Tom Wilemon

Chris Williams, MD, PhD

Chris Williams named VICC director for Research Education

Chris Williams, MD, PhD, associate dean for Physician-Scientist Education and Training at Vanderbilt University, has been named to lead Research Education at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD

Karen Winkfield named VICC director for Community Outreach and Engagement

Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD, Ingram Professor of Cancer Research, has been named associate director for Community Outreach and Engagement at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

Jennifer Pietenpol, PhD

Pietenpol to receive ASCO’s highest honor

Jennifer Pietenpol, PhD, will be recognized at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) with one of its highest honors.

Eunyoung Choi, PhD

Eunyoung Choi’s gastric cancer research merits AACR-Debbie’s Dream funding

Ongoing research by Eunyoung Choi, PhD, into how cells transform into abnormal versions of themselves that are the precursors to stomach cancer has received support from the American Association for Cancer Research.

Study identifies molecule as potential target for treating AML

While immune checkpoint inhibitors that target the PD-1 molecule on T-cells have proven to be effective with many cancers, these immunotherapies have not worked for acute myeloid leukemia (AML), but new research has identified a “cousin” molecule as a potential therapeutic target for AML. 

Scalp cooling allows woman to keep hair during chemotherapy

The Food and Drug Administration first granted marketing approval for the DigniCap system for patients with breast cancer in 2015, then in 2017 the FDA expanded the authorization, making it the first cooling cap cleared for use in cancer patients with solid tumors, such as breast cancer, ovarian cancer and colorectal cancer.

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