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Pancreatic cancer lecture June 18

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Patients and families who want to learn more about treatments and research efforts in pancreatic cancer are invited to attend a free event Thurs., June 18, 6 – 8 p.m., at the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University, 2555 West End Ave. The educational seminar, sponsored by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, features a presentation by […]

Hackett lauded as one of Women to Watch in health care

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Lauren Hackett, MPA, executive director of Administration at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) and chief business officer for Oncology, Imaging and Quantitative Sciences Administration, has been chosen as one of the 2015 Women to Watch by Nashville Medical News. “I am so deeply humbled to be recognized for this award and to be in the company […]

Dietitian and friends donate chemo care bags to VICC patients

Friday, May 29th, 2015

  A Nashville-based dietitian who lost her mother to cancer is using the power of social media to raise funds for chemo care bags for cancer patients. Heather Bumbalough completed training at VUMC in 2014 to become a Registered Dietitian. The training program included rotations in Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center clinics, and Bumbalough was reminded of […]

VICC Annual Retreat focuses on immunotherapy

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Cancer cells multiply, spread and thrive in large measure because the body’s immune system doesn’t recognize the cancer as a lethal threat. Efforts to enable the immune system to “see” the cancer and attack the aberrant cells were the prime focus during Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s Annual Retreat, held April 30 at the Vanderbilt University Student […]

Jansen’s cancer research efforts garner recognition

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Valerie Malyvanh Jansen, M.D., Ph.D., a third-year medical oncology fellow, recently received several national awards and grants, as well as a Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center fellowship, in recognition of her translational cancer research. Jansen received an American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 2015 Women in Cancer Research Scholars Award. The awards are given to members of […]

Supportive environment spurs Biomedical Sciences graduates

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

“It takes a village to raise a scientist.” That’s how Shenika Poindexter describes Vanderbilt University’s approach to graduate training in the biomedical sciences. “I had a lot of help,” said Poindexter, who celebrated her recently minted Ph.D. in Cancer Biology at the Graduate School’s Commencement ceremony last week. The support provided by faculty mentors and […]

Discovery Lecture to feature VICC experts

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Three Vanderbilt University scientists will describe “gene-environment interactions in cancer etiology and prevention” at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 21, in 208 Light Hall. The panel discussion of “cutting-edge discovery” at Vanderbilt is the final Flexner Discovery Lecture of the 2014-2015 academic year. Speakers include: • Robert J. Coffey Jr., M.D., Ingram Professor of Cancer Research, professor […]

American Surgical Association lauds VUMC’s Beauchamp

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

R. Daniel Beauchamp, M.D., chair of the Section of Surgical Sciences and the John Clinton Foshee Distinguished Professor of Surgery, was selected to receive the 2015 Flance-Karl Award from the American Surgical Association (ASA). Beauchamp, who is also a professor of Surgery, Cancer Biology and Cell and Developmental Biology, traveled to San Diego last week […]

Partnership with Teen Cancer America and musicians to enhance adolescent and young adult cancer program

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Teen Cancer America, The Band Perry, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center are teaming up to enhance the Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer program at Children’s Hospital. Rock legends Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who founded Teen Cancer America in 2012. Following the success with Teenage Cancer Trust […]

Kachnic to join VUMC as new chair of Radiation Oncology

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Lisa Kachnic, M.D., professor and chair of Radiation Oncology and associate director of Multidisciplinary Cancer Research at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), and chief of Radiation Oncology at Boston Medical Center (BMC), has been named the new professor and chair of the Vanderbilt Department of Radiation Oncology. She will join the faculty on Sept. […]

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