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Study shows better option for treatment of inoperable anal cancer

Jun. 24, 2020—People with inoperable anal cancer treated with carboplatin-paclitaxel had fewer complications and lived longer than those who received another chemotherapy that has been more often administered.

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VUMC faculty receive grant to expand LGBTQ voices in biomedical research

Jun. 24, 2020—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) Center for Biomedical Ethics & Society were recently awarded a grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) of the National Institutes for Health (NIH) to explore LGBTQ+ perspectives on a range of issues related to biomedical research.

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Major U.S. trial closes showing no benefit for hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19

Jun. 21, 2020—The Outcomes Related to COVID-19 Treated with Hydroxychloroquine among In-patients with Symptomatic Disease (ORCHID) trial stopped enrolling new patients based on the fourth scheduled interim analysis showing no evidence of benefit or harm. 

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TERAVOLT registry tracks outcomes of treatments among people with thoracic cancers sickened by COVID-19

Jun. 12, 2020—New data from TERAVOLT, a global consortium that tracks outcomes of people with thoracic cancers affected by COVID-19, offers clues as to why they experienced a high death rate of 33% when the coronavirus swept across Europe.

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Vanderbilt, AstraZeneca collaborate on new COVID-19 antibody research

Jun. 9, 2020—After evaluating the ability of more than 1,500 monoclonal antibodies to bind and neutralize the COVID-19 virus, SARS-CoV-2, in the laboratory, AstraZeneca signed an exclusive license to six candidate antibodies in Vanderbilt’s portfolio.

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Fleming reflects on a life of love, purpose after terminal cancer diagnosis

Jun. 4, 2020—A month before his 49th birthday, Geoffrey Fleming, MD, had a biopsy of his liver to diagnose an unidentified metastatic disease that he already knew was “something bad.”

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Core principles guiding the COVID-19 response and beyond

May. 15, 2020—During a first-ever virtual leadership assembly necessitated through social distancing, Vanderbilt University Medical Center leaders answered questions about the Medical Center’s response to COVID-19 so far and what the future could hold.

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VUMC’s Capra, Bastarache set for Jan. 30 Cutting-Edge Discovery Lecture

Jan. 22, 2020—The intersection of genetics and electronic health records will be discussed by two Vanderbilt University researchers during a Cutting-Edge Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Jan. 30. The lecture will begin at 4 p.m. in 208 Light Hall.

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Tennessee Receives Grant from Federal Government to Address Opioid Crisis

Dec. 20, 2019—The Division of TennCare will partner with VUMC as part of the MOM program focusing on 26 rural and urban counties to improve the outcomes for women with opioid use disorder and their infants.

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AI’s Future Potential Hinges on Consensus: NAM Report

Dec. 18, 2019—The current explosion of investment and development in health care AI is happening without an underpinning of consensus of responsible, transparent deployment, which potentially constrains its potential.

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Sleep experts: daylight saving time has long-term brain effects

Nov. 4, 2019—Sleep experts published a JAMA Neurology commentary in which they recap large epidemiological studies to advocate for ending the practice.

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Langevin to headline inaugural Osher lecture series

Oct. 18, 2019—Dr. Helene Langevin is the inaugural speaker of a new lecture series on Oct. 29, 2019, hosted by the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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