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VICC researchers in spotlight at national cancer conference

Jun. 19, 2014—New Vanderbilt research suggests patients with advanced melanoma — the most deadly form of skin cancer — could safely benefit from a combination of immunotherapy and targeted therapies aimed at specific gene mutations.

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Cellular forces aid tumor invasion

May. 22, 2014—The contractile machinery inside tumor cells increases invasive properties, suggesting it might be a good target to inhibit cancer cell spread.

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PET probe detects dying tumor cells

May. 8, 2014—A novel PET imaging probe detects tumor cell death in vivo and could be useful for personalizing cancer medicine.

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A new way to target cancer-driver Ras

Mar. 13, 2014—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered small molecules that turn off cancerous Ras signals in a new way.

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Southwest Airlines provides Vanderbilt patients with free flights

Mar. 10, 2014—by Jerry Jones Vanderbilt University Medical Center is one of 73 nonprofit hospitals and medical organizations selected for the Southwest Airlines 2014 Medical Transportation Grant Program. It is the fourth year Vanderbilt has received a Southwest transportation grant. The grant is administered by Vanderbilt LifeFlight and will help approximately 60 Vanderbilt patients reduce the burden...

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Moses to receive Vanderbilt Distinguished Alumni Award

Jan. 20, 2014—Harold “Hal” Moses, the Hortense B. the Ingram Professor of Cancer Research at Vanderbilt University, is the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award — the highest honor for a member of the Vanderbilt alumni community.

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Cancer cells combine tools to increase invasiveness

Dec. 19, 2013—Two features of invasive cancer cells — invadopodia and exosomes — are linked together, Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered.

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Targeting tumor “supply lines”

Dec. 18, 2013—A metabolic enzyme plays a crucial role in vascular development and may be a good target for cancer therapies.

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Cell changes en route to stomach cancer

Sep. 26, 2013—Molecular characterization of pre-cancerous changes in cells lining the stomach could point to lesions with a greater risk of progression to cancer.

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Live Facebook chat on hereditary cancer risk

Sep. 20, 2013—Join an upcoming live Facebook Chat in which Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center experts will answer your questions about hereditary cancer risk on Sept. 24 at 6 p.m.

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VU study brings genome’s ‘dark matter’ into light

Sep. 19, 2013—Using technology he helped develop, Vanderbilt University scientist Bryan Venters, Ph.D., has shed new light on the “dark matter” of the genome and has begun to explore a possible new approach to treating cancer.

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Fishing for new anti-cancer drugs

Sep. 18, 2013—Vanderbilt investigators used an in vivo screen in zebrafish to identify a potential new anti-cancer drug.

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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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