News: Cancer Biology

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 […]

VICC Named to Proteomic Cancer Research Consortium

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

A team of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center scientists, led by Daniel Liebler, Ph.D., professor of Biochemistry, Biomedical Informatics and Pharmacology, has been selected to participate in the Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC), a multi-center cancer research program created by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Liebler will lead the Vanderbilt Proteome Characterization Center, one of five […]

Quantitative Sciences Center to Manage Data

Friday, August 19th, 2011

  Yu Shyr, Ph.D., professor of Biostatistics, Cancer Biology and Preventive Medicine and Biomedical Informatics, and chief of the Division of Cancer Biostatistics, has been named director of the newly formed Center for Quantitative Sciences. Though currently housed within Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), the new center is available to assist all Vanderbilt investigators in integration […]

Peek Honored by Gastroenterology Group

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Richard Peek Jr., M.D., the Mina Cobb Wallace professor of Gastroenterology and Cancer Biology and Director of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at Vanderbilt, has been elected chair of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Council. The AGA Institute Council is comprised of 24 elected representatives from 12 topic interest groups that address the […]

Cancer Gene’s Role in Outcomes Prediction

Friday, March 25th, 2011

A new study by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center investigators reveals that a gene signature may be useful in predicting outcomes for patients with rhabdomyosarcoma, a form of cancer most commonly diagnosed in children. The study, carried out by first author Jennifer Rosenbluth, Ph.D.; Jennifer Pietenpol, Ph.D., professor of Biochemistry, Cancer Biology and Otolaryngology and director of […]

Tenth Anniversary for Cancer Biology

Friday, November 12th, 2010

The Department of Cancer Biology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Thursday, Nov. 18, with a scientific symposium from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in 898-B PRB. The keynote speaker is Zena Werb, Ph.D., vice chair of Anatomy at the University of California, San Francisco. Her talk, entitled, “Of […]