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Fish oil and cancer prevention

Saturday, June 29th, 2019

Fish oil supplementation provides a modest but beneficial effect on reducing molecules associated with colorectal cancer development.

Health disparity for blacks exists within lung screening guidelines

Saturday, June 29th, 2019

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.

Asian nations in early tobacco epidemic: study

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Asian countries are in the early stages of a tobacco smoking epidemic with habits mirroring those of the United States from past decades, setting the stage for a spike in future deaths from smoking-related diseases.

New guidelines recommend colonoscopy at 45

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

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.

Head and neck cancer screening event set for April 12

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

The free annual screening will be Friday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the John S. Odess Clinic for Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery in the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center at 7209 Medical Center East, South Tower. No appointment is necessary.

Symposium explores prevention of HPV-associated cancers

Friday, March 15th, 2019

Physicians and researchers from across the country came to the Vanderbilt Symposium on HPV Infections and Associated Cancers on March 1 to discuss screening and prevention strategies for the human papillomavirus (HPV).

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.

Diabetes drug may prevent cancer

Friday, September 21st, 2018

A drug commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes might help prevent patients from developing liver cancers, according to a recent study by Harvey J. Murff, MD, MPH, and colleagues.

Latino faith leaders gather to discuss health needs in their community

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

Nearly 50 faith leaders from at least 20 Latino churches gathered at the Coleman Park Community Center on July 14, 2018, for the Faith and Health Collaborative’s Breakfast with Pastors.

New research finds lung cancer risk drops substantially within five years of quitting smoking

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

The risk of lung cancer drops substantially within five years of quitting, according to a new analysis of the landmark Framingham Heart Study by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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