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Karijolich named 2018 Pew Biomedical Scholar

Friday, June 15th, 2018

John Karijolich, PhD, a member of the cancer center’s Host-Tumor Interactions Research Program, has been named a Pew Biomedical Scholar by The Pew Charitable Trusts. His laboratory investigates viruses associated with human cancer.

Hyundai Hope on Wheels keeps cancer research support rolling

Friday, June 15th, 2018

Debra Friedman, MD, director of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, has been awarded a $100,000 Hyundai Hope on Wheels Impact Award. The grant was celebrated in a “handprint ceremony” with Hyundai representatives on June 12.

Lung cancer patients and advocates visit VUMC research labs

Friday, June 15th, 2018

A group of young lung cancer patients and their family members recently toured research laboratories to learn how investigators are working to find better therapies and possibly a cure for the disease.

$8.1 million grant funds new center to research highly aggressive form of lung cancer

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

The grant from the National Cancer Institute, establishes a research center for advancing the understanding and treatment of small cell lung cancer. Vito Quaranta, M.D., will direct the new center.

Jagasia to succeed Neuss as VICC Chief Medical Officer

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Madan Jagasia, MBBS, MSCI, MMHC, will succeed Michael Neuss, MD, as the Chief Medical Officer of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Clinical Enterprise, upon Neuss’ retirement. The leadership change is effective July 1.

VUMC and VICC lauded by CEO Roundtable on Cancer for employee support

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

For the 10th year in a row Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) have been named a CEO Cancer Gold Standard employer by the CEO Roundtable on Cancer.

Berlin assumes new VICC leadership post

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Jordan Berlin, MD, has been named associate director of Clinical Investigation Strategy and Shared Resources at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC). In his new role he will chair the Resource Allocation Committee and continue as chair of the Clinical Trials Shared Resource (CTSR) Steering Committee.

New method to thwart false positives in CT-lung cancer screening

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

A new technology may allow doctors to better distinguish benign from malignant lung nodules in CT-based lung cancer screening.

Park named to VICC breast cancer leadership position

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Ben Ho Park, MD, PhD, has been named co-leader of the Breast Cancer Research Program, director of Precision Oncology and associate director for Translational Research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. He will assume his new post Sept. 1.

Feeling Good in Your Own Skin: Melanoma Educational Program

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Feeling Good in Your Own Skin is a free educational event for patients, caregivers and survivors to learn about advancements in melanoma research, clinical care, and survivorship.

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