Cancer

Multi-institutional study of Wilms tumor facilitates enrollment, optimizes treatment

Multi-institutional study finds that enrollment and outcomes were similar across racial and ethnic groups for children participating in therapeutic trials for Wilms tumor — the most common pediatric kidney cancer worldwide.

Waddell Walker Hancock Cancer Discovery Fund names first scholars

A research endeavor that seeks to develop a new cancer immunotherapy utilizing nanobody delivery and targeted heating of tumors has received funding from the Waddell Walker Hancock Cancer Discovery Fund.

Vanderbilt nanodrug may be a paradigm shift for cancer

A multidisciplinary research team at Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center has discovered a new way to kill a tumor by disrupting its acidic “microenvironment” without harming normal tissue.

Fatty acids rewire energy supply chain in stomach cancer development

A study by Vanderbilt researchers has revealed how metabolic changes spurred by fatty acids contribute to the transformation of cells into abnormal versions of themselves that are the precursors to stomach cancer.

Long-term follow-up pinpoints side effects of treatments for prostate cancer patients

A 10-year follow up study of nearly 2,500 U.S. men who received prostate cancer treatment will help inform decision making in terms of treatments and side effects for a diverse population.

Molecular profiles of tissue plus circulating tumor DNA can better guide cancer care

Vanderbilt research indicates that adding liquid biopsy testing for circulating tumor DNA mutations increases targetable mutation detection rates.

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