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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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Brain tumor TIP reveals new target

Feb. 4, 2013—The protein TIP-1 appears to be a novel prognostic marker for glioblastoma and may be a good therapeutic target for disrupting tumor-driven blood vessel development.

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For Cancer Center’s Joyce, volunteering comes naturally

Jan. 31, 2013—Nearly every week since 1988, cancer patients and families visiting Vanderbilt University Medical Center have been able to count on a comforting routine — at least one morning per week they are greeted by the same smiling volunteer who dispenses a dose of friendship along with coffee, snacks and advice about how to navigate the sprawling Medical Center campus.

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Study helps define pancreatic cancer’s cellular origins

Jan. 17, 2013—Vanderbilt and University of California investigators have discovered the “cell of origin” for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, a finding that could lead to early detection methods and new treatments.

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NCI report shows cancer death rates declining

Jan. 10, 2013—Cancer death rates for most forms of cancer have continued to decline in the United States among men and women and all major racial and ethnic groups, according to the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer.

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A drug combo for ovarian cancer

Dec. 24, 2012—Combining another drug with platinum-based chemotherapies may be more effective against ovarian cancer.

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Cancer markers from archived tissue

Dec. 20, 2012—Archived tissue samples are yielding new disease biomarkers.

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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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