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    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 […]

    Grant spurs research into how cancer cells spread

    Friday, March 4th, 2016

    Aron Parekh, Ph.D., assistant professor of Otolaryngology, has received a four-year, $790,000 Research Scholar Grant from the American Cancer Society to further his research into the mechanical and biological properties of cancer cells and the methods by which they leave the initial tumor and spread or metastasize to other parts of the body. “I am […]

    Transplant Center initiative seeks to boost cancer education

    Thursday, February 11th, 2016

    Lindsay Ramsey Smith, MSN, R.N., a quality consultant for the Vanderbilt Transplant Center (VTC), recently uncovered some interesting data that sparked a center-wide improvement project. Every year the center reports all malignancies to the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). During one of the reporting cycles, Smith noticed that a large portion of Vanderbilt patients […]

    Zutter takes part in cancer strategy meet at White House

    Thursday, February 4th, 2016

    Vanderbilt physician/scientist Mary Zutter, M.D., Louise B. McGavock Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology and assistant vice chancellor for Integrative Diagnostics, can now add “White House guest” to her resume. Zutter joined a group of prominent cancer researchers for a recent meeting with Vice President Joe Biden’s staff to discuss the future of cancer research. […]

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