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Growth factor blockade targets breast tumors

Aug. 14, 2014—Inhibition of BMP growth factor signaling reduces breast tumor burden and metastasis.

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VICC investigators land Komen breast cancer research grants

Jul. 31, 2014—Two Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center investigators have received multi-year breast cancer research grants from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Breast Cancer Foundation.

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New target for breast cancer therapy

Jul. 31, 2014—The protein MTBP is overexpressed in an aggressive type of breast cancer, and it regulates another protein implicated in many cancer types, suggesting that it may be a good target for new therapeutics.

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Gene study focuses on breast cancer in East Asian women

Jul. 24, 2014—A new study in East Asian women has identified three genetic changes linked to an increased risk of breast cancer. The research, led by Vanderbilt University investigators, was published online this week in Nature Genetics.

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Breast tissue growth protein may promote cancer: study

Jul. 17, 2014—A protein essential for growth of normal breast tissue also may play a role in breast cancer, Vanderbilt University researchers have found.

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VICC’s Abramson lands breast cancer clinical research award

Jul. 17, 2014—Vandana Abramson, M.D., assistant professor of Medicine and a breast cancer specialist at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, has received the Advanced Clinical Research Award in Breast Cancer from the Conquer Cancer Foundation (CCF).

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VICC’s Arteaga assumes presidency of AACR

Apr. 17, 2014—Carlos L. Arteaga, M.D., professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology and Donna S. Hall Professor of Breast Cancer Research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), assumed the presidency of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) for 2014-2015 during the group’s annual meeting last week in San Diego.

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3-D imaging enhances options for breast cancer screening

Mar. 27, 2014—The Vanderbilt Breast Center at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks has added tomosynthesis mammography, an imaging technique that creates a three-dimensional image of breast tissue, to help screen patients for breast cancer.

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Studies shed new light on breast cancer development

Feb. 20, 2014—Rebecca Cook, Ph.D., assistant professor of Cancer Biology, has spent her life trying to understand what makes things grow, from seedlings in soil to tumor cells in the body.

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Cancer drug enhances cognition

Dec. 16, 2013—The breast cancer drug tamoxifen improves cognitive performance in post-menopausal women.

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VU study sheds new light on DNA replication

Nov. 7, 2013—David Cortez, Ph.D., and his Vanderbilt colleagues report new findings that shed light on fundamental processes involved in DNA replication and have implications for cancer therapies that target these processes.

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New technique tracks breast cancer subtypes, treatment effectiveness

Oct. 17, 2013—A group of Vanderbilt researchers has used laser technology and a custom-built multiphoton microscope to distinguish breast cancer subtypes and determine if specific therapies are working against the cancer cells in as little as two days.

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