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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.

Grant bolsters kidney cancer immunotherapy research

Friday, May 11th, 2018

Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, Cornelius Abernathy Craig Professor of Medicine and director of the Division of Hematology and Oncology at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has received a grant to research the role of immunosuppression in the tumor microenvironment for kidney cancer.

VICC Scientific Retreat shines light on microbiome

Friday, May 11th, 2018

This year’s Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) Annual Scientific Retreat focused on the association between cancer development, the immune system and the microbiome, which includes all of the microorganisms and the genetic material of these microorganisms in the human body and the surrounding environment.

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.

Looking beyond the ‘magic bullet’ approach to drug discovery

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

Vanderbilt researchers have developed a new process that can rapidly and inexpensively identify personalized cancer drugs derived from nature.

New VU Breast Health Cool Springs clinic makes debut

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

The VU Breast Health Cool Springs clinic, located at 324 Cool Springs Blvd., Suite B, Franklin, provides a range of medical services for individuals at high risk for developing breast cancer.

Wilkins takes key role in national ‘All of Us’ precision medicine effort

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Consuelo Wilkins, MD, MSCI, has been appointed director of a new Engagement Core to support the design, implementation and governance of the national All of Us Research Program, an ambitious effort led by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to accelerate the prevention and treatment of illness through precision medicine.

Funding Opportunity – American Cancer Society-Institutional Research Grant (IRG)

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Applications are being solicited for support by the American Cancer Society‐Institutional Research Grant (IRG). These funds are designed to provide seed money to support junior faculty members with an interest in cancer research who do not have external grant support. Deadline: Monday, May 28, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.

Who should be screened for lung cancer?

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Lung cancer is the most deadly cancer in the United States – but high-tech imaging now lets smokers get checked for early signs of lung cancer. Finding lung cancer in its earliest stages makes it far easier to treat.

VICC annual scientific retreat set for May 3

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

The annual Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Scientific Retreat will be held Thursday, May 3, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center. The potential link between the body’s microbiome and cancer is the topic of this year’s event.

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