Cancer

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.

(photo by Erin O. Smith)

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.

(photo by Erin O. Smith)

Making a splash for cancer research

The third annual Swim Across America – Nashville was held April 21 at Ensworth Natatorium on the Ensworth School’s Frist Campus. The event raises funds for research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

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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.

Jeffrey Rathmell, PhD, and Melissa Wolf, PhD. (photo by Susan Urmy)

Study reveals potential new way to stop a common kidney cancer

Vanderbilt researchers have identified cancer cell-specific genetic alterations that reprogram the immune “landscape,” thereby driving tumor growth, and discovered a potential new drug target for stopping it.

Jennifer Vega, PhD

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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