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Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Global Impact

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

From the bustling streets of Shanghai and Lusaka, to the dairy and potato farms of Túquerres, on Colombia’s high Andean plateau, Vanderbilt University researchers are scouring the world to reveal the secrets of cancer. Aided by the latest genomic technologies as well as tried-and-true, door-to-hut epidemiology, these modern-day explorers are mapping out a previously unimagined [...]

Melanoma Tissue Repository

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

You have signed on the dotted line, giving Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center permission to keep whatever tissue is left over from the biopsy of your melanoma tumor. What happens next? You obviously don’t want these cells gone wild, but VICC researchers are clamoring for the tissue to use it for the next discoveries in genetics and [...]

Finding a New Voice

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Lori Stegner has spent most of her life entertaining audiences, starting with family and friends during her childhood.

Our Mission

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

We’re strong and we’re advancing in our fight against cancer. That’s the feeling permeating Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, even as the health care industry faces unprecedented financial concerns and we proactively tighten our budgets here at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. I’m reminded of the name of this magazine—Momentum. Every day I can feel the movement and [...]

A Closer Look

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

This fall, Anne Washburn and her sister Rachel ran a half marathon in memory of their mother Sharon, who died from pancreatic cancer 25 years ago. “I know 25 years is just a number, but it’s a time of reflection. I’m turning 46 and that’s as long as her life was. I think how thankful [...]

What is the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)?

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

• PCORI is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Washington, D.C. • The organization helps people make informed health care decisions and improves health care delivery and outcomes by producing and promoting high integrity, evidence-based information that comes from research guided by patients, caregivers and the broader health care community. • PCORI is funded [...]

Funding Drug Discovery

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

More than 140,000 genetic mutations have been linked to cancer, but there are only a few dozen approved targeted therapies. A prominent businessman has taken up the challenge to find new targeted therapies by endowing a research fund in cancer drug discovery. Ronald James, president and CEO of James Marine, Inc., established the James Family [...]

Christy Passmore: In Her Own Words

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

M y cancer story is not unique, not special in any way. But telling my story is a form of therapy for me—a way to exorcise some of the less pleasant details of an unexpected journey and exalt some important things I learned along the way.

News from Around the Cancer Center

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Arteaga to lead major new cancer research initiatives Carlos Arteaga, M.D., Donna S. Hall Professor of Breast Cancer, has been appointed to lead two newly created cancer research initiatives at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. He has been named the founding director of the Center for Cancer Targeted Therapies (CCTT) and director of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer [...]