Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center


Study of messenger RNA regulatory mechanism reveals cancer risk genes

The Vanderbilt study used RNA-sequencing data generated in multiple normal tissues, along with matched genotype data from the Genotype-Tissue Expression Project as well as large-scale genomic data for cancers of the breast, ovary, prostate, colorectum, lung and pancreas.

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s clinicians will staff the Cancer Center at Cookeville Regional Medical Center

Through this agreement Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and advanced practice nurses will be Cookeville Regional’s exclusive providers of cancer services.

Abigail Lindsey Rich talks about her research poster with Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center director Ben Ho Park, MD, PhD. (photo by Donn Jones)

Speakers share history of hereditary cancers at scientific retreat 

Speakers at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center 25th Annual Scientific Retreat detailed the history of hereditary cancer discoveries and gave overviews about ongoing research. 

Patient Johnny Cleveland, right, with Kamran Idrees, MD, MSCI, MMHC.

Robotic pancreatectomy speeds recovery time for retired educator 

He knew he needed complicated surgery, so researching his options, he learned about the Vanderbilt surgical team led by Kamran Idrees, MD, MSCI, MMHC, Ingram Associate Professor of Cancer Research.

Spring Donor Celebration attendees included, from left, Owen Canavan, Meghan Hibey, Beth Canavan and Karl Canavan. (photo by Erin O. Smith)

Event honors donors’ ongoing support, generosity

Members of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Canby Robinson Society recently joined CEO and President Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, and his wife, Melinda, at Cheekwood Botanic Hall for the Spring Donor Celebration, an annual event honoring donors for their loyal support.


Breast cancer risk variants identified for women of African ancestry

A study led by researchers from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center sheds light on some of the genetic variants that make breast cancer more deadly for women of African ancestry and significantly reduces the disparity in knowledge for assessing their genomic risk factors.

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