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Overcoming lung cancer drug resistance

Feb. 10, 2016—Vanderbilt investigators have discovered a way to overcome the resistance of some lung cancers to certain targeted therapies, which could lead to more effective treatments for lung cancer patients.

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VICC joins other major cancer centers in HPV vaccine campaign

Feb. 4, 2016—In response to low national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV), Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) has joined 68 of the nation’s other NCI-designated cancer centers in recommending increased HPV vaccination for the prevention of cancer.

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Findings offer new insight on how cell division proteins work

Jan. 28, 2016—A family of proteins with critical roles in cell division, synaptic transmission and cell migration don’t all function the way scientists thought they did, according to two new studies led by Vanderbilt researchers.

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Five candidates sought for Runyon Cancer Clinical Investigator Award

Nov. 13, 2015—Vanderbilt University may nominate five candidates for the 2016 Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Clinical Investigator Award.

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Computer extracts cancer stage

Nov. 13, 2015—Vanderbilt investigators developed a computerized natural language processing algorithm to extract cancer stages from electronic medical records.

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Study helps clarify components of DNA ‘copy machine’

Nov. 12, 2015—Vanderbilt investigators have generated a “parts list” for the molecular machinery that duplicates DNA each time a cell divides. The research has implications for cancer therapies that target components of this machinery.

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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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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

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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