Jan. 27, 2006—Thanks to Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center's new Clinical Trials Mentor Program, patients considering enrolling in a clinical trial can now ask questions and get first-hand accounts from patient advocates who have already gone through the process.
Researchers at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center to conduct Phase II studies for the National Cancer Institute
Jan. 25, 2006—The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has been chosen by the National Cancer Institute to join an elite group of researchers asked to test the most cutting-edge cancer treatments in Phase II clinical trials in both solid tumor and hematologic malignancies.
Jan. 10, 2006—Researchers at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center have uncovered a clue to explain the invasive nature of an aggressive kind of brain tumor called glioblastoma multiforme, or gliomas, and their findings are published in this week's online edition of the journal Oncogene.
Nov. 28, 2005—The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is leading a multi-institutional effort supported by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to identify "molecular signatures" of lung cancer.
Nov. 2, 2005—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first new therapy in almost a decade for pancreas cancer, the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States.
Oct. 7, 2005—When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, multiple clinic visits may begin to mount, along with questions that the patient wants answered sooner rather than later.
Sep. 9, 2005—A week after Vanderbilt University began admitting students displaced by Hurricane Katrina, approximately 100 students from Gulf Coast colleges and universities had registered for classes. Vanderbilt Medical Center now has treated more than 70 Gulf Coast evacuees, hospitalizing more than 20, and its LifeFlight reserve helicopter and fixed wing aircraft and their medical teams continue to assist in disaster relief and patient transport out of the region.
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center offering cancer treatment for patients displaced by Hurricane Katrina
Sep. 6, 2005—Cancer patients displaced by Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath who are in Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky and in need of continued treatment can contact the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center for assistance.
Aug. 8, 2005—From the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute to the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, and from the University of the South to Jack Daniel's Distillery, the cultural, educational and economic engines of southeastern and Middle Tennessee and north and central Alabama will be showcased on the fourth annual Vanderbilt Roads Scholars Tour.
Vanderbilt-Ingram Announces New Research Institute To Focus On Earliest Possible Detection Of Cancers
Jun. 15, 2005— The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center will launch a new research institute, jump-started with a $10 million gift from West Tennessee businessman Jim Ayers, to develop techniques to detect cancers at their earliest, most curable stages, Vanderbilt officials announced today.
Feb. 2, 2004—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers have provided the first evidence that activation of a particular cellular receptor dramatically increases the development of precancerous polyps in the intestine.
Aug. 7, 2003—Researchers have moved a step closer to finding a "molecular fingerprint" of an individual's cancer.