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AI used to identify patients at risk for lung cancer

Dec. 16, 2021—  by Matt Batcheldor The Vanderbilt Lung Institute is the first location in Tennessee to debut Optellum Virtual Lung Nodule Clinic comprehensive management software that, using artificial intelligence, can identify and track patients at risk for lung cancer — even if they have never been in for a cancer screening. That’s because the Optellum software...

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Ward named Dermatology’s vice chair of Basic Research

Dec. 16, 2021—Nicole Ward, PhD, has joined Vanderbilt as professor and vice-chair of Basic Research in the Department of Dermatology, effective Jan. 15, 2021.

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Ess, Warren, Williams elected to American Pediatric Society

Dec. 16, 2021—Three Vanderbilt pediatricians have been elected to the American Pediatric Society, one of the nation’s oldest and most renowned academic societies.

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Cardiology Core Lab gains CAP accreditation

Dec. 16, 2021—Vanderbilt's Cardiology Core Laboratory for Translational and Clinical Research biorepository recently obtained accreditation from the College of American Pathologists

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Holiday Gift Giveaway

Dec. 16, 2021—Donald Brady, MD, Beverly Conner, MBA, and Champ were among the many volunteers who helped give out thousands of turkeys, tofurkeys and other gifts during last week’s Holiday Gift Giveaway.

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Down syndrome patient celebrates anniversary of novel transplant

Dec. 15, 2021—Vanderbilt patient Joe Eitl was among the first patients in the country with Down syndrome to undergo a heart and liver transplant.

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Study finds similar success rates with two devices for breathing tube placement

Dec. 15, 2021—Two devices for placing a breathing tube during critical illness had similar success rates for intubation on the first attempt, according to a study published Dec. 8 in JAMA.

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Study sets framework for precision surveillance of colorectal cancer

Dec. 14, 2021—Vanderbilt research has revealed some of the mechanisms by which polyps develop into colorectal cancer, setting the framework for improved surveillance for the cancer utilizing precision medicine.

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Immune landscape in adrenal cancer

Dec. 14, 2021—The profile of immune-related gene expression and tumor-infiltrating immune cells in adrenocortical cancer suggests targets for new treatment strategies.

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt urges caution in toy selection this holiday season

Dec. 13, 2021—Santa is known for making a list and checking it twice, and injury prevention experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt urge shoppers to follow suit when purchasing gifts this holiday season.

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Oral microbes and gastric cancer

Dec. 13, 2021—Studies in three large population cohorts that include Asian, African American and European American people support a role for the oral microbiota — the collection of microbial species in the mouth — in gastric cancer development.

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“Supermeres” may carry clues to cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and COVID-19

Dec. 10, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered a nanoparticle released from cells, called a “supermere,” which contains enzymes, proteins and RNA associated with multiple cancers, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease and even COVID-19.

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