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,
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Three Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) investigators have been awarded breast cancer research grants totaling $830,000 from the Susan G. Komen organization.
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.
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.
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.
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. […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
FDG-PET technology is less accurate in diagnosing lung cancer versus benign disease in regions where infections like histoplasmosis or tuberculosis are common, a recent study has found.