Frank Mason

Frank Mason, PhD, left, Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, and their colleagues have identified an early event in the development of cancer, one that could lead to new ways to prevent it. (photo by Erin O. Smith)

VUMC study reveals critical first steps to cancer

A new study by Vanderbilt researchers provides a remarkably detailed view of the earliest events leading to the development of cancer, and of potential new ways to prevent it.