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Cancer Survivorship Celebration set for Nov. 1

Oct. 22, 2015—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, in partnership with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, is hosting the 2015 Cancer Survivorship Celebration Sunday, Nov. 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center.

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Biomarker for intestinal tumors

Oct. 21, 2015—A new marker could be useful for diagnosing and treating neuroendocrine tumors of the small intestines.

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Potential target for lung cancer therapy

Oct. 5, 2015—The glutamine transporter protein appears to contribute to the survival of lung cancer cells, suggesting it may be a useful diagnostic biomarker and target for therapies.

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How to build a basement

Sep. 9, 2015—Understanding the action of a certain enzyme will shed light on basement membrane function, and on disorders ranging from diabetic kidney disease to cancer.

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Bad “traffic” linked to cancer

Sep. 3, 2015—Understanding how signaling molecules are transported within and out of the cell may help to uncover the causes of certain cancers.

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Exercise during teen years linked to lowered risk of cancer death later

Aug. 4, 2015—Women who exercised during their teen years were less likely to die from cancer and all other causes during middle-age and later in life, according to a new study by investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Shanghai Cancer Institute in China.

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Anticancer olive compounds

Jul. 27, 2015—Compounds found in olives and olive oil have anticancer activity, which may contribute to the cancer preventive properties attributed to the Mediterranean diet.

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Targeting bone metastasis

Jul. 23, 2015—The rigidity of the bone extracellular matrix increases the ability of tumor cells to destroy bone, suggesting new targets for anticancer drug development.

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Award-winning VICC investigators in spotlight at ASCO

Jun. 25, 2015—The 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, held May 29 - June 2 in Chicago, put multiple Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center investigators in the spotlight.

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Lit up COX-2 cancer probe

Jun. 17, 2015—A new imaging probe developed by Vanderbilt investigators enhances tumor visibility and has broad applications in diagnosing and monitoring patients with cancer.

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Tools for exploring ‘omics’ data

May. 18, 2015—The NetGestalt computing portal integrates vast amounts of data to aid users in finding biologically and clinically relevant information.

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Best hospital depends on cancer type

Apr. 22, 2015—Best hospital rankings for cancer do not take into account the fact that cancer reflects many different diseases.

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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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