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Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center Archives

Research explores link between stem cell transplant, diabetes

Jan. 17, 2019—About a decade ago, at the beginning of his career in academic medicine, Brian Engelhardt, MD, MSCI, noticed that many of his patients receiving a stem cell transplant for their blood cancer ended up with diabetes.

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Study shows magnesium optimizes vitamin D status

Dec. 14, 2018—A randomized trial by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers indicates that magnesium optimizes vitamin D status, raising it in people with deficient levels and lowering it in people with high levels.

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Philip’s liver cancer research receives V Foundation support

Dec. 13, 2018—Mary Philip, MD, PhD, has been named a 2019 V Scholar and will receive $200,000 from the V Foundation for Cancer Research.

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Breast cancer-killing RIG

Dec. 13, 2018—A compound that activates a virus-sensing receptor has potent therapeutic effects in a mouse model of breast cancer.

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Berkeley’s Bissell highlights Retreat for Cancer Research

Dec. 13, 2018—Mina Bissell, PhD, gave an overview of her career at the 18th Annual Retreat for Cancer Research, detailing how she basically followed her nose to become an acclaimed scientist.

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RNA processing and antiviral immunity

Dec. 13, 2018—John Karijolich and colleagues have discovered a link between cellular RNA processing and the innate cellular immune response to viral pathogens.

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Precision radiation aids patient’s cancer battle

Dec. 6, 2018—After undergoing precision radiation therapy at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, 90-year-old Imogene Stranch quickly returned to her workout routine at the Bellevue Family YMCA.

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Lung cancer survival signal

Nov. 29, 2018—A receptor thought to be a cell growth inhibitor actually sends pro-survival signals in small cell lung cancer and is a candidate biomarker for poor prognosis.

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Cancer fight personal for VICC Ambassadors chair

Nov. 29, 2018—Cancer made itself known to Ashley Larcinese in 2004 for the first time — when she was earning a graduate degree in information technology from Belmont University and was introduced to Nashville entrepreneur Sonny Clark, the mentor who took her under his wing and helped launch her career. He was fighting leukemia at the time.

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Surgeon helps restore cancer patients’ functionality

Nov. 15, 2018—Sarah Rohde long had an interest in treating cancer, and her research during her undergraduate and medical school years at the University of Virginia underscored that. What she didn’t expect was to become a surgeon.

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Immunotherapies linked to specific heart complications

Nov. 15, 2018—In the first large-scale analysis of cardiovascular complications linked to immune checkpoint inhibitors, Vanderbilt researchers have shown that heart and vessel complications include myocarditis, pericarditis, vasculitis and arrhythmias, and that they occur early in the course of treatment.

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Clinical fellows program bolstered by new NCI grant

Nov. 8, 2018—A new grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) will fund an intensively mentored training experience for clinical fellows at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for the next five years.

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