Celebrate National Cancer Research Month

May 16, 2011

May is National Cancer Research Month, and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center would like to take the opportunity to celebrate the hard work and dedication of scientists and researchers here and around the world.

Jennifer A. Pietenpol, Ph.D., the Cancer Center’s director, said celebrating this observance is a way to advocate to the public about the importance of sustaining the commitment to research so that progress continues.

“Research advances in our understanding of cancer and our ability to treat it in an ever-more targeted manner have been profound,” said Pietenpol, who is also  B.F. Byrd Jr. Professor of Molecular Oncology.

Examples of research advances at Vanderbilt-Ingram include the launch of our Personalized Cancer Medicine Initiative as well as MyCancerGenome.org, an online tool to help researchers and physicians understand the treatment implications of genetic mutations in tumors.

Stay on top of research advances at Vanderbilt-Ingram.

Vanderbilt-Ingram is partnering with the American Association for Cancer Research to spread the word about the importance of cancer research. We hope you will take an interest to learn more about how cancer research saves lives.

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