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News: December, 2018

Vanderbilt Biophotonics Center collaboration seeks earlier diagnosis of throat cancer

Saturday, December 1st, 2018

Researchers in the schools of engineering and medicine are exploring the use of Raman spectroscopy for early detection of HPV-related cancers of the throat in order to reduce the need for biopsies and to offer less intensive therapies.

Lung cancer survival signal

Saturday, December 1st, 2018

A recent study shows that a cell receptor, SSTR2, is a candidate biomarker for poor prognosis and a potential therapeutic target for small cell lung cancer.

Teamwork key to treating patient’s rare blood cancer

Saturday, December 1st, 2018

Patient Joe Lofaro credits the teamwork of Nishitha Reddy, MBBS, MSCI, and other clinicians at VUMC for diagnosing him with the rare blood cancer Erdheim-Chester disease.

Cancer fight personal for VICC Ambassadors chair

Saturday, December 1st, 2018

As this year’s chair of the VICC Ambassadors, Ashley Larcinese, is driven by her experiences to see that research is funded at VICC.