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Jan 28, 2016, 10:30 ET Phase II colorectal cancer clinical trial first to receive support, scientific oversight from Van Andel Research Institute-Stand Up To Cancer Epigenetics Dream Team

The first clinical trial to move forward as part of the Van Andel Research Institute–Stand Up To Cancer (VARI–SU2C) Epigenetics Dream...


Oct 07, 2014, 17:52 ET Van Andel Institute Presents Couture for a Cure - Grand Rapid's Premier Fashion Event

The 9th annual Couture for a Cure takes place on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at Van Andel Institute. The fashion-forward evening features a runway...


Aug 05, 2014, 15:22 ET Rallying to the Challenge Meeting in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Aims to Improve Parkinson's Disease Clinical Trials

 Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) is scheduled to host Rallying to the Challenge, a meeting which highlights the many ways people with...


Jul 01, 2014, 17:23 ET Van Andel Institute Hosts World-Renowned Cancer Experts At Fifth Annual Origins Of Cancer Symposium

 Van Andel Institute will host the fifth annual Origins of Cancer symposium, Friday, July 11, 2014. The one-day symposium, held in partnership...


May 15, 2014, 09:00 ET Van Andel Research Institute's Pathway of Hope Initiative Makes Strides Against Rare 'Linchpin' Disease

 May 15th is Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Awareness Day, and in 2013 Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) launched the Pathway of Hope research...


Apr 30, 2014, 17:24 ET Van Andel Institute Welcomes Mark Meijer to Board of Trustees

 Van Andel Institute (VAI), a center for biomedical research and science education, appointed Mark Meijer to its board of trustees on April 21,...


Feb 28, 2014, 10:01 ET Van Andel Institute Establishes Global Epigenetics Research Hub, Becoming Stronghouse For Hot Topic In Cancer Research

Van Andel Institute, a world-class research and science education institute headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has established a global...


Oct 16, 2012, 16:25 ET Van Andel Institute, Saint Mary's Health Care And Mercy Health Partners To Expand World Class Biorepository In West Michigan

 Van Andel Institute (VAI) and two West Michigan hospitals within the national Trinity Health system and members of Mercy Health – Saint...


Sep 20, 2012, 10:07 ET Van Andel Institute Research Symposium Showcases Latest Developments In Parkinson's Research

 Van Andel Institute (VAI) hosts a scientific symposium September 19-20 that gathers some of the world's most noted experts in Parkinson's...


Jun 27, 2012, 00:01 ET Finding Brings Scientists One Step Closer To Parkinson's Drug

 Van Andel Institute announces that researchers at Lund University in Sweden have published a study detailing how Parkinson's disease spreads...


Jun 22, 2012, 10:57 ET Van Andel Institute Researchers Find Potential Drug Target For Aggressive Form Of Lymphoma

A discovery by Van Andel Institute  researchers has identified a potential drug target for NK/T-cell lymphoma, a type of cancer...


Jun 18, 2012, 16:21 ET Van Andel Institute Honors First Graduates Of VAI Graduate School

 Van Andel Institute officials announce a commencement ceremony to honor the first graduates of the Van Andel Institute Graduate School...


Feb 06, 2012, 15:00 ET Discovery Predicts Patient Sensitivity to Important Drug Target in Deadly Brain Cancer

 A recent discovery by Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) scientists enables the prediction of patient sensitivity...


Jan 31, 2012, 16:00 ET Rate of Follow-up Surgeries After Partial Mastectomy Varies Greatly

 A new study reveals substantial differences – by both surgeon and institution – in the rates of follow-up...


Dec 29, 2011, 15:41 ET Van Andel Research Institute Findings Provide More Complete Understanding of Kidney Cancer

 Two recent studies by Van Andel Research Institute scientists are providing a foundation for a more complete...


Oct 27, 2011, 17:35 ET Van Andel Institute Appoints International Expert to Head Major Parkinson's Research Initiative

Van Andel Institute officials today announced the appointment of Patrik Brundin, M.D., Ph.D. as the inaugural holder of the Jay Van Andel Endowed...


May 31, 2011, 08:00 ET Consortium Opens Landmark Personalized Medicine Children's Cancer Trial

The Neuroblastoma and Medulloblastoma Translational Research Consortium (NMTRC) today announced the opening of a first-of-its-kind genomic-based...


May 17, 2011, 08:00 ET Van Andel Research Institute Creates New Pediatric Cancer Program

Leadership from Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) today announced the creation of the VARI Pediatric Cancer Translational Research Program,...


Apr 20, 2011, 12:20 ET Van Andel Institute Earns Highest "Green Building" Award

Van Andel Institute's 240,000 square foot Phase II building has been awarded LEED Platinum status by the United States Green Building Council...


Aug 13, 2009, 00:30 ET Cancer Mortality Rates Experience Steady Decline

The number of cancer deaths has declined steadily in the last three decades. Although younger people have experienced the steepest declines, all...


Dec 15, 2008, 14:51 ET Infant Blood May Provide Insights into Diseases Present at Birth

Van Andel Institute (VAI) researchers are the first to apply a new technology to measure on a large scale the presence of genes in blood spots -...


Sep 12, 2008, 01:00 ET VAI Findings Could Aid Diagnosis and Treatment of Several Types of Kidney Cancer

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Van Andel Institute (VAI) researchers have identified unique DNA changes in each of several types...