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PET imaging to predict tumor response

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

About 10 percent of patients with colorectal cancer express a mutated form of the signaling molecule BRAF, which may be targeted for treatment by selective BRAF inhibitors. PET (positron emission tomography) imaging using a standard glucose probe is not able to predict response to BRAF inhibitors. In addition to becoming dependent on glucose, cancer cells […]

VICC racers compete in downtown bed race for cancer research funding

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Staff members from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) garnered an impressive second place finish in last month’s Downtown Derby Bed Race competition. The annual event which raises funds for the T.J. Martell Foundation featured teams that built and decorated their own “beds” to race up 5th Avenue to Bridgestone Plaza in downtown Nashville. The VICC team, […]

Investigators seek new way to define cell identity

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Jonathan Irish, Ph.D., and colleagues have developed a new way to describe and identify cells. (photo by John Russell)Jonathan Irish, Ph.D., and his colleagues have developed a new language, one that can be used to describe and identify cells. The language — marker enrichment modeling, or MEM — assigns a “MEM label” to cells based […]

Concert by singer Wade Hayes and friends to benefit VICC

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Country music artist and cancer survivor Wade Hayes will host the second annual “Country Hits Back” benefit concert Tuesday, March 7, at 7 p.m. at the Franklin Theatre, located at 419 Main Street in Franklin. The event will support vitally important cancer research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. Hayes is best known for hit songs “Old Enough […]

Ozgener family responds to cancer by supporting research

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Nashville entrepreneur-turned-artist Cano Ozgener and his family have repeatedly faced cancer and its consequences, but rather than feel embattled, they’ve chosen to respond by creating beauty to share with others and by actively supporting the mission of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC). Ozgener and his wife, Esen, established the Esen and Cano Ozgener Research Fund […]

Vanderbilt mourns loss of philanthropist Tony Martell

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Members of the Vanderbilt community are mourning the loss of music executive and health care philanthropist Tony Martell, who died Sunday, Nov. 27, at his home in New Jersey. He was 90. Tony Martell Mr. Martell, a prominent music industry executive, became committed to supporting medical research after the death of his son, T.J., who […]

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 […]

Fashion show to benefit VICC ovarian cancer research

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Fall fashions for women will be on display during the 4th Annual Chic Awearness Fashion Show promoting ovarian cancer awareness and research. The event, to be held Monday, Sept. 26, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., will benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation, which supports ovarian cancer research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC). The fashion show will be […]

‘Voices of the NIH Community’ features VICC Ambassadors founder

Friday, August 26th, 2016

The National Institutes of Health, in partnership with StoryCorps, recently launched its “Voices of the NIH Community,” a collection of first-hand audio-recorded stories told by those connected with and impacted by the NIH and Vanderbilt University Medical Center communities. Two of the “voices” featured in the collection are that of Nashville’s EB Jackson and Reid […]

Chicken Salad Chick Foundation Gift to Support VICC Research

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Chicken Salad Chick Foundation founding board members Stacy Brown and Betty and Earlon McWhorter presented a $200,000 check to Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) to support cancer research. Among other initiatives, the Chicken Salad Chick Foundation was proud to host Music and Miracles Superfest, the first major stadium concert in Jordan-Hare’s 75-year history, held on April […]

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