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News: April, 2019

Like racecars and geese, cancer cells draft their way to new tumor sites

Friday, April 5th, 2019

Finding gives boost to fighting cancer through cell metabolism

Cancer’s SOS

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Uncontrolled activation of RAS causes approximately a third of all tumors and helps cancerous cells evade anti-cancer drugs. Vanderbilt researchers have identified small molecules that target this pathway and further defined how these small molecule compounds work.

Society of Urologic Oncology honors Smith’s contributions

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Joseph “Jay” Smith Jr., MD, professor of Urologic Surgery, has been awarded the 2019 Willet F. Whitmore Jr. Award and Lectureship from the Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO).

Hot chemotherapy surgery helps save patient’s leg

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Tom Deweese can keep up with his grandchildren because of a highly specialized surgery using hot chemotherapy that saved his leg.

Cancer prevention drug also disables H. pylori bacterium

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Vanderbilt investigators report that a medicine currently being tested as a chemoprevention agent for multiple types of cancer can also act directly reduce the virulence of Helicobacter pylori, the primary cause of gastric cancer.

Tool guides decision-making for prostate cancer patients

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Prostate cancer patients in Nashville and Los Angeles are benefiting from a computer-based decision aid that implements the latest study results to tailor treatment options to an individual’s quality-of-life priorities.

Head and neck cancer screening event set for April 12

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

The free annual screening will be Friday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the John S. Odess Clinic for Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery in the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center at 7209 Medical Center East, South Tower. No appointment is necessary.

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