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UTHSC Part of International Colorectal Cancer Study Renewed for Five Years with $10 Million for Innovative Research

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A major international study of colorectal cancer called the ColoCare Study, which includes the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has received a five-year renewal with $10 million from the National Institutes of Health to fuel new innovations in colorectal cancer treatment. This next phase of the project will focus on developing new medical interventions… Read More


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Narayanan Named Deputy Director of UTHSC Center for Cancer Research

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Dr. Rames Narayanan

Ramesh Narayanan, PhD, MBA, has been named the deputy director of the Center for Cancer Research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Narayanan is a professor in the Division of Hematology and Oncology in the Department of Medicine in the UTHSC College of Medicine, Muirhead Endowed Professor of Pathology, and the director… Read More


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UTHSC’s Neil Hayes, MD, Funded to Continue Research  Related to The Cancer Genome Atlas

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Dr. Neil Hayes is a co-principal on a $1.8 million grant to continue working on research related to the TCGA.

Neil Hayes, MD, MPH, director of the Center for Cancer Research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, is one of two principal investigators for a $1.8 million grant that extends the work of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), a groundbreaking multisite project to understand cancer at its molecular level through genome sequencing and… Read More


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UTHSC College of Medicine Forms New Comprehensive, Multidisciplinary Cancer Program

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine has formed the UTHSC Cancer Program, a new comprehensive, multidisciplinary initiative consisting of a group of university faculty clinicians, who will provide cancer care across multiple university-affiliated hospital systems and clinical practice groups in the region. The new program includes physicians in all cancer-related specialties… Read More


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UTHSC Researchers Collaborate on $2 Million Grant To Study Immune System and Triple Negative Breast Cancer

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Liza Makowski, PhD, a professor in the Department of Medicine-Hematology-Oncology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and Joseph F. Pierre, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics-Obesity at UTHSC, have received $2.1 million from the National Cancer Institute for a five-year study to examine how the microbiome impacts the immune system and response… Read More


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UTHSC Hosts Meeting of International Cancer Researchers

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Dr. Neil Hayes is a co-principal on a $1.8 million grant to continue working on research related to the TCGA.

Head and neck cancer researchers from the United States, Canada, England, Germany, and South America are meeting at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Tuesday, May 21, and Wednesday, May 22, to discuss ongoing collaborative genomics research in head and neck cancer and the future of epidemiological research on the disease. Neil Hayes, MD,… Read More


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UTHSC’s Liza Makowski, PhD, Authors Paper on New Study Highlighting the Role of Sugar Metabolism in Heart Disease, Obesity

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Liza Makowski, PhD, professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has published a paper in the Journal of Immunology that provides novel insights into the biochemistry of the sugar glucose in immune cells critical to obesity and heart… Read More


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Couple’s Individual Cancer Research Published in Prestigious Cancer Journal

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Susan Miranda, PhD, and Gustavo Miranda-Carboni, PhD, are cancer researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The married researchers have separate labs associated with different departments in the College of Medicine, but located on the same floor in the Cancer Research Building on campus. Their research focuses also differ. Both recently had papers… Read More