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Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center Archives

Family’s support enhances cancer research training

Nov. 14, 2013—John F. Brock III, chairman and CEO of Coca-Cola Enterprises, his wife, Mary, and their three children have established an endowment to support an oncology fellowship at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. The Brock Family Fellowship will provide financial assistance long into the future for young physicians, postdoctoral students and medical investigators who are furthering their training in cancer research.

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Breast SPORE lands NCI renewal

Nov. 7, 2013—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s Breast Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) has been awarded a third round of funding from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

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VICC debuts new Center for Cancer Targeted Therapies

Oct. 31, 2013—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center leaders formally dedicated the space for the new Center for Cancer Targeted Therapies (CCTT), located in the Infusion Center on the second floor of The Vanderbilt Clinic, at a special ribbon-cutting held during last week’s fall meeting of the Cancer Center’s Board of Overseers.

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Concert highlights upcoming cancer survivorship celebration

Oct. 10, 2013—There are nearly 13 million cancer survivors in the United States thanks to intensive cancer research, improved treatments and cancer support programs. In celebration of cancer survivors and those patients who have passed away from the disease, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, in partnership with Gilda’s Club Nashville, will host the 2013 Cancer Survivorship Celebration.

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Probing mutant EGF receptor regulation

Oct. 10, 2013—Understanding the regulation of mutant EGF receptors commonly found in lung cancers could lead to new targeted therapies.

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Sosman named one of ‘hottest’ researchers in U.S.

Sep. 26, 2013—Jeffrey Sosman, M.D., professor of Medicine, Ingram Chair for Cancer Research and director of the Vanderbilt Melanoma Program, was named one of the Hottest Scientific Researchers of the last year by Thomas Reuters Science Watch.

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Support group cares for cancer caregivers

Sep. 26, 2013—Physical fatigue, anxiety and emotional distress are just some of the symptoms that caregivers may experience while undertaking the hard work of helping a friend or loved one cope with cancer.

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Live Facebook chat on hereditary cancer risk

Sep. 20, 2013—Join an upcoming live Facebook Chat in which Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center experts will answer your questions about hereditary cancer risk on Sept. 24 at 6 p.m.

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VU study identifies DNA changes in drug-resistant cancer cells

Sep. 12, 2013—Vanderbilt investigators have combined next-generation sequencing technologies and bioinformatics analyses to screen for genome-wide genetic mutations associated with drug resistance in a series of lung cancer cell lines.

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Tumor factor spurs blood vessel growth

Aug. 26, 2013—A newly identified factor regulates blood vessel growth in colorectal tumors and could be a promising target for cancer therapies.

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Overcoming resistance in ovarian cancer

Aug. 22, 2013—The nuclear receptor TR3 contributes to ovarian cancer cell death in response to platinum-based chemotherapy – and may be a good target for overcoming cell resistance to certain treatments.

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‘Undy’ event to raise colon cancer funds, awareness

Aug. 1, 2013—Vanderbilt will add a new race event, the 2013 Nashville Undy 5000, to the list of affiliated events for the upcoming fall season.

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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.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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