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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 [...]

Recent Publications by VICC Researchers

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is committed to conducting innovative and high-impact basic, translational and clinical research with the greatest potential for making a difference for cancer patients, today and in the future. Here’s a sampling of work published in peer-reviewed journals by Cancer Center investigators in 2012-2013:   Study identifies new mechanism for cancer development Bhuminder [...]

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, [...]

Thursday, June 27th, 2013