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Author: Melissa Stamm

Factor sensitizes cancer to radiation

Apr. 6, 2012—Measuring levels of an enzyme in head and neck tumors may indicate how the tumor will respond to radiation therapy.

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Gut germs govern growth

Apr. 6, 2012—Treating H. pylori infection in children may help their growth rebound, a recent study suggests.

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Smoking stokes cells’ cancer capacity

Mar. 23, 2012—Cellular pathways altered by chronic exposure to cigarette smoke may reveal new biomarkers to assess smoking-induced lung cancer risk.

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Colon cancer’s cellular crossroads

Mar. 16, 2012—New information about signaling pathways involved in colorectal cancer could aid in assessing prognosis and identifying new therapeutic targets for the disease.

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Urine biomarker for colon cancer?

Mar. 10, 2012—A molecule detectable in urine may be helpful in diagnosing colon cancer.

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Combo combats dizziness

Mar. 9, 2012—Some patients may need a combo of medications to combat a condition that causes dizziness.

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‘Acid test’ for cervical cancer

Feb. 21, 2012—An inexpensive, low-tech test for cervical cancer may be a good option for screening for the disease among HIV-infected women in developing countries.

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On the tail of RSV infection mechanism

Feb. 15, 2012—New details about the life cycle of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) could aid the development of therapies to combat this leading cause of serious illness in infants and the elderly.

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Treatment window for genetic disorder

Feb. 1, 2012—Treatment with a drug used to prevent organ rejection partially reverses the course of tuberous sclerosis, research in mice suggests.

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Drugs reverse lung cancer cell changes

Feb. 1, 2012—Drugs that target “epigenetic” changes may help treat or slow the progression of lung cancer.

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Protein repairs esophageal DNA damage

Jan. 25, 2012—A protein involved in repairing DNA damage associated with gastric reflux may play a tumor suppressor role in the esophagus and could represent a target for therapies to combat esophageal cancer.

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Obesity genes linked to uterine cancer

Jan. 20, 2012—In addition to body mass index, genetic markers of obesity may provide value in predicting endometrial cancer risk.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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