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HDL-cholesterol and breast cancer risk

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Genetic analyses suggest that high circulating HDL-cholesterol levels may increase breast cancer risk — a surprising finding since increased HDL-cholesterol is thought to be healthy.

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.

Study finds breast cancer recurrence score has different implications for men

Sunday, December 22nd, 2019

A study published last year offered good news for women with early-stage ER-positive breast cancer who scored at intermediate risk for recurrence. However, a new study finds this conclusion may not directly apply to male patients with the same type of breast cancer

Cell fate signaling

Saturday, December 21st, 2019

A newly identified protein interaction that affects cell cycle regulation may be an attractive target for cancer therapy.

Understanding cell division

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Vanderbilt researchers have uncovered another piece in the puzzle of how cells divide — a process that goes awry in cancer cells.

NCI ‘Moonshot’ grant to boost hereditary cancer identification

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

VUMC is leading an initiative to establish a streamlined process for collection of family health histories that could set the stage for a standardized system to make the information easily accessible.

VICC takes leading role in international cancer database project

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

VICC is one of three institutions launching the first phase of a collaboration to advance precision oncology through the creation of a clinico-genomic dataset with an international reach.

High fiber, yogurt diet associated with lower lung cancer risk

Monday, October 28th, 2019

A diet high in fiber and yogurt is associated with a reduced risk for lung cancer, according to a study by Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers.

Another way to detect lymphedema

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Early detection of lymphedema, which occurs in 20% of patients following breast cancer treatment, may improve therapeutic options for patients.

Completing DNA synthesis

Monday, October 21st, 2019

James Dewar and colleagues have identified a role for the enzyme topoisomerase II in reducing replication errors during the final stage of DNA synthesis.

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