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Department of Medicine Archives

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...

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Stevenson receives HFSA Lifetime Achievement Award

Sep. 23, 2021—Vanderbilt's Lynne Warner Stevenson, MD, has received  the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Heart Failure Society of America.

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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.

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The role of polarity in early cancer

Sep. 21, 2021—Mutations in the protein epiregulin, an EGF receptor ligand, affect larger epithelial cell reorganization and may contribute to early cancer development, Vanderbilt researchers discovered.

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Structural variants in breast cancer risk genes

Sep. 16, 2021—Vanderbilt epidemiologists conducted in-depth whole genome sequencing of breast cancer risk genes in Black women, who die at higher rates and have more aggressive disease, to discover mutations that may improve testing and treatment selection.

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Chung receives early investigator award from ASCPT

Sep. 16, 2021—Vanderbilt's Cecilia Chung, MD, MPH, has received the 2022 Leon I. Goldberg Early Investigator Award from the American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASCPT).

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Novel immunotherapy shows robust response for multiple myeloma

Sep. 10, 2021—Vanderbilt research found that a novel immunotherapy demonstrated robust effectiveness in treating relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma.

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Raman, Balucan receive health equity research grants

Sep. 9, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers Rameela Raman, PhD, and Francis Balucan, MD, MBA, are the recipients of the first annual Vanderbilt Center for Health Services Research (CHSR) Health Equity Research Grants.

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New Clinician Spotlight: Jane Freedman

Sep. 8, 2021—Jane Freedman, MD, has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center as director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and physician-in-chief of the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute.

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Regulators of fat cell metabolism

Sep. 7, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered new details of the regulation of fat cell metabolism, findings that are important for combating obesity.

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Medical diagnoses in musicians

Sep. 6, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers mined electronic health records to find medical diagnoses that are more or less prevalent among musicians, who are present in large numbers in “Music City.”

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Rheumatoid arthritis drug combined with standard of care may help reduce mortality for hospitalized COVID-19 patients

Sep. 2, 2021—Hospitalized patients with COVID-19 who received the rheumatoid arthritis drug baricitinib, in combination with the standard of care including corticosteroids, died less often than those receiving only the standard of care, according to a study released this week in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine.

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