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Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center Archives

A new way to target cancer-driver Ras

Mar. 13, 2014—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered small molecules that turn off cancerous Ras signals in a new way.

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Probing the pathogenesis of leukemia

Feb. 27, 2014—A new mouse model reveals gene clusters important in a treatment-resistant form of leukemia.

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Studies shed new light on breast cancer development

Feb. 20, 2014—Rebecca Cook, Ph.D., assistant professor of Cancer Biology, has spent her life trying to understand what makes things grow, from seedlings in soil to tumor cells in the body.

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Agreement sets stage for enhanced My Cancer Genome

Feb. 13, 2014—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) and GenomOncology have announced an agreement for the exclusive commercial development of a decision support tool based on My Cancer Genome, an online precision cancer medicine knowledge resource for physicians, patients, caregivers and researchers.

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Photo: Blackhawk visits

Feb. 13, 2014—The musical group Blackhawk recently performed for patients at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. The group raises funds for the Cancer Center in honor of former bandmate Van Stephenson, who died from melanoma.

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VICC debuts lung cancer screening program

Jan. 30, 2014—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has launched a new lung cancer screening program to provide low-dose CT scans for patients at high risk for the deadly disease. Current or former smokers ages 55 to 74 who have a history of 30 or more pack years of smoking are eligible for the scans.

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VICC receives $100,000 ovarian cancer research grant

Jan. 21, 2014—The Kay Yow Cancer Fund, in partnership with the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and The V Foundation for Cancer Research, has awarded a $100,000 ovarian cancer research grant to the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

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Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center receives $100,000 ovarian cancer research grant from Kay Yow Cancer Fund

Jan. 21, 2014—The Kay Yow Cancer Fund®, in partnership with the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and The V Foundation for Cancer Research, has awarded a $100,000 ovarian cancer research grant to the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. Annually, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund supports a cancer research grant to an institution based in the host city of the...

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Targeting tumor “supply lines”

Dec. 18, 2013—A metabolic enzyme plays a crucial role in vascular development and may be a good target for cancer therapies.

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Research climate must be enhanced: NCI director

Dec. 5, 2013—The director of the National Cancer Institute, Harold Varmus, M.D., told an overflow crowd at this year’s Orrin Ingram Distinguished Lecture that he is concerned about the climate for discovery research in the United States.

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Therapeutic target for synovial sarcoma

Nov. 21, 2013—Inhibitors of a signaling pathway that is critical to synovial sarcoma tumorigenesis may be useful treatments for this aggressive cancer.

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Photo: Cancer survivorship celebration

Nov. 21, 2013—More than 650 cancer survivors, family members and cancer health care providers attended Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s Cancer Survivorship Celebration earlier this month during a special evening dinner and concert at the Loveless Barn in Nashville.

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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

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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