breast cancer

New breast cancer driver

Vanderbilt investigators have demonstrated that a certain protein complex drives tumor progression in aggressive breast cancers.

Breast cancer: finding the smoking gun

A new method developed at Vanderbilt may help “inventory” all tumor-promoting genes.

African American woman looks up at sky

VICC researchers to study reasons for high breast cancer incidence and mortality rates among African-American women

A cancer research consortium headed by investigators at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and two other institutions have received $12 million in federal funding to help determine why African-American women die at a higher rate and have more aggressive breast cancer than white women.

A smiling woman in her 50s in front of a rock wall.

Study explores how some breast cancers resist treatment

A targeted therapy for triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), the most aggressive form of breast cancer, has shown potential promise in a recently published study. TNBC is the only type of breast cancer for which there are no currently approved targeted therapies.

Switching breast cancer off

Signaling by a receptor that is overexpressed in aggressive forms of breast cancer has been linked to glutamine metabolism, suggesting new anti-cancer therapeutic targets.

Annual Pink Out women’s basketball game set for Feb. 14

Pink will be the dominant color in Memorial Gymnasium Sunday, Feb. 14, as the Vanderbilt Commodores Women’s Basketball team participates in the annual Pink Out! game to raise awareness about breast cancer.

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