professor of Cancer Research, has been named director of Rush University Cancer Center and Systems Vice President for Cancer Service at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

Cochran celebrates cancer treatment’s end in style

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Singer Anita Cochran had famous friends in the room when she celebrated her last cancer treatment, but the person with her who mattered the most was her 89-year-old father.