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News: November, 2019

Understanding cell division

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Vanderbilt researchers have uncovered another piece in the puzzle of how cells divide — a process that goes awry in cancer cells.

NCI ‘Moonshot’ grant to boost hereditary cancer identification

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

VUMC is leading an initiative to establish a streamlined process for collection of family health histories that could set the stage for a standardized system to make the information easily accessible.

VICC takes leading role in international cancer database project

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

VICC is one of three institutions launching the first phase of a collaboration to advance precision oncology through the creation of a clinico-genomic dataset with an international reach.

Project seeks new way to assess immunotherapy effectiveness

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

GE Healthcare has awarded researchers $2.5 million in funding to develop PET tracer that will determine the effectiveness of immunotherapy in patients early in their treatment course.

Grant bolsters Weiss’ pediatric thyroid cancer research

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Vivian Weiss, MD, PhD, has been named a 2020 V Scholar and will receive $200,000 from the V Foundation for Cancer Research.

VUMC’s Osterman awarded Microsoft Investigator Fellowship

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Travis Osterman, DO, MS, has been awarded a Microsoft Investigator Fellowship.

Rathmell receives 2019 Eugene P. Schonfeld Award

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

The Kidney Cancer Association is recognizing the research accomplishments and leadership achievements of W. Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, with its top honor, the Eugene P. Schonfeld Award.

New Physician Spotlight: Cathy Eng

Friday, November 1st, 2019

Cathy Eng, MD, a national and international leader in gastrointestinal medical oncology, was recruited to VUMC from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.