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Breast SPORE Grant Renewed Again

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s Breast Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) has been awarded a third round of funding from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The SPORE grant renewal will provide more than $11.3 million in funding support over the next five years for breast cancer research. “It is becoming uncommon for a cancer center to […]

Investigators Win Global GE Research Grants

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center investigators have won two of the five global innovation grants awarded by the “GE Healthymagination Cancer Challenge.” The grants were awarded to Jennifer Pietenpol, Ph.D., director of VICC, and the My Cancer Genome project, developed by Mia Levy, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Medicine and Biomedical Informatics, and William Pao, M.D., Ph.D., […]

Grant Bolsters Cancer Research

Friday, January 13th, 2012

The National Cancer Institute has renewed a $4.4 million, five-year grant to fund training for senior fellows and junior faculty for careers in cancer-oriented research. The goal of the Vanderbilt Clinical Oncology Research Career Development Program is to train clinician scientists who can design and implement clinical oncology trials and lead translational research projects. The […]

VICC’s Cha Lands ASTRO Research Grant

Friday, July 29th, 2011

  Yong Cha, M.D., Ph.D., a Radiation Oncology resident at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has received a $25,000 grant from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) to help fund his research on the genetic underpinnings of cancer cells. The Residents/Fellows in Radiation Oncology Research Seed Grant Award is given to support residents or fellows […]

$10 Million Grant Bolsters Molecular Imaging

Friday, April 1st, 2011

The National Center for Research Resources has awarded Vanderbilt University $10.3 million over the next five years to establish a National Research Resource for Imaging Mass Spectrometry. Richard Caprioli, Ph.D., director of Vanderbilt’s Mass Spectrometry Research Center, is leading the program. Imaging mass spectrometry is a tool for visualizing the location of proteins in cells […]

Breast Cancer Study Combines Therapies

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Combining targeted therapies might be required for maximum anti-tumor activity when treating HER2-positive breast cancers, according to two new studies by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) investigators. The findings, reported in two papers in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), suggest that upregulation of the HER3 receptor limits the effectiveness of two classes […]

VICC’s Lovly Receives Lung Cancer Grant

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Uniting Against Lung Cancer, a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding innovative lung cancer research in the United States and Canada, has awarded a $100,000 grant to Christine Lovly, M.D., Ph.D., a fellow in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. The two-year grant will fund Lovly’s research on better treatment options for a subset […]

Grant Bolsters Pancreatic Cancer Research

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Stephen Fesik, Ph.D., professor of Biochemistry, Pharmacology and Chemistry, has received a $2.5 million grant to fund research on drugs for the treatment of pancreatic cancer. The three-year award from the Lustgarten Foundation will support Fesik’s work on targeting K-Ras, a protein that is mutated in 90 percent of pancreatic cancer patients. Approximately 43,140 patients […]

VICC Lands Major NCI Grant Renewal

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has been awarded a five-year renewal of its Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) from the National Cancer Institute. Under the NCI’s Cancer Center Support Grant Program, VICC will receive more than $6.2 million per year for the next five years. The total represents a 12.7 percent increase over the previous award. The […]

Membrane Proteins Focus of ‘Glue Grant’

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences has awarded a 5-year, $22.5 million “glue grant” to an international team of scientists who will investigate how the structure and movement (structural dynamics) of membrane proteins determine their functions, which range from generating cellular energy to helping hold cells in a tissue together. The funding establishes the […]