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News: Cancer Epidemiology Research Program

Study incorporates genetics with smoking history to identify high-risk smokers for lung cancer screening

Tuesday, March 9th, 2021

A study by Vanderbilt researchers that analyzed both smoking history and genetic risk variants for lung cancer supports modifying current guidelines to include additional smokers for lung cancer screening.

Peterson tapped to direct VUMC’s Center for Precision Medicine

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

Josh Peterson, MD, MPH, professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine, has been named director of the Center for Precision Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, effective since Oct. 1.

Breast cancer treatment in older women

Thursday, November 12th, 2020

Breast-conserving surgery (BCS) plus radiotherapy is the standard-of-care for women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer.

Screening younger women for hereditary cancers may be cost effective

Thursday, November 5th, 2020

Population-wide screening for genetic variants linked to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer may be cost effective in women between the ages of 20 and 35, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.

Variety of influences helped shape Birch’s medical career

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

Andrea Birch was 9 years old and on top of the world.

HDL-cholesterol and breast cancer risk

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Genetic analyses suggest that high circulating HDL-cholesterol levels may increase breast cancer risk — a surprising finding since increased HDL-cholesterol is thought to be healthy.

Study finds breast cancer recurrence score has different implications for men

Sunday, December 22nd, 2019

A study published last year offered good news for women with early-stage ER-positive breast cancer who scored at intermediate risk for recurrence. However, a new study finds this conclusion may not directly apply to male patients with the same type of breast cancer

High fiber, yogurt diet associated with lower lung cancer risk

Monday, October 28th, 2019

A diet high in fiber and yogurt is associated with a reduced risk for lung cancer, according to a study by Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers.

Study finds men have higher mortality rate after breast cancer diagnosis

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

A new study shows men with breast cancer are more likely to die than their female counterparts, across all stages of disease.

Potential prostate cancer biomarkers

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

An analysis of more than 140,000 people of European ancestry has identified blood protein biomarkers associated with prostate cancer risk.

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