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Hiebert’s Lymphoma Research Gains Support

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Scott Hiebert, Ph.D., associate director of Basic Research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, has received a grant from the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) to study genetic mutations related to B-cell lymphoma. The grant will help launch Hiebert’s research into the cascade of mutations that lead to B-cell lymphoma. The Max Cure Foundation has agreed […]

Many Cancers’ Rates Continue to Decline

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Rates of death from all cancers for patients in the United States continued to decline between 2003 and 2007, the most recent reporting period available, according to the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer.  The overall rate of new cancer diagnoses for men and women combined decreased slightly less than […]

NIH Grant to Help Increase Scientist Diversity

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received a $3.7 million federal grant to help prepare 68 underrepresented minority scientists for leadership positions in medical school faculties during the next five years. The start date for the grant was March 11, “so we are already out of the starting gate,” said Roger Chalkley, D.Phil., senior associate dean […]