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Untangling RAS

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

An “undruggable” cancer-causing protein, 30 years of research and the national initiative that aims to finally make the connections

Center of Attention

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Prostate cancer survivors step into the spotlight to take outcomes research in a new direction.

The Data Revolution

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

When Vanderbilt’s Cancer Center was founded in 1993, the computer age was booming like never before. According to the Census Bureau, 28 percent of U.S. households had a computer and 46 percent of adults used a computer at work. At that time, IBM, Gateway and Apple computers were most popular, and Microsoft Windows became the [...]

20 Years

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Over its 20 years, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has grown and multiplied and grown some more, spreading into all parts of the University. It introduced new programs and resources, involving more and more scientists and clinicians and cultivating the highest level patient care, research and education. So much has changed in 20 years—mapping the human genome, [...]

VICC by the Numbers

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Seven Survivors

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

  More than 1 million cancer deaths have been avoided in the last 20 years, according to the American Cancer Society. Thousands of patients come to Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center for care each year and many are part of that 1 million, experiencing life after cancer. That can mean life events as big as a new baby [...]

Cancer and the Family Tree

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

  Family photos tell the tale of genetics, providing visual evidence of hereditary patterns in a family tree. The same features are seen again and again in the faces and bodies of successive generations, physical traits passed down from one branch to the next that help explain why a toddler looks “just like her grandmother.” [...]


Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

  Dell Hancock remembers the day 40 years ago that the idea for the A.B. Hancock Jr. Memorial Laboratory for Cancer Research at Vanderbilt took form. Her father, Arthur Boyd “Bull” Hancock Jr., had recently died from pancreatic cancer. The family planned for memorial donations to go to a national cancer foundation, but one particularly [...]

Cancer Gene Hunters

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Twelve months after James Bradford Jr.’s, initial diagnosis of melanoma, his tumor had spread to other organs. While the 75-year-old Nashville banking magnate died 13 days later, his legacy lives on. Early on in his disease course, Bradford’s cancer tissue had been tested for the most common melanoma-associated mutations. These mutations – in genes called [...]

Opening Pandora’s Box

Friday, June 29th, 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 [...]