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    News: Faculty Staff News

    Pietenpol named to NCI Blue Ribbon Panel

    Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

    Jennifer Pietenpol, Ph.D., B.F. Byrd Jr. Professor of Oncology and director of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been selected to serve on a Blue Ribbon Panel that will inform the scientific direction and goals at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for Vice President Joe Biden’s National Cancer Moonshot Initiative. The announcement was made by the […]

    T.J. Martell Foundation lauds Pietenpol’s research

    Thursday, March 17th, 2016

    Jennifer Pietenpol, Ph.D., B.F. Byrd Jr. Professor of Oncology and director of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), was honored with the Medical Research Advancement Award during the 8th Annual T.J. Martell Foundation Nashville Honors Gala held recently at the Omni Nashville Hotel. The Medical Research Advancement Award is in recognition of Pietenpol’s career as a cancer researcher. […]

    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 […]

    Grant spurs research into how cancer cells spread

    Friday, March 4th, 2016

    Aron Parekh, Ph.D., assistant professor of Otolaryngology, has received a four-year, $790,000 Research Scholar Grant from the American Cancer Society to further his research into the mechanical and biological properties of cancer cells and the methods by which they leave the initial tumor and spread or metastasize to other parts of the body. “I am […]

    Warner named medical director of Cancer Registry

    Thursday, February 11th, 2016

    Jeremy Warner, M.D., M.S., assistant professor of Medicine and Biomedical Informatics, has been named medical director of the Vanderbilt Cancer Registry at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC). In this newly created position, Warner will work closely with Dauphne McGavic, MSN, R.N., CTR, who recently was appointed program manager of the Registry. The Vanderbilt Cancer Registry was […]

    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. […]

    Solórzano named chief of Surgical Oncology, Endocrine Surgery

    Thursday, January 21st, 2016

    Carmen Solórzano, M.D., professor of Surgery and director of the Endocrine Surgery Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has been named chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery in the Department of Surgery. Solórzano was selected following a national search that included more than 70 potential candidates. “As the search process […]

    Lovly lands cancer research grant from V Foundation

    Thursday, January 21st, 2016

    Christine Lovly, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology, has been awarded a V Scholar Grant from the V Foundation for Cancer Research. The award, funded by The Hearst Foundation, will provide $200,000 over two years for the study of a novel gene mutation linked to some forms of cancer. The V Scholar […]

    College of American Pathologists lauds Washington’s contributions

    Friday, January 8th, 2016

    Mary (Kay) Washington, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the College of American Pathologists(CAP). Washington was one of eight physician members honored during the organization’s recent annual meeting in Nashville. The CAP Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes pathologists who have demonstrated a broad, positive impact on the […]

    VICC’s Balko named a Susan G. Komen ‘Pink Tie Guy’

    Thursday, December 10th, 2015

    Justin Balko, Pharm.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology, has been named a member of the 2016 class of Pink Tie Guys by the Greater Nashville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen, a nonprofit organization dedicated to breast cancer research and patient support. The Pink Tie Guys are community leaders in the corporate, philanthropy, […]

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