News: hematology

Opening Pandora’s Box

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

It’s been two years since Joan Meredith’s stem cell transplant for acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Although she is now “100 percent donor” and her new immune system appears to be functioning well, she remains vigilant against the health complications related to her transplant – like infections, for example. “I hated wearing the mask because I […]

VUSM to Host IOM Meeting

Friday, April 20th, 2012

The Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (IOM), in conjunction with Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, will hold a regional meeting Monday, April 23, 4–6 p.m. in 208 Light Hall. The presentation, “Potential and Pitfalls of Gene and Omics-Based Treatment for Cancer,” will highlight recent advances in cancer research based on gene sequencing, along […]

FERM Target for Rare Leukemia

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Most patients diagnosed with adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL) – a rare, aggressive blood cancer – will die within a year of diagnosis. No currently available treatments alter the disease’s aggressive clinical course. Utpal Davé, M.D., and colleagues are working to identify genes and pathways that drive or initiate ATLL. In the Oct. 6 issue of […]

Survivor to Supporter

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Carol O’Hare has lived through the ups and downs of cancer over the past 14 years – all at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. A stage III breast cancer survivor, she was diagnosed in 1997 and treated by David Johnson, M.D., who was director of the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the time, and Dan Beauchamp, […]

Zutter Leads Integrative Diagnostic Testing

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Mary Zutter, M.D., has been appointed assistant vice chancellor for Integrative Diagnostics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In her newly created role, she will guide efforts to apply and integrate the latest advances in biomedical science and technology and emerging diagnostic tests and procedures. The major goal of these efforts is to improve patient care. […]

The Waiting Game

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Bomar Herrin, M.D., never missed a workout. At 58, he was averaging 16 pull-ups, punching the speed bag and doing the grueling P90X exercise program. But during his regular weightlifting routine in July 2009, Herrin felt something snap near his right shoulder. Drawing on his 30-year career as an emergency medicine physician, he thought he […]