News: T.J. Martell Foundation

Uncommon BRAF Melanoma Mutation

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

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 […]

Vanderbilt Mourns Loss of Frances Williams Preston

Friday, June 15th, 2012

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 […]

New Drug Mutes More Melanomas

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

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 […]

Photo: T.J. Martell Foundation Honors Gala

Friday, March 30th, 2012

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 […]

Family Day to Benefit T.J. Martell Foundation

Friday, October 21st, 2011

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 […]

‘Family Day’ to Benefit Martell Foundation

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

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 […]

BMI Songwriters Share Talents with VICC Team

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

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.