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Motor protein revs up cell division

Jul. 29, 2013—A motor protein that helps drive cell division may be a promising new target for cancer therapeutics.

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Factor’s yin-yang tumor effects

Jun. 10, 2013—A factor produced by most malignant cells can both promote and inhibit tumor growth – an insight that is critical to using cancer drugs developed to block this factor.

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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society honors Ohi’s research

Jun. 6, 2013—Puck Ohi, Ph.D., assistant professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, has received the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society SCHOLAR award for his research on the role of enzymes that affect cell division, which has implications for treating cancer and blood disorders like leukemia and lymphoma.

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West Tennessee Healthcare and Vanderbilt University Medical Center announce academic affiliation agreement

May. 21, 2013—Leaders of West Tennessee Healthcare (WTH) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center today announced an academic affiliation agreement which further establishes a collaborative relationship between the two institutions, now for the creation of new cancer programs in West Tennessee. The new agreement creates a framework for the future development of cooperative programs between Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center...

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Cancer studies reveal new genetic variants

Apr. 4, 2013—The future of cancer is becoming clearer. And it’s not looking so good for cancer.

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Fingers and toes: joint forming factor

Apr. 1, 2013—The gene Has2 participates in signaling that is important in developing fingers and toes, and may have relevance for cancer development.

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Patient’s cancer journey inspires fund for research

Mar. 21, 2013—There’s a long list of Vanderbilt faculty and staff who made an impact on Terri and Steve Voland when Steve was treated at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center for a rare type of cancer in his neck and spine.

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New drugs a good BET for brain cancer

Mar. 20, 2013—A novel class of drugs that target “BET” proteins may have broad utility for treating genetically diverse brain tumors.

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Vaccination key to preventing HPV-related cancers

Feb. 28, 2013—Vaccinating young males and females against several types of human papillomavirus (HPV) could dramatically reduce the incidence of HPV-related cancers worldwide, according to Douglas Lowy, M.D., deputy director of the National Cancer Institute.

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Factor CITED in pediatric liver cancer

Feb. 20, 2013—Vanderbilt researchers report that they have found a factor involved in the persistence of embryonic cells implicated in childhood liver cancer.

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Seminar to help patients cope with impact of cancer treatments

Feb. 7, 2013—Cancer patients undergoing some forms of chemotherapy often lose some or all of their hair, as well as eyebrows and eyelashes.

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‘Champions’ wanted for nationwide cancer prevention study

Feb. 6, 2013—What if you could prevent even one family member from hearing the words, “You have cancer”? The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers from the Vanderbilt community to become “champions” who spread the word about a historic cancer research study coming to Langford Auditorium April 25. Many individuals diagnosed with cancer struggle to answer the...

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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