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Spalluto, Lewis to lead VA lung screening initiative

Friday, January 18th, 2019

Lucy Spalluto, MD, and Jennifer Lewis, MD, MS, are co-leading the Veterans Affairs-Partnership to increase Access to Lung Screening (VA-PALS) National Program Evaluation, which aims to implement lung screening programs and improve access to early detection of lung cancer for at-risk veterans.

GE Healthcare, Vanderbilt University Medical Center partner for safer, more precise immunotherapy cancer treatment

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

GE Healthcare and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) today announced a five-year partnership to enable safer and more precise cancer immunotherapies.

Lovly earns scholarship grant for lung cancer research

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Christine Lovly, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Medicine, has received a $200,000 grant to support promising new research on lung cancer.

VUMC researchers find a way to ‘starve’ cancer

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to starve a tumor and stop its growth with a newly discovered small compound that blocks uptake of the vital nutrient glutamine.

Catching the nation’s deadliest cancer; how lung screening can help

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Lung screening improves odds for lung cancer survival. Learn who should be screened.

PET imaging to predict tumor response

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

About 10 percent of patients with colorectal cancer express a mutated form of the signaling molecule BRAF, which may be targeted for treatment by selective BRAF inhibitors. PET (positron emission tomography) imaging using a standard glucose probe is not able to predict response to BRAF inhibitors. In addition to becoming dependent on glucose, cancer cells […]

New Radiology website gives patients pre-visit tips

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Patients scheduled to undergo an imaging procedure at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) can now explore a new Radiology and Radiological Sciences patient website for tips about what to expect during the visit, how to prepare for the procedure and how early to arrive prior to the appointment. Designed with patient education in mind, the […]

Colon cancer awareness event set for Aug. 5

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

For some people cancer, especially colon cancer, is a persistent and potentially deadly visitor affecting family members from one generation to the next. Individuals who have a parent, sibling or child diagnosed with colon cancer have double the risk of developing the disease. But not all colon cancer is caused by hereditary factors. Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer […]

Massion named to lead new cancer prevention initiative

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Pierre Massion, M.D., Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Medicine, has been named to direct the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) Cancer Early Detection and Prevention Initiative. Massion is an Ingram Professor of Cancer Research and co-leader of the VICC Cancer Health Outcomes and Control Research Program with Debra Friedman, M.D., and David Penson, M.D., MPH. The immediate […]

Superior scan for tumors

Friday, June 24th, 2016

While relatively rare, tumors of neuroendocrine cells, which release hormones in response to neuronal signals, have been difficult to diagnose and treat. Now Ronald C. Walker, M.D., and colleagues have reported that PET/CT imaging using the radionuclide Gallium-68 combined with DOTATATE, a compound that binds to these types of tumor cells, is safe and clearly […]