Division of Hematology and Oncology Archives
Park named director of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Feb. 17, 2022—Ben Ho Park, MD, PhD, deputy director of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, has been named the center’s new director.
Grant to support Haake’s research on kidney cancer
Feb. 17, 2022—Kure It Cancer Research has awarded a $200,000 grant to support kidney cancer research by Vanderbilt's Scott Haake, MD.
Study of fully vaccinated patients with cancer who had breakthrough COVID-19 shows 13% mortality rate
Dec. 24, 2021—New research finds that fully vaccinated patients with cancer who had breakthrough COVID-19 infections remained at high risk for hospitalization and death.
New Clinician Spotlight: Katherine Walsh
Dec. 21, 2021—Katherine Walsh, MD, has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center as associate professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology.
Cell signaling targets in leukemia
Dec. 9, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers identified a critical role for IL-1beta signaling in leukemia cells with a certain mutation, suggesting this pathway may be a good target for novel treatments.
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.
Park named to new role as deputy director of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Aug. 19, 2021—Ben Ho Park, MD, PhD, Cornelius Abernathy Professor of Medicine, has been named deputy director of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC).
New Clinician Spotlight: Sonya Reid
Aug. 5, 2021—Sonya Reid, MD, MPH, assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology Oncology, is a member of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Breast Cancer Research Program and sees patients at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks.
Clinical trial to test immunotherapy for rectal cancer
Aug. 5, 2021—A new clinical trial seeks to determine whether immunotherapy in combination with short-course radiation followed by surgical resection could be a curative treatment for locally advanced rectal cancer.
Ciombor chosen for NCI clinical investigator team leadership award
Jul. 15, 2021—Kristen Ciombor, MD, MSCI, is one of 10 physicians nationwide selected by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for the 2021 Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award.
Gene variant linked to unnecessary bone marrow biopsies in African Americans
Jun. 28, 2021—A gene variant that lowers white blood cell levels and is common in individuals with African ancestry contributes to unnecessary bone marrow biopsies, according to a study published June 28 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
New therapeutic strategy for leukemia syndrome
Apr. 20, 2021—Using primary cells from patients with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia, Vanderbilt researchers found synergistic inhibition of cell viability and proliferation, suggesting a new treatment strategy.