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Breast cancer risk variants identified for women of African ancestry

A study led by researchers from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center sheds light on some of the genetic variants that make breast cancer more deadly for women of African ancestry and significantly reduces the disparity in knowledge for assessing their genomic risk factors.

Study seeks to evaluate military exposures on veterans’ lung cancer risk 

A prospective cohort of veterans including those with military toxic exposures, such as burn pits, will be screened annually with low-dose chest CT to detect lung cancer and other disease early.

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25th Annual VICC Scientific Retreat focuses on hereditary cancers

The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center 25th Annual Scientific Retreat will focus on hereditary cancers and feature nationally and internationally renowned speakers on the subject.

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VUMC hosts symposium on stem cell transplants and cellular therapies

The Vanderbilt Stem Cell Transplant and Cellular Therapy Symposium offers clinicians detailed information on the latest developments for hematological diseases, ranging from immunotherapies for blood cancers to new, curative therapies for sickle cell disease.

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Jennifer Vega receives NCCN Foundation Young Investigator Award

Jennifer Vega, PhD, a cognitive neuroscientist and research instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, has received a 2024 National Comprehensive Cancer Network Foundation Young Investigator Award.

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New urine test has higher diagnostic accuracy for prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death among men in the U.S.

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