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$1 millon grant establishes drug discovery center at Vanderbilt

Dec. 12, 2006— Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received a five-year, $1 million grant from the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) to apply the powerful science of proteomics to drug discovery.

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MEHARRY/VANDERBILT-INGRAM CANCER PARTNERSHIP AWARDED $14 MILLION GRANT FOR CANCER STUDY

Nov. 28, 2006— The Meharry/Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Partnership has been awarded $14 million by the National Cancer Institute for research that seeks to reduce cancer mortality among African Americans and other minorities.

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Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, AstraZeneca Form Master Agreement to Streamline Research Collaborations

Nov. 28, 2006— The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and AstraZeneca have developed a master scientific agreement to streamline and integrate collaborations in basic, translational and clinical cancer research, officials with the company and cancer center announced today.

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MELANOMA EDUCATIONAL SESSION SET OCT. 21 FOR SURVIVORS, FAMILY MEMBERS AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS

Sep. 21, 2006—On Saturday, Oct. 21, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) will host an educational symposium for melanoma patients, family and health care providers.

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Op-ed: We’re beating cancer, so why stall funding for research?

Sep. 14, 2006—Earlier this year, with surprisingly little media attention, we celebrated a major milestone in the fight against cancer — for the first time in record-keeping history, the number of American lives lost to cancer declined.

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New Yoga-like Class Offered for Breast Cancer Survivors

Aug. 24, 2006—The Vanderbilt Breast Center is offering a new class for breast cancer survivors during or after treatment, using the ancient Chinese practice of Qigong, pronounced "chee gung," to help promote renewal and restoration.

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First Adult Cancer Patient in Nashville to Receive Stem Cell Transplant from Umbilical Cord Blood at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

Jun. 8, 2006—When 24-year-old Charles Dougherty checks into Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center tomorrow, he'll be preparing for a treatment that has never been performed before in an adult patient in Nashville, and will be only the second case in Tennessee history.

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Nationwide Breast Cancer Prevention Trial Resuts

Apr. 18, 2006—Results of Nationwide Breast Cancer Prevention Trial Show Osteoporosis Drug Raloxifene is as Effective as Tamoxifen in Preventing Invasive Breast Cancer; Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is Only Regional Participant

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Results of Nationwide Breast Cancer Prevention Trial Show Osteoporosis Drug Raloxifene is as Effective as Tamoxifen in Preventing Invasive Breast Cancer; Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is Only Regional Participant

Apr. 17, 2006—Initial Results of the Study of Tamoxifen and Raloxifene or STAR, released today revealed the osteoporosis drug raloxifene has been proved to be as effective as tamoxifen in preventing invasive breast cancer.

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Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Research Earns Funding from Lance Armstrong Foundation to Study Effects of Exercise on Curbing Memory Problems Associated with Chemotherapy

Mar. 20, 2006—Researchers at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center are studying whether exercise can help curb memory and cognitive problems experienced by many cancer survivors following chemotherapy.

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Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Researchers Find Ginseng May Improve Breast Cancer Outcomes

Mar. 15, 2006—Ginseng, one of the most widely used herbs in traditional Chinese medicine, may improve survival and quality of life after a diagnosis of breast cancer, according to a recent study by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers. The large epidemiological study, led by Xiao-Ou Shu, M.D., Ph.D., was published online recently in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

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Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Receives Funding to Identify Signals for Breast Cancer in the Blood and Women at High-Risk for the Disease

Mar. 8, 2006—A team of researchers at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has been awarded $1.5 million from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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