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News: May, 2019

Technology better than tape measure for identifying lymphedema risk

Friday, May 17th, 2019

Bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) is better than a tape measure for assessing a woman’s risk for developing lymphedema, painful swelling in the arm after breast cancer surgery, according to interim results of a recent study.

The dynamic basement

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

A recent study presents a new way to analyze the repair of basement membranes, important structural and functional components of tissues that are subject to environmental damage.

Genitourinary surgery association honors Smith’s contributions

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Joseph Smith Jr., MD, professor of Urologic Surgery, has been awarded the Keyes Medal from the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons (AAGUS).

Vanderbilt Dermatology to offer free skin cancer screening June 15

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Vanderbilt Dermatology in collaboration with the Nashville Dermatology Society is offering free skin cancer screenings on Saturday, June 15, from 9 a.m. to noon at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks, 719 Thompson Lane, Suite 26300.

Therapy animals’ impact on children with cancer studied

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Mary Jo Gilmer, PhD, recently received a grant from nonprofit Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) for a pilot program investigating the health benefits of human-animal interactions (HAIs) in reducing suffering of children with cancer undergoing debilitating treatments.

Researchers putting the brakes on lethal childhood cancer

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

A recent study suggests that blocking the MYC protein could be “unexpectedly effective” in treating malignant rhabdoid tumor (MRT) is one of the most aggressive and lethal childhood cancers.

Solórzano named chair of Department of Surgery

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Carmen Solórzano, MD, professor of Surgery and chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery, has been named chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Surgery.