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News: Gastrointestinal Cancer Research Program

Potential biomarker for IBD severity, cancer risk identified

Thursday, February 4th, 2021

A selenium transport protein produced in the colon is underexpressed in patients with ulcerative colitis and helps protect against colitis-associated cancer in an animal model, Vanderbilt investigators have discovered.

New drug for metastatic colorectal cancer enters phase 3 trial

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

A new therapy for metastatic colorectal cancer that has been granted fast track designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is being tested in a phase 3 clinical trial at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

VUMC study sheds light on gastric cancer development

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

VUMC researchers have created the world’s first laboratory model of precancerous changes in the lining of the stomach, a scientific tour de force that is helping to unlock the mysteries of gastric cancer development.

New Physician Spotlight: Cathy Eng

Friday, November 1st, 2019

Cathy Eng, MD, a national and international leader in gastrointestinal medical oncology, was recruited to VUMC from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

A step toward gastric cancer

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

New research findings provide insight into the detrimental events that develop in response to H. pylori infection.

Bailey to direct general surgery residency program

Monday, September 9th, 2019

Christina Bailey, MD, MSCI, assistant professor of Surgery, has been named the new program director of the general surgery residency training program in the Department of Surgery, Section of Surgical Sciences.

Colorectal cancer researchers receive SPORE funding

Saturday, August 31st, 2019

Colorectal cancer researchers from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) have been awarded a Specialized Program of Research Excellence grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

Pancreatic cancer clue

Friday, August 30th, 2019

Inflammation synergizes with a cell’s intrinsic genetic program to promote the development of pancreatic cancer.

Protein’s role in inflammation-related cancer studied

Friday, August 30th, 2019

Investigators are exploring the molecular mechanisms behind the association of chronic inflammation and colon cancer.

Cellular soldiers designed to kill cancer cells that get loose during surgery, stop metastasis

Friday, July 26th, 2019

Cellular soldiers created using the body’s own defenses can track down and kill escaping cancer cells during surgeries, preventing metastasis and saving lives, a Vanderbilt University biomedical engineer has discovered, particularly in cases of triple negative breast cancer.

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