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‘Stretched’ cells promote cancer

Feb. 19, 2015—Mechanical stress appears to be a critical factor in activating normal tissue-associated fibroblasts to generate cancer-associated fibroblasts.

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Gene profile predicts metastasis

Feb. 9, 2015—A specific gene expression profile represents a novel, biologically relevant “signature” for identifying colon cancers with high risk of metastatic recurrence, Vanderbilt researchers have found.

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New data mining method reveals cancer-driving genes

Jan. 22, 2015—Prospecting for genes that might be implicated in cancer, a Vanderbilt University Medical Center research team has struck pay dirt.

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Enzyme affects tumor metastasis

Jan. 8, 2015—A protein that degrades the “matrix” between cells participates in the development of lung metastases from primary breast cancer in mouse models and may be a good target for breast cancer treatment.

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New insight on oral cancer culprits

Nov. 12, 2014—A new mouse model offers insight into the signaling pathways that control oral cancers – and a platform for testing anticancer therapeutics.

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Protein “pockets” help ID cancer genes

Nov. 11, 2014—Vanderbilt investigators have used a computational biology approach to uncover new cancer drivers and biomarkers of anticancer drug response.

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Web storytelling study helps children cope with cancer

Oct. 23, 2014—The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) has been awarded a $1.8 million grant by National Institute of Health/National Institute of Nursing Research. The four-year grant is in partnership with the Palliative Care Research Cooperative (PCRC), and will recruit children with advanced or relapsed cancer via Facebook and develop a Web-based tool so they can...

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Gilda’s Club Nashville honors VICC’s Martin

Sep. 4, 2014—Longtime patient advocate and breast cancer survivor Pam Martin is the 2014 recipient of the Nancy Saturn Award of Inspiration from Gilda’s Club Nashville, an affiliate of the Cancer Support Community.

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Aggressive bone cancers build more blood vessels

Sep. 3, 2014—A subpopulation of bone cancer cells may be responsible for driving clinically aggressive behavior, suggesting new treatment options.

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Regulating immune regulators

Jul. 17, 2014—Understanding how to control the generation of regulatory T cells could have important implications for treating autoimmunity and cancer.

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Bringing Cancer to Light: Radiology’s invisible energies play lead role in cancer care

Jul. 7, 2014—It all started with a faint glow. It was November 1895, and the German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen was experimenting with an early cathode ray tube—a vacuum tube with a contained electric current. During his experiments he noticed an odd fluorescence in crystals on a nearby table. Surprisingly, the glow continued even when he covered the tube with...

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Vanderbilt recognized again for cancer prevention activities

Jun. 19, 2014—Vanderbilt continues to win recognition for its commitment to helping employees stay healthy, including support for activities that may protect against cancer. Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), in conjunction with Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has been re-accredited as a CEO Cancer Gold Standard employer for 2014. In 2001, former President George H.W. Bush asked a...

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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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