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News: Informatics & Technology

Tool guides decision-making for prostate cancer patients

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Prostate cancer patients in Nashville and Los Angeles are benefiting from a computer-based decision aid that implements the latest study results to tailor treatment options to an individual’s quality-of-life priorities.

Study finds patient messages help predict medication adherence

Monday, February 4th, 2019

Breast cancer patients who message their doctors about certain topics are more likely to discontinue hormone therapy than others, enabling doctors to better predict which patients are at risk of stopping their treatment early.

Grant to help address complexity of cancer care

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

Jeremy Warner, MD, MS, associate professor of Medicine and Biomedical Informatics, has been awarded a $1 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to develop software that will help clinicians keep up with the increasing complexity of cancer care.

VICC, Tempus launch new data initiative to help cancer patients

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Tempus, a technology company focused on helping doctors personalize cancer care by collecting and analyzing large volumes of molecular and clinical data, and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) have announced a new collaboration to improve outcomes for cancer patients.

My Cancer Genome launches new search tool for clinical trials

Friday, October 27th, 2017

My Cancer Genome (MCG), a web-based cancer information tool developed by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center investigators in 2011 and supported by GenomOncology, has launched a new clinical trial search tool that allows website visitors to search for cancer clinical trials based on disease, biomarker, phase and recruiting status.

Report identifies IT upgrades needed to enhance cancer care

Friday, August 18th, 2017

A group of nationally recognized medical information and data management experts has recommended the development of new knowledge software applications that work alongside electronic health record systems (EHRs) to help practicing oncologists access and use the latest genomic information to assist in the treatment of cancer patients. The recommendations were unveiled in a new report […]

Project reveals importance of cancer gene mutation testing

Friday, June 9th, 2017

An international genomic data-sharing consortium has analyzed nearly 19,000 patient genomic records and found that testing of patient tumors for relevant gene mutations often provides a roadmap for the use of effective therapies. The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Genomics Evidence Neoplasia Information Exchange (GENIE) is a multi-phase, multi-year data-sharing project launched in 2015 […]

VICC’s Levy named Komen Scholar for breast cancer research

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Mia Levy, M.D., Ph.D., Ingram Assistant Professor of Cancer Research and director of Cancer Health Informatics and Strategy at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been named a Komen Scholar by the Susan G. Komen organization. Susan G. Komen is one of the world’s largest nonprofit organizations dedicated to breast cancer research, patient support and advocacy. […]

New software tracks cancer mutations, survival

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Malignant tumors are increasingly subject to routine clinical genotyping, primarily to predict drug response or assist with prognosis. A team at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has developed and tested software that scans electronic health records in real time to monitor cancer patient survival (from time of diagnosis) according to which genes, if any, are […]