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Author: Tom Wilemon

NCI director urges action to address delayed cancer diagnoses

Nov. 23, 2020—Delayed cancer diagnoses and treatment due to concerns about potential coronavirus exposure will lead to collateral deaths beyond the pandemic, National Cancer Institute (NCI) Director Ned Sharpless, MD, said Thursday during a virtual visit at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Hot spots identified for colorectal cancer mortality rates among young women

Nov. 23, 2020—Women diagnosed with early-onset colorectal cancer have a greater risk of dying from the disease depending upon their county of residence, according to a study published in Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology.

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New drug for metastatic colorectal cancer enters phase 3 trial

Nov. 18, 2020—A new therapy for metastatic colorectal cancer that has been granted fast track designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is being tested in a phase 3 clinical trial at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

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Study underscores importance of personalized medicine in kidney cancer

Nov. 10, 2020—A new study sheds light on how molecular subsets within the tumors of kidney cancer patients determine treatment outcomes and underscores the importance of personalized medicine in making therapy decisions.

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Rini to lead NCI study of COVID-19 in cancer patients

Oct. 29, 2020—Brian Rini, MD, is leading a study launched by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) that will closely monitor cancer patients who acquire COVID-19 with the goal of providing highly detailed data to guide future care.

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Lovly to chair foundation’s scientific leadership board

Oct. 29, 2020—Christine Lovly, MD, PhD, Ingram Associate Professor of Cancer Research, has been named incoming chair of GO2 Foundation's Scientific Leadership Board (SLB).

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VUMC researchers selected for inaugural FDA-AACR fellowship

Oct. 29, 2020—Henry Henderson III, PhD, and Justin Lo, MD, PhD, are members of the 2020-2021 inaugural class of FDA-AACR Oncology Educational Fellows.

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Park named director of Hematology and Oncology at VICC

Oct. 21, 2020—After serving as interim director since Jan. 1, Ben Ho Park, MD, PhD, Donna S. Hall Professor of Breast Cancer Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named director of the Division of Hematology and Oncology.

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‘Black in Cancer’ promotes diversity in research

Oct. 21, 2020—Black In Cancer, an initiative cofounded by Henry Henderson III, PhD, a postdoctoral researcher at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, is making an impact just two months after its inception.

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Initiative seeks to extract cancer phenotypes from electronic health records

Oct. 15, 2020—The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has funded the development of interactive visual tools that will allow researchers to extract cancer phenotypes from electronic medical records.

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Diversity role model inspires career path

Oct. 1, 2020—Portia Thomas grew up in Doerun, Georgia, a small, rural city named by pioneer hunters as a place with “a perfect doe run,” where the population has hovered around 800 people for the past 30 years. A childhood impression lifted her aspirations beyond her hometown and inspired her to pursue a career as a physician-scientist.

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VICC receives ‘exceptional’ score with renewal as an NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Sep. 29, 2020—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) received an overall “exceptional” score for its research impact and excellence in patient care. This achievement merits renewed funding from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and places it once again in a top group of NCI Comprehensive Cancer Centers.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

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

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