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Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center Archives

Patient’s cancer treatment includes new immunotherapy

Feb. 27, 2020—Dona Potter, 87, rode Harleys and drove 18-wheelers back when men dominated the open highways, and she is still defying expectations.

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Breast cancer study may help predict treatment response

Feb. 27, 2020—Researchers at VUMC are reporting another advance in the understanding and treatment of triple-negative breast cancer, which is particularly aggressive and difficult to treat.

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Symposium to focus on stem cell transplant, cellular therapies

Feb. 20, 2020—New therapies that re-engineer patients’ T-cells to target cancer and advances in stem cell transplantations that make it easier for patients to be matched with donors are among the topics at an upcoming symposium.

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Advocacy group’s gift boosts lung cancer research efforts

Feb. 13, 2020—An advocacy group for patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase positive lung cancer has awarded a $500,000 grant dedicated to overcoming treatment resistance to the cancer.

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Stem cell recipient and donor meet in person for first time

Feb. 6, 2020—Josh Ferris was sitting in a hunting blind on Nov. 15, 2018, the first day of deer season in Michigan and the one-year anniversary of his stem cell donation, when he received an email from Todd Adams of Nashville, the recipient of his life-saving gift.

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Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers included in ASCO annual report

Feb. 5, 2020—Two researchers from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) are featured in Clinical Cancer Advances 2020: ASCO’s Annual Report on Progress Against Cancer.

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Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center patient first for new cell engineering platform

Feb. 5, 2020—Rhea Dodd is the first patient treated with an experimental cancer vaccine derived from a completely new cell engineering platform.

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Cancer Center hosting symposium for rural health care providers

Jan. 29, 2020—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center will host a two-day symposium for health care professionals working with rural populations in February.

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Protein research seeks to induce tumor regression

Jan. 29, 2020—Understanding how MYC interacts with WDR5 and other cofactors could lead to the development of new drugs that can effectively block MYC and stop many cancers in their tracks.

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Journey Home Project supports first CAR-T infusion at VA hospital

Jan. 16, 2020—The Tennessee Valley Healthcare System performed its first CAR-T infusion recently at the Veterans Administration hospital in Nashville.

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ACMG issues statement on breast cancer genetic testing

Jan. 16, 2020—According to a statement on behalf of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, there is insufficient evidence to recommend universal genetic testing for BRCA1/2 alone or in combination with multi-gene panels for all breast cancer patients.

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Park named interim Hematology and Oncology director

Jan. 9, 2020—Ben Ho Park, MD, PhD, has been named interim director of the Division of Hematology and Oncology.

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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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VUMC campus

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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