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News from Around the Cancer Center

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Breast SPORE lands NCI renewal Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s Breast Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) has been awarded a third round of funding from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The SPORE grant renewal will provide more than $11.3 million in funding support over the next five years for breast cancer research. “It is becoming uncommon for a [...]

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 [...]

News from Around the Cancer Center

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Arteaga to lead American Association for Cancer Research Carlos Arteaga, M.D., professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology at Vanderbilt, has been elected president-elect of the American Association for Cancer Research for 2013-2014. Elected by the organization’s members, Arteaga will work with the AACR board of directors and the 34,000-plus membership to further the AACR’s mission [...]

News from Around the Cancer Center

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

New chair of Cell and Developmental Biology named Ian Macara, Ph.D., recently joined the faculty as the new chair of the Vanderbilt Department of Cell and Developmental Biology. Macara, who was also named the Louise B. McGavock Professor, succeeds Susan Wente, Ph.D., associate vice chancellor for Health Affairs and senior associate dean for Biomedical Sciences, [...]

News From Around the Cancer Center

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Vanderbilt Mourns Loss of Frances Williams Preston 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 [...]

News From Around the Cancer Center

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Pao to lead Hematology and Oncology William Pao, M.D., Ph.D., Ingram Associate Professor of Cancer Research and director of Personalized Cancer Medicine at Vanderbilt, has been named director of the Division of Hematology and Oncology in the Department of Medicine. Pao completed his undergraduate education at Harvard University and his medical and graduate education at Yale University [...]

News From Around the Cancer Center

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Neuss Named Chief Medical Officer Michael Neuss, M.D., has been appointed chief medical officer for Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s clinical enterprise. He assumes the newly created position July 1. A Duke-trained oncologist in practice since 1986, Neuss was, until December, the vice president of the largest oncology practice in the Cincinnati area. Neuss will report to [...]

News from around the Cancer Center

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Cancer Center’s NCI support grant renewed Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has been awarded a five-year renewal of its Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) from the National Cancer Institute. Under the NCI’s Cancer Center Support Grant Program, VICC will receive more than $6.2 million a year for the next five years. The total represents a 12.7 percent [...]

Quick Takes

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Busting myths about cancer clinical trials Using elements of “Jeopardy,” “Saturday Night Live” and the Discovery Channel show “MythBusters,” Vanderbilt cancer survivors and researchers have developed an entertaining program to skewer myths about cancer clinical trials. The educational project, “Mythbusters: Cancer Research in Jeopardy,” was presented recently by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Research Advocates and members [...]