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Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center Archives

Clinical score can guide PRRT therapy decisions for neuroendocrine tumors

Jan. 19, 2022—A clinical score system developed by researchers at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) has been validated that can guide peptide receptor radionuclide therapy treatment decisions.

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Drug modifies epigenome in aggressive brain tumors: study

Jan. 5, 2022—A folic acid-like drug changed a DNA process within brain tumors of glioblastoma patients, according to results from a phase 1 clinical trial.

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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.

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Study sets framework for precision surveillance of colorectal cancer

Dec. 14, 2021—Vanderbilt research has revealed some of the mechanisms by which polyps develop into colorectal cancer, setting the framework for improved surveillance for the cancer utilizing precision medicine.

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Oral microbes and gastric cancer

Dec. 13, 2021—Studies in three large population cohorts that include Asian, African American and European American people support a role for the oral microbiota — the collection of microbial species in the mouth — in gastric cancer development.

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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.

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New Clinician Spotlight: Kelly Hewitt

Dec. 8, 2021—Kelly Hewitt, MD, recently joined the Division of Surgical Oncology after being recruited from St. Charles Health System in Bend, Oregon, where she served as medical director of the Breast Program.

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Thyroid cancer paper lands national recognition

Dec. 2, 2021—by Tom Wilemon A group of investigators in the Endocrine Neoplasia Research Laboratory at Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received national recognition for their work to discover better treatments for thyroid cancer. A paper describing their lab work was awarded first place in the Basic Science category at the 2021 Cancer Research Competition, which promotes...

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‘Multi-omics’ reveals treatment option for breast cancer subtype

Nov. 18, 2021—  by Bill Snyder In a multidisciplinary collaboration, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have identified a subtype of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) that appears to be able to escape detection by the immune system and evade immunotherapy. Their report, published Nov. 1 in the journal...

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Team receives Association of Community Cancer Centers Innovator Award

Nov. 18, 2021—A team of Vanderbilt employees have received and award for implementing a streamlined follow-up protocol for patients who may not know they have cancer.

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Chic Awearness gala to support ovarian cancer research set for Dec. 6

Nov. 18, 2021—Chic Awearness, a fashion show and fundraiser for ovarian cancer research, returns as an in-person event from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 6.

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Koerkenmeier named VICC associate nursing officer

Nov. 4, 2021—  by Tom Wilemon Clint Koerkenmeier, MHS, RN, is the new associate nursing officer at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) with the responsibility for supervising the ambulatory oncology nursing enterprise. He came to Vanderbilt from MD Anderson Cancer Center following the departure of his predecessor, Anna Rodriguez, MSN, MHA, RN, who is now chief nursing officer...

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