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Grant enhances study of new chemotherapy targets

Oct. 18, 2018—Vanderbilt chemists have been awarded $7.2 million over the next five years from the National Cancer Institute to lead an initiative to better understand how a combination chemotherapy for breast cancer targets DNA.

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Cochran celebrates cancer treatment’s end in style

Oct. 4, 2018—Singer Anita Cochran had famous friends in the room when she celebrated her last cancer treatment, but the person with her who mattered the most was her 89-year-old father.

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A new mode of DNA repair

Apr. 14, 2017—Structural details of a protein that removes DNA lesions shed light on fundamental mechanisms of DNA repair.

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Chemo better option following pancreatic cancer surgery: study

Feb. 25, 2016—A multicenter study led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) investigators found that pancreatic cancer patients who underwent surgery and received chemotherapy lived longer and had fewer cancer recurrences in other parts of the body than patients who also received chemoradiation therapy.

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New lead for ovarian cancer treatment

Dec. 10, 2015—Combining inhibitors of the BMP signaling pathway with standard chemotherapy drugs may overcome drug resistance in ovarian cancer.

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Hach shows age not always a barrier to cancer therapy

Sep. 3, 2015—Phila Hach recently celebrated her 89th birthday and she has had much to celebrate over the years.

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Study seeks to ease ‘chemobrain’ for cancer patients

Aug. 20, 2015—Many women who receive chemotherapy for breast cancer report problems with their thinking, memory and attention after treatment.

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Drug combos enhance ovarian cancer cell death

Aug. 11, 2015—Drugs that target DNA damage improve ovarian cancer cell response to platinum chemotherapies, suggesting new therapeutic opportunities.

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Daniels receives research grant from Knights Templar Eye Foundation to study retinoblastoma treatment

Jun. 25, 2015—Vanderbilt investigator Anthony Daniels has received a grant from the Knights Templar Eye Foundation to develop new, safe and effective treatments for retinoblastoma, the most common ocular cancer in children.

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Dietitian and friends donate chemo care bags to VICC patients

May. 28, 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.

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Improving breast cancer chemo by testing tumors in a dish

Oct. 28, 2014—A team of biomedical engineers has developed a new "tumor-in-a-dish" technology that promises to improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy.

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Potential mechanism for myeloma drug’s variable toxicity

Apr. 30, 2014—A genetic variant is associated with toxicity of the chemotherapy drug melphalan, and could guide individualized dosing for the medication.

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