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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 […]

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 […]

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