Leigh MacMillan

Genotype-specific blood counts

Vanderbilt researchers report genotype-specific reference ranges to improve interpretation of laboratory blood results in African Americans with a common gene variant that lowers white blood cell counts.

Pregnant woman holding pill pack

Targeted cancer drug during pregnancy

The targeted cancer therapy alectinib was safe as a treatment for lung cancer during two pregnancies in a patient with non-small cell lung cancer, according to a case report from Vanderbilt physicians.

H. pylori and lung cancer

Specific biomarkers for H. pylori — a bacterium that infects the stomach — were associated with increased risk of lung cancer, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

Epidemiology PhD program receives CEPH accreditation

The Vanderbilt Epidemiology PhD Program has received accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

The study team included (front row, from left) Kelsey Voss, PhD, Rachel Bonami, PhD, Erin Wilfong, MD, PhD, (back row, from left) Jonathan Irish, PhD, Jeff Rathmell, PhD, and Ivelin Georgiev, PhD.

Vanderbilt team tracks cellular and antibody responses to COVID-19 vaccine

In a technical tour de force, a collaborative team of Vanderbilt researchers has characterized the antigen-specific immune response to the Pfizer SARS-CoV-2 RNA vaccine.

Probing the tumor microenvironment

Vanderbilt researchers used single-cell sequencing, imaging, and computational approaches to characterize the colonic tumor microenvironment, providing important insights to the components that play roles in colorectal tumor pathogenesis.

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