BY: JESSICA PASLEY For nearly 15 years, Aramandla Ramesh, Ph.D., assistant professor of Biochemistry and Cancer Biology at Meharry Medical College, has studied environmental toxins and how they impact health. His most recent study investigated whether the formation of tumors in the colon of mice was the result of the presence of toxic chemicals and [...]
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The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is joining with national and local partners to offer AWARE for All – Nashville Clinical Research Education Day on Saturday, Feb. 20.
This event, which is free and open to the public, is believed to be the first community-wide event designed to inform Middle Tennessee residents about the important role that they can play in making medical advances possible and to celebrate the contributions of clinical research participants in moving science forward.
At year-end, it is customary to review the accomplishments of the year that is ending and look with anticipation to the year ahead. By any measure, 2009 has been a year of remarkable progress for the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.
William Pao, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, has been awarded a grant from Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) to study molecules that could speed up the search for new cancer drugs and targets. He is one of 13 young cancer investigators to earn a grant from SU2C.
The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has created a new call center designed to streamline access for both patients and referring providers.
BY: DAGNY STUART David Carbone, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Medicine, Cell and Developmental Biology and Cancer Biology, has been awarded nearly $1 million in federal stimulus funds to study polymorphisms or genetic variations among minorities with non-small cell lung cancer. Carbone and his colleagues plan to use the two-year grant from the National Cancer Institute [...]
By George C. Hill, Ph.D. Throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we have seen and heard many inspiring stories about survivors and received important reminders about early detection through screening mammography. I would like to add to this robust discussion my own experience as a family member impacted by a loved one’s breast cancer diagnosis. Such [...]
Former Tennessee Titans Eddie Georg and his wife, Survivor cast member Taj and their children Jaire and Eddie Jr. will host the second annual T.J. Martell Foundation’s Dunkin’ Donuts Family Fun Run and Walk-A-Thon on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009 at Centennial Park.
Jeanne Moses didn’t have a history of cancer in her family. She didn’t have symptoms—just backache and a bit of weight loss. Nothing unusual for a 45-year-old mother working two jobs. So she was stunned when her doctor delivered the news: Jeanne Moses—technical writer, theatrical costumer, daughter of the director, emeritus, of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer [...]
Patient advocate and cancer survivor Andrew Schorr comments in his blog about the role of cancer survivorship programs in improving lives of patients after they’ve completed their treatment. Schorr interviewed Dr. Debra Friedman, who directs Vanderbilt’s new REACH for Survivorship Program on his webcast on July 28. He also spoke with Dr. David Carbone, a [...]