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    Morton to help lead blood disorders treatment efforts

    Thursday, January 12th, 2017

    Colleen Morton, M.D., has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) as section chief of Classical Hematology, a specialty also known as “benign hematology” because it covers all blood disorders that are not cancer. Colleen Morton, M.D. In the newly created position, Morton oversees VUMC’s treatment of patients with bleeding disorders like von Willebrand disease, blood […]

    Award honors Beauchamp’s teaching, research

    Thursday, November 17th, 2016

    R. Daniel Beauchamp, M.D., chair of the Section of Surgical Sciences and the John Clinton Foshee Distinguished Professor of Surgery, has been selected to receive the 2016 Dr. Rodman E. and Thomas G. Sheen Award from the New Jersey American College of Surgeons (ACS) Chapter. The award was established in 1938 by Thomas Sheen in […]

    Study details rare heart risk of certain cancer therapies

    Monday, November 7th, 2016

    Combination therapy using two approved immunotherapy drugs for cancer treatment may cause rare and sometimes fatal cardiac side effects linked to an unexpected immune response. In a study led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) investigators and published in the Nov. 3 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers describe two cases of […]

    DNA damage response protein

    Monday, October 31st, 2016

    Researchers at Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center have determined that a previously uncharacterized protein called ETAA1 is a “replication stress response protein” with an essential role in maintaining the integrity of the genome. The finding by Thomas Bass, David Cortez, Ph.D., and colleagues, reported Oct. 10 in Nature Cell Biology, adds to the list […]

    Estrada named to MSTP operations leadership role

    Thursday, October 13th, 2016

    Lourdes Estrada, Ph.D., assistant professor of Cancer Biology, has been named associate director for Academic Programs and Operations for the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP). Estrada completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras. She earned a Ph.D. in pharmacology at the University of Michigan, where she then completed her post […]

    Annual cancer survivorship celebration slated for Nov. 6

    Thursday, October 6th, 2016

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s 2016 Cancer Survivorship Celebration will be held Sunday, Nov. 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. The annual event is being hosted in partnership with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. This year’s celebration, “HOPE,” to be held at OZ Arts Nashville, 6172 Cockrill Bend Circle, will feature music, art and activities […]

    National Lymphedema Network honors VUMC research efforts

    Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

    Lymphedema research conducted at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) to better understand patient risk for this chronic condition and treatment responses received recognition at an international conference. Paula Donahue, DPT, assistant professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, recently received Best Research Award in the new investigator category at the 2016 National Lymphedema Network Conference, which […]

    Lemonade Stand grant boosts Tansey’s pediatric tumor research

    Thursday, September 1st, 2016

    William Tansey, Ph.D., professor of Cell and Developmental Biology and Ingram Professor of Cancer Research, has been awarded a two-year, $250,000 grant from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) to study malignant rhabdoid tumors (MRTs). These are rare and aggressive tumors commonly found in the kidneys of young children, but can also occur in soft tissue. […]

    VICC helps launch new alliance for rare kidney cancer

    Thursday, August 18th, 2016

    Children, adolescents or young adults, particularly African-Americans, diagnosed with advanced kidney cancer may actually have a rare form of the disease known as renal medullary carcinoma (RMC) that requires a specialized approach and expert intervention. However, patients and even physicians don’t always know about the disease and those patients may not always be receiving appropriate […]

    Idrees receives award for cancer outcomes research

    Thursday, July 7th, 2016

    Kamran Idrees, M.D., MSCI, assistant professor of Surgery, has received a Young Investigator Award from the Society of Surgical Oncology Foundation (SSO). The award supports innovative concepts designed to improve health outcomes through advances in the delivery of care. Idrees, who joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2012, said the one-year award “was an unexpected honor […]

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