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Patient Lauded for Clinical Trial Participation

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

A breast cancer patient who has enrolled in two clinical research trials at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center was the only presenter to receive a standing ovation during a recent Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) news briefing at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting in Chicago. Jeanette Daniel, 51, a metastatic breast cancer patient, […]

New Breast Cancer Gene Expression Identified

Monday, June 11th, 2012

A study led by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center investigators has identified a gene expression pattern that may explain why chemotherapy prior to surgery isn’t effective against some tumors and suggests new therapy options for patients with specific subtypes of breast cancer. The study by lead author Justin Balko, Pharm.D., Ph.D., was published online June 10, 2012 […]

Arteaga Receives Research Award

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Carlos Arteaga, M.D., professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology, associate director of Clinical Research and director of the Breast Cancer Program of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, has been awarded a five-year Clinical Research Professorship grant from the American Cancer Society (ACS). The $400,000 award is a renewal of a previous grant to Arteaga in 2007 […]

Vito Quaranta Wins the Stanley Cohen Award

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

The Stanley Cohen Award for Research Bridging Diverse Disciplines, such as Chemistry or Physics, to Solve Biology’s Most Important Fundamental Questions — Vito Quaranta, M.D., professor of Cancer Biology. Quaranta earned his medical degree from the University of Bari School of Medicine in Bari, Italy, in 1974 and passed the USA ECFMG Board in 1976. […]

Yu Shyr Wins Jacek Hawiger Award

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Jacek Hawiger Award for Teaching Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows in the Classroom, Lecture or Small Group Setting — Yu Shyr, Ph.D., Ingram Professor of Cancer Research, professor of Biostatistics, Biomedical Informatics, Cancer Biology and Preventive Medicine. Shyr earned his bachelor’s degree in statistics from Tamkang University, Taiwan, in 1985, and his doctorate in biostatistics […]

Open House Slated for TPSR

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

The Translational Pathology Shared Resource (TPSR) has opened an expanded laboratory on the first floor of Medical Center North, room S-1310. To celebrate the grand opening of the newly renovated space, TPSR is hosting an open house on Wednesday, May 30, from 1-3 p.m. Vanderbilt faculty and staff are invited to tour the new space, […]

Personalized Cancer Care Highlighted

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

A recent explosion in technological advances has created a new field known as translational “omics” that allows the measurement of molecules within a tissue or cell — genomics investigates DNA and proteomics examines proteins. These new omics-based tests may be used to guide patient therapy in the future. Such omics-based tests are much more complex […]

New Drug Mutes More Melanomas

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Therapies targeted to a specific mutation in the BRAF gene can significantly reduce tumor burden in metastatic melanoma. But these therapies are not suitable for melanomas lacking the mutation, and even tumors carrying the BRAF mutation eventually become resistant to those therapies. Using human melanoma tumors implanted into mice, Ann Richmond, Ph.D., and colleagues assessed […]

Dermatology Adds New Treatments

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Vanderbilt Dermatology has increased its ability to treat various forms of skin cancer, with the recent addition of a fifth Mohs surgeon and the approval of a new oral drug to treat the most severe cases of basal cell skin cancer. Preventing skin cancer, however, will always remain a focus. The Vanderbilt Mohs program became […]

VUSM to Host IOM Meeting

Friday, April 20th, 2012

The Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (IOM), in conjunction with Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, will hold a regional meeting Monday, April 23, 4–6 p.m. in 208 Light Hall. The presentation, “Potential and Pitfalls of Gene and Omics-Based Treatment for Cancer,” will highlight recent advances in cancer research based on gene sequencing, along […]