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Regional variations in benign lung disease

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

By Dagny Stuart A study led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators found that rates of benign lung disease diagnosis varied widely by state following surgery for lung cancer. The results could have an impact on clinical guidelines and health policy for lung cancer screening. The study was presented by Stephen A. Deppen, M.A., M.S., […]

Gene Database to Aid Disease Research

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Next generation sequencing (NGS) has dramatically accelerated the discovery of disease-associated genetic variants. Also known as massively parallel sequencing, this technological tour de force can rapidly “read” a sequence of DNA bases (the “letters” in our genomes) in parallel, making genome sequencing feasible in the research lab. Vanderbilt researchers have developed a “catalog” of human […]

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 […]

VICC’s Correa Honored with AACR Lectureship

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Pelayo Correa, M.D., professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunulogy, has been recognized by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and its Minorities in Cancer Research membership group with the Jane Cooke Wright Lectureship. Correa holds the Anne Potter Wilson chair in cancer research in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. The AACR-MICR-Jane Cooke […]

Cruciferous Vegetables and Breast Cancer

Friday, April 6th, 2012

A study by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and Shanghai Center for Disease Control and Prevention investigators reveals that breast cancer survivors who eat more cruciferous vegetables may have improved survival. The study of women in China was presented by postdoctoral fellow Sarah Nechuta, Ph.D., MPH, at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting in Chicago. […]

Fesik’s Cancer Research Achievements Honored

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Stephen Fesik, Ph.D., professor of Biochemistry, Pharmacology and Chemistry at Vanderbilt, will receive the 2012 AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Cancer Research. Fesik, who holds the Orrin H. Ingram II chair in cancer research, will receive the special recognition during the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting in Chicago March […]

Matrisian Accepts Role with Cancer Group

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Lynn Matrisian, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Cancer Biology and Ingram Distinguished Professor of Cancer Research, will leave her Vanderbilt post at the end of the year to accept the newly-created position as vice president of Research and Medical Affairs at the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, based in Manhattan Beach, Calif. Harold […]

Celebrate National Cancer Research Month

Monday, May 16th, 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 […]

VICC Investigators Shine at Conference

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Lynn Matrisian, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Cancer Biology, has been named to the Nominating Committee for the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). The announcement was made during the AACR annual meeting held earlier this month in Orlando, Fla. Matrisian has served as AACR president from 2004-2005, as a member of the board […]