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Abramson lands breast cancer research award

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

by Dagny Stuart     Vandana Abramson, M.D., assistant professor of Medicine and a breast cancer specialist at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, has received the Advanced Clinical Research Award in Breast Cancer from the Conquer Cancer Foundation (CCF). The CCF grants and awards support cancer research done by physician-scientists at every stage of their careers. Abramson’s […]

Research bolstered by lung cancer foundation

Monday, July 21st, 2014

by Dagny Stuart The LUNGevity Foundation has awarded a 2014 Career Development Award for Translational Research to Christine Lovly, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology. Lovly is one of three recipients of the annual grants, which provide $300,000 over three years for lung cancer research. “This is a wonderful award and I […]

Breast tissue protein may promote cancer

Friday, July 18th, 2014

by Bill Snyder A protein essential for growth of normal breast tissue also may play a role in breast cancer, Vanderbilt University researchers have found. Reporting recently in Nature Cell Biology, Yongliang Huo, Ph.D., and Ian Macara, Ph.D., for the first time describe the function of a protein called Par3L, which is expressed by a […]

HPV-Positive Head and Neck Cancer Patients May be Safely Treated with Lower Radiation Dose

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

by Dagny Stuart A new study suggests that lowering the dose of radiation therapy for some head and neck cancer patients may improve outcomes and cause fewer long-term side effects. The research was presented by lead author Anthony Cmelak, M.D., professor of Radiation Oncology at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), during the 50th annual meeting of […]

Rising Tobacco Epidemic in Asia

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

A new study estimates that tobacco smoking has been linked to approximately 2 million deaths among adult men and women in Asia in recent years and predicts a rising death toll. The study, published in PLOS Medicine, was led by Wei Zheng, M.D., Ph.D., MPH, professor of Medicine and director of the Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, […]

Martell Foundation Honors VICC Leaders

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Scott Hiebert, Ph.D., associate director of Basic Research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, was celebrated for his contributions to cancer research during the 6th Annual Nashville Honors Gala benefiting the T. J. Martell Foundation. This year’s event at Nashville’s Omni Hotel honored five Nashville community leaders who work diligently to make a difference in the community, […]

Breast SPORE Grant Renewed Again

Wednesday, November 27th, 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). The SPORE grant renewal will provide more than $11.3 million in funding support over the next five years for breast cancer research. “It is becoming uncommon for a cancer center to […]

NIH Grant Supports Colon Research

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Robert Coffey Jr., M.D., Ingram Professor of Cancer Research at Vanderbilt University, has received a five-year, $5.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the role of extracellular RNA (ex-RNA) in colorectal cancer. Most RNA works inside cells to translate genes into proteins that are necessary for organisms to function. Now, recent […]

Lovly earns Damon Runyon Cancer Research Award

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Christine Lovly, M.D., Ph.D., instructor in Medicine at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has earned the 2013 Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award, which supports young physician-scientists conducting patient-oriented cancer research. The three-year award will provide $450,000 for Lovly’s research efforts in lung cancer. “I am so honored to receive this prestigious and competitive award […]

Correa Earns GI Research Award

Monday, June 24th, 2013

The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has honored Pelayo Correa, M.D., with its Distinguished Achievement Award, which recognizes an individual for contributions to research that have advanced the science and practice of gastroenterology. Correa is Anne Potter Wilson Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology. […]