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Multi-institution cancer symposium set for April 2

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

The Meharry Medical College, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Tennessee State University Cancer Partnership will host the 15th Annual Cancer Retreat, Saturday, April 2, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. The retreat will be held on the Meharry Medical College campus, Harold D. West Basic Sciences Building, Room M001. The purpose of the retreat is to inform scientists, […]

‘Music and Miracles’ Concert to Benefit Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

AUBURN, Ala. (March 15, 2016) – The Chicken Salad Chick Foundation has named Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) as one of the beneficiaries of funds raised at the inaugural Music & Miracles Superfest. The mission of Music & Miracles Superfest is to bring the biggest entertainers in America to one of the most notable venues in […]

IOM study calls for better evidence for biomarker tests

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Biomarker tests that help determine which patients may benefit from molecularly targeted therapies need better evidence and oversight to improve their effectiveness and availability, according to a study by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The study authors said the tests are not being uniformly adopted into […]

‘Country Hits Back’ concert benefits VICC research

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Wade Hayes, acclaimed country hit maker and cancer survivor, is hosting a private benefit concert to support life-changing research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. Six-time CMA and ACM Female Vocalist of the Year winner Miranda Lambert will be a very special guest. Also joining Hayes will be four-time Grammy Award-winning artist Steve Wariner (“Holes in the Floor of Heaven”), along with […]

Zutter takes part in cancer strategy meet at White House

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Vanderbilt physician/scientist Mary Zutter, M.D., Louise B. McGavock Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology and assistant vice chancellor for Integrative Diagnostics, can now add “White House guest” to her resume. Zutter joined a group of prominent cancer researchers for a recent meeting with Vice President Joe Biden’s staff to discuss the future of cancer research. […]

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Encourages HPV Vaccination

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Contact: Dagny Stuart, (615) 936-7245 In response to low national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV), Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) has joined 68 of the nation’s other NCI-designated cancer centers in urging increased HPV vaccination for the prevention of cancer. Experts at VICC, in collaboration with colleagues at the other cancer centers, recognize […]

VU professor designs special apron for breast cancer patients

Friday, January 8th, 2016

A Vanderbilt professor has designed a special apron for breast cancer patients after first-hand experience dealing with chest drainage tubes following surgery. Craig Anne Heflinger, Ph.D., professor of Human and Organizational Development at Peabody College, based her design on the big-pocketed aprons worn by employees at The Home Depot. A friend gave her one of […]

Ayers Institute spurred key cancer research gains

Friday, November 13th, 2015

In 2005, Tennessee philanthropists Jim and Janet Ayers gave $10 million to help Vanderbilt University scientists find early markers for colorectal cancer that could improve diagnosis and potentially save lives. Within nine years, the gift, which established the Jim Ayers Institute for Precancer Detection and Diagnosis at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), had yielded an […]

VUMC debuts dedicated tobacco treatment service

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Hilary Tindle, M.D., MPH, director of the Vanderbilt Center for Tobacco, Addiction and Lifestyle (ViTAL), rattles off the data without taking a breath: smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the world; on average 480,000 people die every year from smoking-related diseases; and tobacco use costs the United States $300 billion in health […]

Five VUMC faculty members on list of most frequently cited researchers

Friday, October 9th, 2015

Five current faculty members at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have made this year’s list of scientists whose papers have been cited most frequently by others. The metric, developed by the global information giant Thomson Reuters, has become a prominent measure of a scientist’s influence on his or her field of endeavor. This year 3,125 scientists […]

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