Author: Tom Wilemon
Apr. 23, 2020—A team of Vanderbilt researchers constructed polygenic risk scores (PRS) based on genomic variants associated with eight common cancers and concluded they could potentially be used for personalized risk assessments.
Apr. 3, 2020—After serving as the department’s interim leader, Eric Shinohara, MD, MSCI, vice chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named as the department’s chair.
Apr. 2, 2020—A Vanderbilt gastroenterologist is helping lead an effort to establish screening guidelines for gastric cancer in the United States, where the number of people at risk for the cancer is increasing as the nation’s population becomes more diverse.
Mar. 23, 2020—Vanderbilt researchers have identified haplotypes, ancestral fragments of DNA, that are associated with hereditary prostate cancer (HPC) in a first-of-its-kind genomic study made possible by the study of prostate cancer patients with family histories of the disease.
Mar. 12, 2020—Teresa Knoop, MSN, RN, assistant director of Clinical Operations for the Clinical Trials Office at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been elected to the board of directors of the Oncology Nursing Society.
Mar. 5, 2020—Satya Das, MD, has been awarded a $300,000 grant for a two-year period by the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation.
Feb. 27, 2020—Dona Potter, 87, rode Harleys and drove 18-wheelers back when men dominated the open highways, and she is still defying expectations.
Feb. 20, 2020—New therapies that re-engineer patients’ T-cells to target cancer and advances in stem cell transplantations that make it easier for patients to be matched with donors are among the topics at an upcoming symposium.
Feb. 13, 2020—An advocacy group for patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase positive lung cancer has awarded a $500,000 grant dedicated to overcoming treatment resistance to the cancer.
Feb. 6, 2020—Josh Ferris was sitting in a hunting blind on Nov. 15, 2018, the first day of deer season in Michigan and the one-year anniversary of his stem cell donation, when he received an email from Todd Adams of Nashville, the recipient of his life-saving gift.