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Key to Prostate Cancer Resistance

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Findings suggest a combination of therapies that may be effective in treating resistant prostate cancers

Study Finds New Role for Cell Factor

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered a new molecular mechanism that regulates the dynamics of microtubules, which form the cell’s internal skeleton. The unexpected finding, reported in Developmental Cell, has implications for cancer drug discovery,

VICC Investigators Earn Breast Cancer Grants

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Three Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) investigators have been awarded breast cancer research grants totaling $830,000 from the Susan G. Komen organization.

Study Seeks to Improve Lymphedema Care

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

A new Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) study may lead to earlier detection and better outcomes for the 20-30 percent of breast cancer patients with lymphedema, the painful and stigmatizing arm swelling that often results from treatment.

Indiana Couple Supports Melanoma Research

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) melanoma patient Gerald (Jerry) Schreiber and wife Phyllis organized and hosted the first annual Melanoma Research Golf Classic in Evansville, Indiana. The golf scramble raised $19,000 for VICC melanoma research spearheaded by Igor Puzanov, M.D., MSCI, associate professor of Medicine and director of Melanoma Clinical Research.

New Approach for Treating Retinoblastoma

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Vanderbilt doctors are using an emerging therapeutic approach called intra-arterial chemotherapy, or IA chemo, to treat retinoblastoma, the most common ocular cancer in children.

Aspirin’s Protective Effect in Cancer Explained

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

For years, scientists have known that regular aspirin use may reduce the risk of cancer. “Studies have shown that aspirin administration for five or more years reduces the incidence of all cancers by 38 percent,” said Pierre Massion, M.D., professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology and director of the Thoracic Program at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. […]

Program Focuses on Heart Health in Cancer

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

The Vanderbilt Cardio-Oncology program has fostered a special collaborative relationship combining the expertise of cardiologists and oncologists to understand the effects of cancer therapy on the heart. This type of collaboration is now helping to define the cardiovascular health of more than 14 million cancer survivors in the United States. “A dramatic increase of effective […]

Report Calls for Added Cancer Research Support

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Cancer Progress Report 2014, released Sept. 16, details advances in cancer research and treatment — and calls for increased research support.

Bradfords’ Support Boosts Melanoma Research

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

When something attacks you, you want to attack it back. That’s how Lillian “Tooty” Bradford views her late husband James “Jimmy” Bradford Jr.’s decision to make an initial gift to fund melanoma research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC). The goal: to attack cancerous melanoma with the help of some of the greatest minds and researchers […]