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Author: Tom Wilemon

Grant bolsters Weiss’ pediatric thyroid cancer research

Nov. 7, 2019—Vivian Weiss, MD, PhD, has been named a 2020 V Scholar and will receive $200,000 from the V Foundation for Cancer Research.

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Rathmell receives 2019 Eugene P. Schonfeld Award

Nov. 6, 2019—The Kidney Cancer Association is recognizing the research accomplishments and leadership achievements of W. Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, with its top honor, the Eugene P. Schonfeld Award.

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Rathmell lands award from Lupus Research Alliance

Oct. 31, 2019—Jeffrey Rathmell, PhD, is a 2019 recipient of the Dr. William E. Paul Distinguished Innovator Award in Lupus and Autoimmunity.

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High fiber, yogurt diet associated with lower lung cancer risk

Oct. 28, 2019—A diet high in fiber and yogurt is associated with a reduced risk for lung cancer, according to a study by Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers.

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Urologic cancer expert Rini joins VICC as chief of Clinical Trials

Oct. 24, 2019—Brian Rini, MD, an internationally recognized leader in genitourinary oncology, kidney cancer, and clinical drug development, is joining Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center as the inaugural chief of Clinical Trials.

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Research summit to highlight genitourinary cancer advances

Oct. 24, 2019—Some of the nation’s leading genitourinary cancer physicians will speak about the latest advances in care at an OncLive State of the Science Summit held in collaboration with Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

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Pietenpol, Wilson land Komen cancer research support

Oct. 24, 2019—Two Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center investigators have received financial support from Susan G. Komen for breast cancer research.

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Study finds men have higher mortality rate after breast cancer diagnosis

Oct. 17, 2019—A new study shows men with breast cancer are more likely to die than their female counterparts, across all stages of disease.

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VICC’s Rathmell honored with Louisa Nelson Award

Oct. 3, 2019—Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, director of the Division of Hematology and Oncology, received an award that honors women who embody the achievement, vision and inspiration of the founder of a local distillery.

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Study identifies targeted therapy’s cardiac risks

Sep. 25, 2019—After a recent study showed that chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients who received ibrutinib as a frontline treatment had a 7% death rate, a new study offers a clearer picture on the reasons for the deaths.

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New telehealth initiative aims to enhance cancer care in rural areas

Sep. 19, 2019—VUMC is leading an effort to improve cancer care in rural areas with a telehealth initiative supported with a $3.3 million grant from the National Cancer Institute.

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Jackson named to new VICC advanced practice role

Sep. 18, 2019—Heather Jackson, MSN, RN, APRN, has been promoted to administrative director of Advanced Practice for Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

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