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    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 […]

    President nominates Hiebert for National Cancer Advisory Board

    Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

    President Barack Obama has nominated Scott Hiebert, Ph.D., professor of Biochemistry and associate professor of Medicine, to serve as a member of the National Cancer Advisory Board (NCAB). Hiebert is the Hortense B. Ingram Professor of Cancer Research and is associate director of Basic Research and of Shared Resources at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC). He […]

    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. […]

    Alvarez named chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Friday, May 6th, 2016

    Ronald David Alvarez, M.D., Ellen Gregg Shook Culverhouse Chair in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology and vice chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been named chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His appointment is effective Sept. 1. Alvarez […]

    Zanic’s research recognized with 2016 Searle Scholarship

    Friday, April 29th, 2016

    An expert in the dynamic behavior of the microtubule cytoskeleton at Vanderbilt University is among 15 scientists in the chemical and biological sciences nationwide who have been named 2016 Searle Scholars. Marija Zanic, Ph.D., assistant professor of Cell and Developmental Biology and of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, will receive $300,000 in flexible funding from the […]

    Mechanism of a DNA repair protein

    Friday, April 15th, 2016

    A DNA replication machine acts at a “replication fork” to unzip and copy DNA. But many obstacles, such as damaged DNA and unusual DNA structures, can stall replication forks with severe consequences, such as mutation and DNA rearrangements that cause cancer. Replication stress response proteins such as ZRANB3 minimize inaccuracies in DNA copying by stabilizing […]

    ‘Music and Miracles’ Concert to Benefit Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

    Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

    AUBURN, Ala. (March 15, 2016) – The Chicken Salad Chick Foundation has named Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) as one of the beneficiaries of funds raised at the inaugural Music & Miracles Superfest. The mission of Music & Miracles Superfest is to bring the biggest entertainers in America to one of the most notable venues in […]

    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 […]

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