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    Hyundai Hope On Wheels grant spurs pediatric cancer research

    Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

    Richard Ho, M.D., MSCI, associate professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, has been awarded a $250,000 Hyundai Hope On Wheels Scholar Grant to study ways to reduce long-term side effects of chemotherapy in pediatric cancer survivors and develop more personalized therapies for pediatric oncology patients. To date, Hyundai Hope On Wheels has […]

    Proliferative capacity of neuroblastoma

    Thursday, September 1st, 2016

    Neuroblastoma is a neural crest cell-derived extracranial solid cancer that affects infants and young children. The most vigorous of these cancers spreads through self-renewing cancer stem cells. Knowing the nature of these cells is essential to understanding the progression of neuroblastoma and devising the right treatment strategy. Reporting in the journal Biochemical and Biophysical Research […]

    Lemonade Stand grant boosts Tansey’s pediatric tumor research

    Thursday, September 1st, 2016

    William Tansey, Ph.D., professor of Cell and Developmental Biology and Ingram Professor of Cancer Research, has been awarded a two-year, $250,000 grant from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) to study malignant rhabdoid tumors (MRTs). These are rare and aggressive tumors commonly found in the kidneys of young children, but can also occur in soft tissue. […]

    VICC helps launch new alliance for rare kidney cancer

    Thursday, August 18th, 2016

    Children, adolescents or young adults, particularly African-Americans, diagnosed with advanced kidney cancer may actually have a rare form of the disease known as renal medullary carcinoma (RMC) that requires a specialized approach and expert intervention. However, patients and even physicians don’t always know about the disease and those patients may not always be receiving appropriate […]

    Initiative set to raise funds for teen, young adult cancer care

    Thursday, August 4th, 2016

    Teen Cancer America and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt this week announced the launch of a collaborative effort to raise $1 million to expand the Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer program in Nashville, Tennessee. Grammy Award-winning sibling trio The Band Perry will work closely with both the foundation and the hospital and support […]

    Hyundai Hope On Wheels bolsters pediatric cancer fight

    Thursday, July 30th, 2015

    Debra Friedman, M.D., director of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and E. Bronson Ingram Professor of Pediatric Oncology, has received a $50,000 Hyundai Hope On Wheels Impact grant recently for her track record in providing excellent patient care to families affected by pediatric cancer and to support a pediatric cancer program aimed at developing innovative therapies. Hyundai Hope […]

    Young professionals bolster cancer research efforts

    Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

    With a basketball tucked under his arm, 7-year-old Roger Waynick climbed on top of his dad’s black Tahoe SUV with the intention of sailing upward through the air toward the basketball goal. He was poised to make the most epic dunk ever. Instead he fell to the ground. “I was told that my dad administered […]

    Kitko to lead Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Program

    Thursday, July 16th, 2015

    Carrie Kitko, M.D., has joined Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt as associate professor of Pediatrics and director of the Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Program in the Division of Hematology/Oncology. “We are thrilled to have Dr. Kitko join our faculty and lead our stem cell transplant program,” said Debra Friedman, M.D., director of Pediatric […]

    Daniels receives grant to study retinoblastoma treatment

    Monday, June 29th, 2015

    Anthony Daniels, M.D., M.S.c., assistant professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Cancer Biology, and Radiation Oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), recently received a career-starter research grant from the Knights Templar Eye Foundation for $60,000. The funds will allow Daniels, also director of Ocular Oncology at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute, and his team to further […]

    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 […]

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