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Dr. Jie Ping Receives Epidemiology Award

On June 22, 2023, Dr. Jie Ping received the Division of Epidemiology's 2023 Research Paper Award. You can view the paper, Genome- and transcriptome-wide association studies of 386,000 Asian and European-ancestry women provide new insights into breast cancer genetics, published in The American Journal of Human Genetics by clicking here. Dr. Ping is a Research Assistant Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt's School of Medicine.

Study shows how a protein coding gene confers breast cancer susceptibility during DNA transcription

New research from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center provides insight into how genetic variants convey breast cancer susceptibility by altering the transcription factor proteins that convert DNA strands into RNA.

Study finds breast cancer recurrence score has different implications for men

The TAILORx study published last year offered good news for women with early-stage ER-positive breast cancer who scored at intermediate risk for recurrence according to a genetic assay test. The study indicated that chemotherapy after surgery provided little advantage in overall survival for these women, so they could forgo the treatment.