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Clinical study tests drug that may prevent cancer metastasis

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

A clinical study of a drug that may block cancer metastasis is currently enrolling patients at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

Biomarkers of DNA methylation can be a predictor of breast cancer risk

Saturday, June 29th, 2019

Biomarkers of DNA methylation, which regulate gene expression, can be a predictor of breast cancer risk, according to a study published in Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Vanderbilt surgeons lead nation in study to restore sensation in breast tissue

Friday, June 7th, 2019

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is the nation’s leading recruitment site for a new study examining the effectiveness of donor nerve grafts to restore sensation to breast tissue following mastectomy and reconstruction.

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.

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

Study finds patient messages help predict medication adherence

Monday, February 4th, 2019

Breast cancer patients who message their doctors about certain topics are more likely to discontinue hormone therapy than others, enabling doctors to better predict which patients are at risk of stopping their treatment early.

Research team documents potential new treatment path for breast cancer

Friday, January 18th, 2019

Immunotherapies that take off the “brakes” on the adaptive anti-tumor response have worked well in melanoma and lung cancer but less so in breast cancers. That could change.

Grant to help address complexity of cancer care

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

Jeremy Warner, MD, MS, associate professor of Medicine and Biomedical Informatics, has been awarded a $1 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to develop software that will help clinicians keep up with the increasing complexity of cancer care.

Breast cancer-killing RIG

Friday, December 14th, 2018

A recent study in the journal Cancer Research demonstrates that a RIG-I agonist has potent immunogenic and therapeutic effects in breast cancer.

Songwriting aids palliative care nurse in cancer fight

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

Beyond the usual care she provides her patients in the Palliative Care Unit, Megan Palmer, RN, also connects with them through her music.

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