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News: November, 2018

Songwriting aids palliative care nurse in cancer fight

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

Beyond the usual care she provides her patients in the Palliative Care Unit, Megan Palmer, RN, also connects with them through her music.

Surgeon helps restore cancer patients’ functionality

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

Sarah Rohde, MD, specializes in treating cancers in the head, neck and thyroid. A large part of her practice is microvascular free flap reconstruction, or using other parts of the body to reconstruct tissue removed through surgery.

Immunotherapies linked to specific heart complications

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

Cardiovascular complications linked to immune checkpoint inhibitors include myocarditis, pericarditis, vasculitis and arrhythmias and occur early in the course of treatment, Vanderbilt researchers report.

Post-doc fellows program bolstered by new NCI grant

Monday, November 12th, 2018

A new grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) will fund an intensively mentored training experience for clinical fellows at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for the next five years.

Evading cell death

Monday, November 12th, 2018

A recent study reveals how cellular structures called ‘stress granules’ help cells evade death. The findings may lead to new strategies for improving the efficacy of cancer therapy.

Cancer Center among best in nation for stem cell transplant survival

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s Stem Cell Transplant ranks among the best in the nation for donor stem cell transplant survival rates among large centers, according to an annual report.

Team’s findings show glutamine metabolism affects T cell signaling

Monday, November 5th, 2018

A drug currently in clinical trials as an anticancer agent might also be useful as a treatment for inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The findings also suggests strategies for using the drug to enhance cancer immunotherapies.

Warner’s medical informatics research recognized

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Jeremy Warner, MD, is the 2018 recipient of the New Investigator Award from the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).

Clues to bone metastases

Monday, November 5th, 2018

A recent study by Rachelle Johnson, Ph.D., and colleagues looked at factors influencing the ability of breast cancer cells to colonize bone and enter and exit a dormant state.