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    News: Drug Discovery

    New Cancer Drug Shows Promise

    Thursday, July 12th, 2012

    An experimental drug that activates T-cells and promotes an immune response to fight tumors has shown promising early results in patients with kidney cancer, melanoma and non-small cell lung cancer. Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center investigators Leora Horn, M.D., Jeffrey Sosman, M.D., and researchers from several other cancer centers tested the new compound. The results of the […]

    Fesik’s Cancer Research Achievements Honored

    Friday, March 30th, 2012

    Stephen Fesik, Ph.D., professor of Biochemistry, Pharmacology and Chemistry at Vanderbilt, will receive the 2012 AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Cancer Research. Fesik, who holds the Orrin H. Ingram II chair in cancer research, will receive the special recognition during the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting in Chicago March […]

    My Health Chat: Cancer Drug Discovery

    Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

    The April program for My Health Chat will be the promising world of cancer drug discovery. Panelists will be Lawrence Marnett, Ph.D., director of the Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology, and Stephen Fesik, Ph.D., director of drug discovery at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. They will be discussing and taking questions about how information about the genetic […]

    Carroll Wins Vanderbilt’s First Damon Runyon Fellowship

    Friday, January 27th, 2012

    Mary Carroll, Ph.D., a postdoctoral research fellow in Biochemistry, was recently named one of 18 Damon Runyon Fellows by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. The three-year, $156,000 award provides independent funding for outstanding postdoctoral scientists to pursue innovative projects. Carroll is the first postdoctoral fellow from Vanderbilt to receive this award. “I am honored […]

    VUMC Teams with 3 Midstate Hospitals

    Friday, September 23rd, 2011

    Leaders of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Maury Regional Medical Center, Northcrest Medical Center and Williamson Medical Center today announced affiliation agreements establishing a partnership between these medical centers to work collaboratively to create new jointly operated programs and services in the counties where these hospitals reside. These programs are intended to expand primary and specialty […]

    Guengerich Lauded for Contributions

    Friday, September 2nd, 2011

    F. Peter (Fred) Guengerich, Ph.D., interim chair of the Department of Biochemistry, received the American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Toxicology Founders’ Award at the society’s annual meeting this week. The award recognizes Guengerich’s outstanding research accomplishments and his numerous contributions to the field of chemical toxicology. “This means a lot to me in that […]

    Never Give Up, Lance’s Mom Says

    Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

    In 1971 — coincidentally the year that President Nixon declared the War on Cancer — a 16-year-old gave birth in Plano, Texas, to a baby boy that she named Lance. He would grow up to become a champion cyclist and arguably the most famous cancer survivor on the planet. Dressed in the trademark yellow of […]

    Cancer Survivors’ Day Highlights

    Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

    More than 350 cancer survivors, caregivers, advocates and health professionals gathered at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center last Saturday (June 18, 2011) to learn, connect and celebrate. Cancer GPS: Navigating Your Journey included remarks from keynote speaker Linda Armstrong Kelly (author and mother of champion cyclist and survivor Lance Armstrong), music and stories from survivor, […]

    Magnet to Enhance Cancer Drug Discovery

    Friday, May 13th, 2011

    Onlookers cheered early on the morning of Saturday, May 7, as a shattering champagne bottle christened the delivery of a $5 million, 7.5-ton magnet to Vanderbilt University. The magnet is the main part of an ultra-high field, 900 megahertz nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer that will help researchers solve the mysteries of cancer, Alzheimer’s disease […]

    Have You Checked Out Cancer Connect Yet?

    Thursday, February 10th, 2011

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has joined with the national initiative to launch a new online support community for people impacted by cancer, including patients, family members, friends and advocates. Participants don’t have to be a Vanderbilt-Ingram patient or family member to join the online community. There they can share stories, ask questions and learn from […]

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