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Cells with LIP eat their neighbors

Sep. 13, 2012—A transcription factor called LIP is capable of causing one cell to consume another.

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Arteaga named to Komen scientific advisory board

Aug. 2, 2012—Carlos Arteaga, M.D., associate director for Clinical Research and director of the Breast Cancer Program at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been named to the Scientific Advisory Board of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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Photo: Tickled Pink

Jul. 26, 2012—Members of the Music City Figure Skating Club recently presented a check to the staff of the Vanderbilt Breast Center. The club held a “Tickled Pink” fundraising event in honor of former coach Karen Gibbons, who died from breast cancer. The Breast Center will use the funds to buy gas cards for breast cancer patients...

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VU study finds stress fuels breast cancer metastasis to bone

Jul. 18, 2012—Stress can promote breast cancer cell colonization of bone, Vanderbilt Center for Bone Biology investigators have discovered.

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Vanderbilt identifies genes linked to breast cancer chemo resistance

Jun. 11, 2012—A study led by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center investigators has identified a gene expression pattern that may explain why chemotherapy prior to surgery isn’t effective against some tumors and suggests new therapy options for patients with specific subtypes of breast cancer.

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VUCast Newscast: Teach Twice

Apr. 13, 2012—This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast: Teach Twice: A Vanderbilt senior’s big idea becomes a social enterprise business College Halls at Kissam: See the future big brother of the Ingram Commons Broccoli’s cancer-chopping benefits

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Walk-in mammograms available at TVC

Dec. 9, 2011—Vanderbilt faculty and staff members who want to receive breast cancer screening mammograms before the end of the year can visit The Vanderbilt Clinic (TVC) mammography suite without an appointment. The walk-in mammograms are available Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 3:20 p.m., on the first floor of TVC, with check-in at room 1630. Insurance will be...

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Folate may lower breast cancer risk for some

Sep. 29, 2011—Low folate levels may increase a premenopausal woman’s risk of developing breast cancer.

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Soy foods not a risk for breast cancer survivors

Apr. 12, 2011—After years of confusion about the safety of soy food consumption by breast cancer survivors, a large new study found that eating soy foods did not increase the risk of cancer recurrence or death among breast cancer survivors. The study was presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting in Orlando, Fla....

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Protein related to aging holds breast cancer clues

Feb. 1, 2011—The most common type of breast cancer in older women – estrogen and progesterone receptor (ER/PR) positive breast cancer – has been linked to a protein that fends off aging-related cellular damage. A new study led by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researcher David Gius now shows how a deficiency in this aging-associated protein may set the...

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Breast cancer patients with strong social network live longer

Jan. 31, 2011—Breast cancer patients who have a strong social support system in the first year after diagnosis are less likely to die or have a recurrence of cancer, according to new research from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and the Shanghai Institute of Preventive Medicine. The study, led by first author Meira Epplein, assistant professor of medicine, was...

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