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Cancer Moonshot award to help map tumor progression

Sep. 27, 2018—A trans-institutional team of researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University has received an $11 million Cancer Moonshot grant to build a single-cell resolution atlas to map out the routes that benign colonic polyps take to progress to colorectal cancer, the third most common cancer among both men and women in the United States.

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Medically underserved women in the Southeast rarely receive BRCA tests

Aug. 14, 2018—Medically underserved women in the Southeast diagnosed with breast cancer or ovarian cancer missed out on genetic testing that could have helped them and their relatives make important decisions about their health, according to new research from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

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Genetics of lung cancer survival

Jun. 29, 2017—Vanderbilt investigators have conducted a first-of-its-kind genome-wide association study of lung cancer survival in African-Americans.

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Study finds menthol cigarettes do not further increase smokers’ cardiovascular disease, stroke risk

May. 17, 2016—Smoking is deleterious to health, but smokers who prefer menthol cigarettes to nonmenthol can breathe a sigh of relief…for now.

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Cancer prevention and poverty

Mar. 31, 2016—A new epidemiological study supports smoking cessation and avoidance of sedentary lifestyle as cancer prevention measures.

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Prenatal folic acid and asthma

Oct. 30, 2015—The timing of folic acid-containing prescription filling during pregnancy was associated with childhood asthma, according to a new Vanderbilt study.

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QuickVU Science! Cancer imaging breakthrough

Mar. 12, 2015—In the latest QuickVU: See the imaging breakthrough that could transform cancer treatment; find out which snack could save your heart; and learn how magnets could make recovery from surgery easier and faster. Watch now!

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VU study finds peanut consumption associated with decreased total mortality and mortality from cardiovascular diseases

Mar. 2, 2015—If you’re looking for a simple way to lower your risk of dying from a heart attack, consider going nuts.

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Cancer survival improvements vary by age, race

Feb. 26, 2015—Improvements in cancer diagnosis and treatment have led to longer survival for most cancer patients in the United States. However, the improvement in survival was substantially greater among younger patients and those who are white in most of the cancers studied, according to new research by Vanderbilt University investigators.

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Study explores race differences of lung cancer risk

Aug. 1, 2013—Vanderbilt research scientist Melinda Aldrich, Ph.D., MPH, has been awarded a National Institutes of Health Academic Career Award to investigate some of the genetic secrets behind a greater risk of lung cancer among African-Americans compared with other racial and ethnic groups.

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Study reveals broad dangers of trans fats

Apr. 18, 2013—A new study by Vanderbilt investigators suggests a diet high in trans fatty acids (TFA) may contribute to death from any cause.

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Photo: Discovery Lecture Collins

Apr. 11, 2013—Sir Rory Collins, MBBS, co-director of the Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit at Oxford, talks about the need for large-scale population studies during his recent Flexner Discovery Lecture.

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