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    ‘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. […]

    Findings offer new insight on how cell division proteins work

    Thursday, January 28th, 2016

    A family of proteins with critical roles in cell division, synaptic transmission and cell migration don’t all function the way scientists thought they did, according to two new studies led by Vanderbilt researchers. Instead of bending membranes into tubes, these “F-BAR” proteins — named for a domain they share — appear to form patches on […]

    Lovly lands cancer research grant from V Foundation

    Thursday, January 21st, 2016

    Christine Lovly, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology, has been awarded a V Scholar Grant from the V Foundation for Cancer Research. The award, funded by The Hearst Foundation, will provide $200,000 over two years for the study of a novel gene mutation linked to some forms of cancer. The V Scholar […]

    College of American Pathologists lauds Washington’s contributions

    Friday, January 8th, 2016

    Mary (Kay) Washington, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the College of American Pathologists(CAP). Washington was one of eight physician members honored during the organization’s recent annual meeting in Nashville. The CAP Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes pathologists who have demonstrated a broad, positive impact on the […]

    VICC’s Balko named a Susan G. Komen ‘Pink Tie Guy’

    Thursday, December 10th, 2015

    Justin Balko, Pharm.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology, has been named a member of the 2016 class of Pink Tie Guys by the Greater Nashville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen, a nonprofit organization dedicated to breast cancer research and patient support. The Pink Tie Guys are community leaders in the corporate, philanthropy, […]

    Levy named to new VICC informatics leadership role

    Thursday, November 19th, 2015

    Mia Levy, M.D., Ph.D., Ingram Assistant Professor of Cancer Research and director of Cancer Clinical Informatics at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been named director of Cancer Health Information and Strategy, a new management post that will expand her leadership role. In this newly created role, Levy will conceptualize and supervise the development of new […]

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