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UTHSC Hosts Meeting of International Cancer Researchers

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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


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Susan Miranda of UTHSC Receives $99,918 Grant To Continue Pediatric Bone Cancer Research

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Susan Miranda, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a one-year $99,918 grant from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to continue her research into ways to prevent the growth of osteosarcoma cells by targeting estrogen signaling. The St. Baldrick’s… Read More


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D. Neil Hayes, MD, MPH, of UTHSC/West Institute for Cancer Research has 27 Manuscripts in Prestigious Journals in April

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After more than a decade of planning, preparation, research, and discoveries, the Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), the flagship effort of the National Institutes of Health, concludes its formal efforts with a flurry of nearly 27 reports in top-tier medical journals this month, including eight reports in the journal Cell. This explosion of new scientific knowledge… Read More


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UTHSC’s Graetz Receives $2 Million to Study App Benefiting Additional Cancer Therapy for Women

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Ilana Graetz, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, recently received a $2,021,260 R01 award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). With her award, Dr. Graetz will examine the use of a novel web-based app designed to improve long-term use of adjuvant endocrine therapy… Read More


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West Cancer Center and UTHSC Welcome D. Neil Hayes, MD, MPH, to Lead Cancer Research Initiative

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Dr. Hayes to serve as Scientific Director, Medical Oncologist, and Van Vleet Endowed Professor West Cancer Center and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are proud to announce the appointment of D. Neil Hayes, MD, MPH, as the scientific director of the UT/West Institute for… Read More


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Michelle Martin, PhD, is Founding Director of the Center for Innovation in Health Equity Research at UTHSC

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Michelle Martin, PhD, came to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) to make a difference in health outcomes for racial and ethnic minorities diagnosed with cancer. As the director of UTHSC’s new Center for Innovation in Health Equity Research: A Community Cancer Alliance for Transformative Change, she plans to partner with local grassroots… Read More