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Grant to help address complexity of cancer care

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

Breast cancer-killing RIG

Friday, December 14th, 2018

A recent study in the journal Cancer Research demonstrates that a RIG-I agonist has potent immunogenic and therapeutic effects in breast cancer.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Team identifies new gene candidates for breast cancer risk

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

A new study has identified 48 candidate susceptibility genes for breast cancer risk, including 14 genes at loci (chromosome regions) not yet reported for breast cancer.

New breast cancer targets

Friday, May 4th, 2018

Using four large-scale data sets from normal and cancerous breast tissue samples, Vanderbilt researchers have identified 101 candidate breast cancer susceptibility genes with variant-associated gene expression changes.

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