American Cancer Society Archives
Study identifies new culprit in lung cancer development
Jan. 27, 2016—A microRNA — a small piece of RNA involved in regulating gene expression — functions as an oncogene to drive the development of lung cancer, Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered.
Origins of neuroblastoma
Aug. 12, 2015—Vanderbilt researchers are exploring how neuroblastoma tumors begin and progress, knowledge that could provide new treatments for this pediatric cancer.
Drug signaling networks
Jul. 15, 2015—Vanderbilt investigators have developed a new algorithm to understand the networks of signaling molecules that control drug action.
VU study to explore Accountable Care Organizations’ impact on cancer screenings
May. 28, 2015—As health care organizations implement new strategies to improve quality and reduce costs, a physician researcher at VUMC is setting out to identify whether there could be unintended effects.
Probing roles of a cell death protein
Jul. 17, 2013—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered new roles for a protein involved in cell death processes that are activated to prevent tumor-causing DNA mutations.
National cancer prevention study enrolls 168 at Vanderbilt
May. 2, 2013—Rose Vick, MSN, instructor at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, has blood drawn during Cancer Prevention Study-3 enrollment on April 25. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, the goal of the nationwide study is to examine a wide spectrum of lifestyle, behavioral, environmental and genetic risk factors linked to cancer risk and death. Vanderbilt served...
VU to serve as host site for ACS cancer prevention study
Mar. 28, 2013—Most cancers are sporadic, which means that physicians don’t have enough clues to determine what caused an individual’s disease.
‘Champions’ wanted for nationwide cancer prevention study
Feb. 6, 2013—What if you could prevent even one family member from hearing the words, “You have cancer”? The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers from the Vanderbilt community to become “champions” who spread the word about a historic cancer research study coming to Langford Auditorium April 25. Many individuals diagnosed with cancer struggle to answer the...
Bid protein guards blood cells against stress
Oct. 25, 2012—A protein normally known to promote cell death found to encourage survival of blood forming cells.
African ancestry, stomach bug link
Aug. 16, 2012—Socioeconomic factors, African ancestry linked to risk for cancer-causing infection.
On the hunt for bladder cancer factors
Jul. 26, 2012—A protein linked to aggressive bladder cancers could point to new strategies for treatment or prevention.
Vanderbilt identifies genes linked to breast cancer chemo resistance
Jun. 11, 2012—A study led by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center investigators has identified a gene expression pattern that may explain why chemotherapy prior to surgery isn’t effective against some tumors and suggests new therapy options for patients with specific subtypes of breast cancer.