Author: Tom Wilemon
Jun. 15, 2023—A Vanderbilt study that delved into genetic predisposition for early-onset colorectal cancer by race and ethnicity has identified differing germline risk variants.
Jun. 8, 2023—A study from Vanderbilt researchers has found that enhanced treatment support can help smokers who have more difficulty quitting because they are fast metabolizers of nicotine.
Jun. 5, 2023—The expected course of a patient's cancer prognosis has traditionally been judged by its type, stage and microscopic aggressiveness, but patients with the same presentation can still have widely divergent outcomes. Researchers from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center have discovered that differences in tumor mutation burden are a major reason for this divergence.
May. 31, 2023—Vanderbilt research shows that a liquid biopsy-based multicancer early detection (MCED) test could detect 12 types of cancers, including low DNA-shedding cancers and early-stage cancers.
May. 11, 2023—Christine Lovly, MD, PhD, has been elected to the American Association for Cancer Research board of directors.
May. 11, 2023—The largest genomic analysis ever conducted of small cell lung cancer tumors (SCLC) has identified genetic subtypes and provided insights into the mechanisms of this aggressive and deadly cancer.
Apr. 27, 2023—Vanderbilt is launching a clinical trial that pairs an experimental vaccine with an established immunotherapy for recurrent, human papilloma virus (HPV)-related oropharyngeal cancer of the head and neck.
Apr. 26, 2023—The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center 24th Annual Scientific Retreat will be held from 8:30 am to 3 pm, May 23, in the Vanderbilt Student Life Center.
Apr. 6, 2023—Vanderbilt's Jordan Berlin, MD, is a 2022 recipient of the National Cancer Institute Director’s Award.
Mar. 30, 2023—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has started offering scalp cooling, which mitigates hair loss for patients receiving certain chemotherapy regimens.
Mar. 30, 2023—Vanderbilt's Kim Sandler, MD, has been named co-chair of the Lung Cancer Screening Steering Committee for the American College of Radiology.