clinical trials Archives
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban gift supports breast cancer clinical trials at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Mar. 7, 2023—Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban have made a generous financial gift to Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in support of clinical trials for new and better therapies for breast cancer.
VUMC partners with Yale and Morehouse Schools of Medicine, industry organizations to increase diversity in clinical trials
Jul. 21, 2022—Vanderbilt is partnering with Yale School of Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine and the Research Centers in Minority Institutions Coordinating Center at the Morehouse School of Medicine in an initiative aimed at increasing diversity in clinical trials and addressing systemic barriers to participation by communities of color.
Study finds similar success rates with two devices for breathing tube placement
Dec. 15, 2021—Two devices for placing a breathing tube during critical illness had similar success rates for intubation on the first attempt, according to a study published Dec. 8 in JAMA.
Reid selected for clinical trial development program
Dec. 2, 2021—Vanderbilt's Sonya Reid, MD, MPH, has been selected to participate in the first cohort of the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation Clinical Trial Diversity Career Development Program.
Shifts in neuroendocrine cancer clinical trial design
Nov. 2, 2021—Clinical trials that focus on specific types of neuroendocrine neoplasms — heterogeneous tumors that can occur anywhere in the body — will be more likely to enhance drug development for these tumors, Vanderbilt physicians assert.
Reid receives NRG Oncology early-stage investigator award
Oct. 28, 2021—Vanderbilt's Sonya Reid, MD, MPH, is a recipient of an NRG Oncology Underserved Minority Scholars Award.
STAR Clinical Research Network to receive major grant renewal
Oct. 14, 2021—Vanderbilt's STAR Clinical Research Network has been approved for an additional $8.9 million in funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to support its efforts to improve health care throughout the Southeast and across the United States.
Photoimmunotherapy offered in clinical trial for recurrent head and neck cancer
Oct. 14, 2021—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is recruiting patients for a clinical trial using photoimmunotherapy for recurrent head and neck cancer.
Clinical trial tests ATR inhibitor in difficult-to-treat cancers
Sep. 23, 2021— by Tom Wilemon A clinical trial has been launched to test a new targeted therapy in patients with advanced and difficult-to-treat cancers. Satya Das, MD, MSCI, assistant professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), is the national principal investigator for the trial (NCT04514497) that is now enrolling people with metastatic small cell lung...
Eng named co-chair of NCI clinical trials steering committee
Sep. 23, 2021—Vanderbilt's Cathy Eng, MD, has been elected co-chair of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Gastrointestinal Cancer Steering Committee.
‘DNA’ podcast Season 2 explores COVID, science and trust in communities
Aug. 23, 2021—Listen to Episode 1, Blueprint for a Pandemic-Ready Society, and subscribe on your favorite platform. The first episode of the second season of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s original podcast series, Vanderbilt Health DNA: Discoveries in Action, tackles bold questions and issues pushed to the surface by COVID-19. This season, the award-winning 10-episode series delves into...
VUMC, NIH launch clinical trial to test novel therapies to protect host tissue against COVID-19
Jul. 26, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers, supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), are leading a nationwide clinical trial to explore the safety and effectiveness of a group of novel drugs designed to protect patients hospitalized with COVID-19 at high risk of poor outcomes.