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Meharry-Vanderbilt-TSU Cancer Partnership

Founded in 2001 by funding from the National Cancer Institute, Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center launched the MMC-VICC Cancer Partnership. The program expanded in 2011 to include Tennessee State University, creating the current Meharry-Vanderbilt-TSU Cancer Partnership. The program balances focus on population science, basic research, and clinical research to strengthen and expand cancer research.

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Meharry-Vanderbilt-TSU Cancer Partnership Team

Samuel Evans Adunyah, PhD

Chair, Dept. of Biochemistry and Cancer Biology & Professor
School of Medicine

(615) 327-6446
sadunyah@mmc.edu

Duane Smoot, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF

Meharry Sub-Contract PI
School of Medicine

(615) 327-6914
dsmoot@mmc.edu

Meharry-Vanderbilt-TSU Cancer Partnership Publications

High-Fat Diet-Induced Obese Effects of Adipocyte-Specific CXCR2 Conditional Knockout in the Peritoneal Tumor Microenvironment of Ovarian Cancer.
Deokyeong Choe, Eun-Sook Lee, Alicia Beeghly-Fadiel, Andrew J Wilson, Margaret M Whalen, Samuel E Adunyah, Deok-Soo Son

Use of Community Listening Sessions to Disseminate Research Findings to Past Participants and Communities.
Jennifer Cunningham-Erves, Elizabeth C Stewart, Jillian Duke, Leah Alexander, Jamaine Davis, Derek Wilus, Kimberlee Wyche-Etheridge, Stephania T Miller

MicroRNA-21 deficiency suppresses prostate cancer progression through downregulation of the IRS1-SREBP-1 signaling pathway.
Thanigaivelan Kanagasabai, Guoliang Li, Tian Huai Shen, Nataliya Gladoun, Mireia Castillo-Martin, Sherly I Celada, Yingqiu Xie, Lakendria K Brown, Zaniya A Mark, Josiah Ochieng, Billy R Ballard, Carlos Cordon-Cardo, Samuel E Adunyah, Renjie Jin, Robert J Matusik, Zhenbang Chen

A high-resolution HLA reference panel capturing global population diversity enables multi-ancestry fine-mapping in HIV host response.
Yang Luo, Masahiro Kanai, Wanson Choi, Xinyi Li, Saori Sakaue, Kenichi Yamamoto, Kotaro Ogawa, Maria Gutierrez-Arcelus, Peter K Gregersen, Philip E Stuart, James T Elder, Lukas Forer, Sebastian Schönherr, Christian Fuchsberger, Albert V Smith, Jacques Fellay, Mary Carrington, David W Haas, Xiuqing Guo, Nicholette D Palmer, Yii-Der Ida Chen, Jerome I Rotter, Kent D Taylor, Stephen S Rich, Adolfo Correa, James G Wilson, Sekar Kathiresan, Michael H Cho, Andres Metspalu, Tonu Esko, Yukinori Okada, Buhm Han, Paul J McLaren, Soumya Raychaudhuri

Outcomes from the Adaptation of an Evidence-Based Peer Linkage & Re-Engagement Intervention for Women of Color with HIV in Three Urban Clinics.
Serena Rajabiun, Janet Myers, Janet Goldberg, Karen Fortu, Marena Sullivan, Vladimir Berthaud, Rahab Wahome, Alicia Downes, Howard J Cabral