cancer biology Archives
Links between immune cells and metabolism explored
Nov. 10, 2016—At the intersection of immunology and metabolism is a burgeoning new field: immunometabolism. It’s an area where Vanderbilt has exceptional strengths, said Jeffrey Rathmell, Ph.D., Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Immunobiology.
A DARPP role in gastric cancer
Nov. 3, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered a link between Helicobacter pylori infection, inflammation and gastric cancer that could suggest new anti-cancer therapies.
EGF receptor found to regulate macrophage inflammation in gut
Oct. 13, 2016—Researchers at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine have uncovered a link between epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) signaling and the inflammatory response to bacterial infection in the gastrointestinal tract.
Basic science, extraordinary impact
Oct. 6, 2016—The discoveries that can change the course of human health forever often begin in the tiniest places: in molecules and cells, at the most fundamental intersection of physics, chemistry and biology. Understanding how these cellular and molecular processes work is the focus of basic biomedical research at Vanderbilt.
In search of new cancer targets
Sep. 9, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers developed a new algorithm to find clinically targetable gene rearrangements in cancers.
Proliferative capacity of neuroblastoma
Aug. 31, 2016—The sphere-forming frequency of neuroblastoma cells is a measure of their proliferative capacity and could help guide treatment strategies for neuroblastoma.
New breast cancer driver
Aug. 26, 2016—Vanderbilt investigators have demonstrated that a certain protein complex drives tumor progression in aggressive breast cancers.
Lovly tapped to brief Congress on cancer research
Jun. 22, 2016—Christine Lovly, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology, has been selected to testify before members of Congress about the importance of cancer research, including early training programs for individuals interested in science.
Pulmonary fibrosis culprits
Jun. 6, 2016—New findings identify isoketal-modified proteins as a previously unrecognized feature of pulmonary fibrosis and as a potential therapeutic target for this disease.
Thompson’s Discovery Lecture
May. 12, 2016—Craig Thompson, M.D., president and CEO of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, spoke about his lab’s research linking metabolism to stem cell maintenance during his recent Flexner Discovery Lecture.
Current cancer drug discovery method flawed: VUMC study
May. 5, 2016—The primary method used to test compounds for anti-cancer activity in cells is flawed, Vanderbilt University researchers reported May 2 in Nature Methods.
Drug combos for glioblastoma
May. 3, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered that activation of a certain signaling pathway protects brain cancers from targeted therapies, suggesting that using therapeutics that block both pathways may be a promising treatment.