Radiation and pulmonary fibrosis

To develop strategies for preventing radiation-induced lung fibrosis (scarring), Vanderbilt investigators are exploring the cell types and factors that contribute to the fibrotic response.

mother and baby

Kids’ cells okay after mom’s cancer radiation

Study finds no evidence of increased mitochondrial mutations in the children of women treated with radiation for cancer.

Brain power

Protecting brainpower during radiation

Blocking a certain protein during radiation to treat brain cancers could protect the brain’s thinking powers.