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Researchers putting the brakes on lethal childhood cancer

May. 3, 2019—Malignant rhabdoid tumor (MRT) is one of the most aggressive and lethal childhood cancers. Although rare — about 20 to 25 new cases are diagnosed annually in the United States — there is no standard effective treatment for the disease, which is driven by loss of an anti-cancer protein called SNF5. The chances are very small that a child will survive a year after MRT diagnosis.

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Sweatt, Tansey discuss influence of epigenetics on research

Nov. 2, 2017—Basic research underway at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is raising hopes that one day it will be possible to reverse memory loss in people with Alzheimer’s disease and stop a major driver of cancer in its tracks.

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Vanderbilt’s Sweatt, Tansey set for next Discovery Lecture

Oct. 19, 2017—How epigenetic regulation of gene transcription forms new memories and triggers cancerous growth is the subject of the next Vanderbilt Discovery Lecture on Oct. 26.

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VICC Annual Scientific Retreat slated for May 4

Apr. 27, 2017—Leading cancer investigators from several prominent universities and laboratories will headline the 2017 Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Annual Scientific Retreat, to be held Thursday, May 4.

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Lemonade Stand grant boosts Tansey’s pediatric tumor research

Sep. 1, 2016—William Tansey, Ph.D., professor of Cell Development and 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).

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‘Docking stations’ on chromosomes new anti-cancer target

Mar. 26, 2015—Vanderbilt University researchers have discovered a cleft in a chromosome-binding protein that may hold the key to stopping most cancers in their tracks.

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Record number elected AAAS fellows

Nov. 29, 2012—Seventeen members of Vanderbilt University’s faculty have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) this year.

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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.

Vanderbilt Medicine

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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