An uncommon mutation of the BRAF gene in melanoma patients has been found to respond to MEK inhibitor drugs, providing a rationale for routine screening and therapy in melanoma patients who harbor the BRAF L597 mutation. The new study by co-first-authors Kimberly Brown Dahlman, Ph.D., Junfeng Xia, Ph.D., and Katherine Hutchinson, B.S., Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center [...]
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Frances Williams Preston, one of the most successful female music executives in the history of the entertainment industry, and a member of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Board of Overseers, died from congestive heart failure at her home in Nashville, surrounded by her family, Wednesday, June 13. She was 83. Mrs. Preston spent most of her [...]
Therapies targeted to a specific mutation in the BRAF gene can significantly reduce tumor burden in metastatic melanoma. But these therapies are not suitable for melanomas lacking the mutation, and even tumors carrying the BRAF mutation eventually become resistant to those therapies. Using human melanoma tumors implanted into mice, Ann Richmond, Ph.D., and colleagues assessed [...]
Vanderbilt’s C. Wright Pinson, MBA, M.D., second from left, was among those honored for their efforts to raise awareness and funds for cancer research at Monday night’s T.J. Martell Foundation Honors Gala. The other honorees were, from left, Nashville Predators co-owner and Healthways co-founder Tom Cigarran, country legend Kris Kristofferson, veteran music industry leader Joe [...]
Fans of “American Idol” runner-up Lauren Alaina will have a chance to watch her perform and have their picture taken with the Mercury Nashville recording artist during the upcoming Family Day indoor entertainment event benefiting the T.J. Martell Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. In addition to the performance by [...]
Television actress and singer Jennette McCurdy will be the headline performer at an indoor family fun event benefiting the T.J. Martell Foundation, a nonprofit which supports cancer research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC). McCurdy, star of Nickelodeon’s “iCarly” series and an artist with Capitol Records Nashville, will appear at the Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin Robbins [...]
Longtime community partner BMI, the performing rights organization, brings a couple of its songwriters, Billy Montana and Rob Crosby, to showcase their talents for the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center team. Recorded May 20, 2010, at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center.