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    Shyr named chair of Department of Biostatistics

    Friday, July 21st, 2017

    Yu Shyr, Ph.D., Harold L. Moses Professor of Cancer Research and director of the Vanderbilt Center for Quantitative Sciences, has been named chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Biostatistics. He will assume the post Sept. 1. Yu Shyr, Ph.D. Shyr succeeds Frank Harrell Jr., Ph.D., professor of Biostatistics and founding chair of the department, who is […]

    Kachnic named one of the ‘Women to Watch’ in health care

    Thursday, July 13th, 2017

    Lisa Kachnic, M.D., Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Radiation Oncology and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has been named one of the “Women to Watch” in health care by Nashville Medical News. Lisa Kachnic, M.D. Kachnic is among 10 women in the Class of 2017 recognized by the health […]

    Arteaga to direct UT Southwestern cancer center

    Thursday, July 13th, 2017

    Carlos L. Arteaga, M.D., director of the Center for Cancer Targeted Therapies (C2T2), director of the Breast Cancer Research Program and associate director for Clinical Research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been named director of the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center and associate dean of Oncology Programs at the UT Southwestern Medical Center […]

    Hackett elected to leadership role for national cancer group

    Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

    Lauren Hackett, MPA, executive director of Administration and chief business officer for Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been elected to serve on the Finance Committee for the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). Lauren Hackett, MPA Founded in 1995, the NCCN is a not-for-profit alliance of 27 leading cancer centers, including VICC, devoted to patient care, research and […]

    Coffey lands major NCI award to support colorectal cancer research

    Friday, June 9th, 2017

    Vanderbilt’s Robert Coffey Jr., M.D., has received an Outstanding Investigator Award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) — more than $6.6 million over seven years — to support studies aimed at advancing the diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer (CRC), a leading cancer killer. Robert Coffey Jr., M.D. Coffey, Ingram Professor of Cancer Research and […]

    Pal to lead VICC Cancer Health Disparities program

    Friday, June 9th, 2017

    Clinical geneticist Tuya Pal, M.D., has joined Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) as associate director of Cancer Health Disparities. Pal also has been named an associate professor of Medicine and Ingram Associate Professor of Cancer Research. Tuya Pal, M.D. As one of the faculty in the Vanderbilt Hereditary Cancer Clinic, Pal will focus on clinical and […]

    VUMC’s Barocas honored by Society of Urologic Oncology

    Friday, May 19th, 2017

    Daniel Barocas, M.D., MPH, associate professor of Urologic Surgery, recently received the Society of Urologic Oncology’s (SUO) Young Investigator Award at the group’s 2017 annual meeting in Boston. Daniel Barocas, M.D., MPH The award is “recognition by the Society of excellence in clinical practice and/or basic research that has contributed to improvement of clinical care […]

    Richmond to speak at national VA research conference on cancer immunotherapy

    Friday, May 12th, 2017

    Vanderbilt University cancer researcher Ann Richmond, Ph.D., 2016 recipient of one of the highest honors for scientific achievement bestowed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will be a keynote speaker during a national VA research conference next week at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Ann Richmond, Ph.D. “Cancer Immunotherapy: Advances and Challenges” is the […]

    Top cancer researchers reveal latest findings at VICC science retreat

    Friday, May 12th, 2017

    Ordinary cells can be transformed into cancer cells through epigenetics — changes to DNA that turn genes on or off. Those gene changes can protect cells or make them vulnerable to disease processes including cancer. “Cancer Epigenetics — From Mechanisms to Therapies” was the topic of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) Annual Scientific Retreat held […]

    Varied interests inspire Urologic Surgery’s Chang

    Friday, May 12th, 2017

    If a career in medicine hadn’t worked out for Sam Chang, he might have been a politician. As an undergraduate at Princeton University, Chang chose to major in politics instead of common premed majors such as biology or chemistry. That way, he would have the opportunity to take a spectrum of liberal arts classes, from […]

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