VUMC News and Communications

Protein Profile Predicts Prognosis in Lung Cancer Patients

Researchers have moved a step closer to finding a "molecular fingerprint" of an individual’s cancer.

Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital Study Finds Use of Automated External Defibrillators in Children Safe and Effective

A research study performed at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, proving the safety and effectiveness of using automated external defibrillators (AED’s) in children, has helped change American Heart Association guidelines. The study will be published in the August 2003 issue of Annals of Emergency Medicine.

46 VUMC physicians named ‘America’s Top Doctors’

The just-published third edition of America’s Top Doctors lists 46 VUMC physicians among its rankings, an increase over the 39 cited in the book’s second edition, published last year.

VUMC Smallpox Vaccine Study to Examine Ability of Bandages to Contain Virus

As questions continue to swirl around President Bush’s national smallpox vaccination plan, Vanderbilt University Medical Center is launching a new smallpox bandage trial that will help answer questions about one of the major issues associated with receiving the vaccine.

Migratory ability of cancer cells examined

Researchers are working to understand the process of how cancer cells develop the ability to migrate from their original location, settle and begin growing in another distant organ.

Vanderbilt Psychiatrist Studying Fog Associated with Chemotherapy

Laurel Brown, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, is the principal investigator of a pilot study currently underway in The Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, in conjunction with the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology to uncover the cause of cognitive deficits many breast cancer patients experience after being treated with chemotherapy, often referred to as "chemo brain" or "chemo fog."

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