A clinical study of a drug that may block cancer metastasis is currently enrolling patients at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.
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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) guidelines that determine which smokers qualify for CT scans exclude significant numbers of African Americans who develop lung cancer, a health disparity that merits modifications to lung cancer screening criteria, according to a study from Vanderbilt researchers.
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.
Immunotherapy is helping cancer patient Roszell Mack Jr. to continue going to his job on a Kentucky horse farm.
Customized oral stents can minimize harm from radiation therapy for some head and neck cancer patients.
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 American Cancer Society now recommends people at average risk be screened for colorectal cancer via colonoscopy, or another method, starting at age 45, rather than at age 50.
The Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE) team of Robert Webster III, PhD, and Duke Herrell, MD, have received a $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a new surgical robot for endoscopic transurethral prostatectomy.
A recent study provides clinicians genomic guidance for surveillance of targeted therapy resistance in patients with EGFR-mutant non-small cell lung cancer — and more importantly — another drug option when resistance occurs.
The 20th Annual Scientific Retreat will be held Wednesday, May 1, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Vanderbilt University Student Life Center. Registration is free, but attendees should register by April 26. The topic of the retreat is “Signal Transduction in Cancer Initiation, Progression and Treatment.”