A new technology may allow doctors to better distinguish benign from malignant lung nodules in CT-based lung cancer screening.
News: Lung Cancer
Lung cancer is the most deadly cancer in the United States – but high-tech imaging now lets smokers get checked for early signs of lung cancer. Finding lung cancer in its earliest stages makes it far easier to treat.
Christine Lovly, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Medicine, has received a $200,000 grant to support promising new research on lung cancer.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) Lung Screening Program for patients at high risk for cancer recently reached a milestone, enrolling more than 700 patients and performing more than 1,000 CT screening examinations.
Lung screening improves odds for lung cancer survival. Learn who should be screened.
Radiation-induced pulmonary fibrosis — tissue scarring that can permanently impair lung function — limits the delivery of therapeutic radiation doses to non-small cell lung cancer. To develop strategies for preventing or reducing fibrosis, Michael Freeman, Ph.D., and colleagues are exploring the cell types and factors that contribute to the radiation-induced fibrotic response.
A simple blood test is allowing Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) researchers to determine which patients should be prescribed varenicline (Chantix) to stop smoking and which patients could do just as well, and avoid side effects, by using a nicotine patch.
Lung cancer survivors and their caregivers are invited to attend a free educational evening at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) Thursday, Nov. 16, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., at the University Club, 2402 Garland Ave.
Cancer investigators led by researchers at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center have co-developed a liquid biopsy blood-based assay used to identify specific gene mutations associated with the development or relapse of small-cell lung cancer (SCLC)
With the assistance of VUMC’s Outpatient Palliative Care, Nashville photographer Fred Dusel has been able to once again work on his passion — carbon transfer printmaking.