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    Damon Runyon cancer grant boosts Davila’s research

    Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

    Marco Davila, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Medicine and of Cancer Biology, has received a grant from the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation that will provide $450,000 over three years to help fund his research on therapies for several types of blood disorders, including various forms of leukemia and non-Hodgkin (also known as non-Hodgkin’s) lymphoma. Davila’s […]

    Kitko to lead Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Program

    Thursday, July 16th, 2015

    Carrie Kitko, M.D., has joined Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt as associate professor of Pediatrics and director of the Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Program in the Division of Hematology/Oncology. “We are thrilled to have Dr. Kitko join our faculty and lead our stem cell transplant program,” said Debra Friedman, M.D., director of Pediatric […]

    Daniels receives grant to study retinoblastoma treatment

    Monday, June 29th, 2015

    Anthony Daniels, M.D., M.S.c., assistant professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Cancer Biology, and Radiation Oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), recently received a career-starter research grant from the Knights Templar Eye Foundation for $60,000. The funds will allow Daniels, also director of Ocular Oncology at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute, and his team to further […]

    Lung cancer foundation lauds Massion’s contributions

    Thursday, June 11th, 2015

    Pierre Massion, M.D., director of the Thoracic Program and an Ingram Professor of Cancer Research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, has been recognized for his pioneering work in lung cancer by the LUNGevity Foundation. During his six-year tenure as chair of that board, Massion helped guide the foundation’s grant funding program.The foundation named him the June […]

    Hackett lauded as one of Women to Watch in health care

    Friday, May 29th, 2015

    Lauren Hackett, MPA, executive director of Administration at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) and chief business officer for Oncology, Imaging and Quantitative Sciences Administration, has been chosen as one of the 2015 Women to Watch by Nashville Medical News. “I am so deeply humbled to be recognized for this award and to be in the company […]

    Dietitian and friends donate chemo care bags to VICC patients

    Friday, May 29th, 2015

      A Nashville-based dietitian who lost her mother to cancer is using the power of social media to raise funds for chemo care bags for cancer patients. Heather Bumbalough completed training at VUMC in 2014 to become a Registered Dietitian. The training program included rotations in Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center clinics, and Bumbalough was reminded of […]

    VICC Annual Retreat focuses on immunotherapy

    Thursday, May 21st, 2015

    Cancer cells multiply, spread and thrive in large measure because the body’s immune system doesn’t recognize the cancer as a lethal threat. Efforts to enable the immune system to “see” the cancer and attack the aberrant cells were the prime focus during Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s Annual Retreat, held April 30 at the Vanderbilt University Student […]

    Supportive environment spurs Biomedical Sciences graduates

    Thursday, May 14th, 2015

    “It takes a village to raise a scientist.” That’s how Shenika Poindexter describes Vanderbilt University’s approach to graduate training in the biomedical sciences. “I had a lot of help,” said Poindexter, who celebrated her recently minted Ph.D. in Cancer Biology at the Graduate School’s Commencement ceremony last week. The support provided by faculty mentors and […]

    VICC research efforts in spotlight at AACR conference

    Thursday, April 30th, 2015

    Adding an investigational drug to an already approved estrogen blocking therapy appears to be safe and provided clinical benefit for some postmenopausal women with estrogen-positive breast cancer. The research led by Ingrid Mayer, M.D., associate professor of Medicine and clinical director of the Breast Cancer Program at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), was selected for the […]

    Statin use improves renal cell cancer survival

    Friday, April 17th, 2015

    A new study led by Vanderbilt University investigators found that patients being treated with statins at the time of surgery for kidney cancer, also known as renal cell carcinoma, had improved overall survival and disease-specific survival. Drugs known as statins are widely used to lower cholesterol and previous studies have indicated that they could be […]

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