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Robert Coffey Archives

Protein’s role in spread of colon cancer studied

Apr. 3, 2014—One of the most formidable weapons in a cancer’s arsenal is the ability to spread to other organs.

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$5.2M NIH grant bolsters colorectal cancer research

Aug. 15, 2013—Robert Coffey Jr., M.D., Ingram Professor of Cancer Research at Vanderbilt University, has received a five-year, $5.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the role of extracellular RNA (ex-RNA) in colorectal cancer.

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VU study identifies new mechanism for cancer development

Jun. 6, 2013—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center led by a 32-year-old postdoctoral fellow have discovered a new mechanism for the development of cancer that is challenging conventional scientific wisdom.

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VICC hosts cancer researchers during annual retreat

May. 23, 2013—The role of inflammation in gastrointestinal cancer development was a prominent theme among guest speakers during the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center annual retreat held at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center.

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Vanderbilt, GE unite to study colon tumor development

Jan. 31, 2013—Vanderbilt University has partnered with GE Global Research in Niskayuna, N.Y., the technology development arm of the General Electric Company, to better define — at the cellular level — how colon tumors form and develop.

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Record number elected AAAS fellows

Nov. 29, 2012—Seventeen members of Vanderbilt University’s faculty have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) this year.

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Grant renewal boosts GI cancer research program

Sep. 20, 2012—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s gastrointestinal Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) has been awarded its third round of funding by the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

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