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Green tea found to reduce rate of some GI cancers

Oct. 31, 2012—Green tea may lower risk of some digestive cancers.

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Cancer research and education agreement announced between Baptist Memorial Health Care and Vanderbilt University

Oct. 29, 2012—Executives with Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation in Memphis, Tenn., and Vanderbilt University Medical Center today announced an academic affiliation agreement — paving the way for new clinical research and academic education opportunities that are designed to enhance cancer programs. The new affiliation establishes a framework for collaborative oncology initiatives between Baptist Cancer Center and...

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Myelosuppression unit set to move to new CCT space

Oct. 18, 2012—The 10th floor of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Critical Care Tower, housing a new myelosuppression unit, will open Oct. 27. The Critical Care Tower, an 11-story, 329,000-square-foot addition to Vanderbilt University Hospital (VUH), originally opened in 2009 with 12 operating rooms and three patient care units. Four floors were shelled for future growth, and the...

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Proteins help flip tumor’s invasive switch

Oct. 4, 2012—Vanderbilt investigators have identified how two key components of cancer's invasive "switch" — the series of signaling events that turn on a tumor cell’s invasive behavior — work together.

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Target acquired for aggressive tumor

Sep. 27, 2012—New therapeutic target for angiosarcoma – an aggressive, highly fatal tumor of the blood vessels – identified.

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HER2 may impact lung cancer therapy

Sep. 21, 2012—A protein associated with aggressive breast cancers may also influence resistance of lung cancer to targeted therapies.

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Photo: Signing up

Sep. 20, 2012—LaManda Watson, left, receives a Team Vanderbilt T-shirt from Elizabeth Wilson for participating in the Fall Cancer Walks signup event held recently.  Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is sponsoring at least eight cancer walks this fall. For more information and to register online, visit www.viccfallwalks.org.

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Carmaker’s gift boosts childhood cancer research

Sep. 13, 2012—Patrick Grohar, M.D., Ph.D., was awarded a $250,000 Hyundai Hope on Wheels grant last week for his research into potential drug therapies for Ewing sarcoma, a cancer of the bone.

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Vanderbilt-led study reveals racial disparities in prostate cancer care

Aug. 30, 2012—Racial differences exist in quality surgical care, new research from VICC finds.

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Gene linked to familial prostate cancer

Aug. 23, 2012—A rare, inherited mutation confers an eightfold increased risk of prostate cancer, a recent study shows.

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Method may refine personalized trials for cancer therapy

Aug. 16, 2012—A new tool to observe cell behavior has revealed surprising clues about how cancer cells respond to therapy, and may offer a way to further refine personalized cancer treatments.

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Study links rare genetic marker to brain cancer

Aug. 9, 2012—Investigators from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and three other cancer centers have identified a link between a rare genetic variant and the risk of developing glioma.

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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.

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VUMC campus

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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