Skip to main content

cancer Archives

Cancer signaling pathway blocker

Apr. 3, 2015—Researchers at Vanderbilt University have discovered a new way to inhibit Hedgehog (Hh) signaling, an important regulatory pathway for vertebrate development – and cancer.

Read more


NCI’s national report shows cancer deaths on decline in U.S.

Apr. 2, 2015—The death rates for most forms of cancer continue to decline at a modest pace among men, women and children in the United States, according to the Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer 1975 – 2011.

Read more


‘Docking stations’ on chromosomes new anti-cancer target

Mar. 26, 2015—Vanderbilt University researchers have discovered a cleft in a chromosome-binding protein that may hold the key to stopping most cancers in their tracks.

Read more


Cancer survival improvements vary by age, race

Feb. 26, 2015—Improvements in cancer diagnosis and treatment have led to longer survival for most cancer patients in the United States. However, the improvement in survival was substantially greater among younger patients and those who are white in most of the cancers studied, according to new research by Vanderbilt University investigators.

Read more


‘Stretched’ cells promote cancer

Feb. 19, 2015—Mechanical stress appears to be a critical factor in activating normal tissue-associated fibroblasts to generate cancer-associated fibroblasts.

Read more


Gene profile predicts metastasis

Feb. 9, 2015—A specific gene expression profile represents a novel, biologically relevant “signature” for identifying colon cancers with high risk of metastatic recurrence, Vanderbilt researchers have found.

Read more


New data mining method reveals cancer-driving genes

Jan. 22, 2015—Prospecting for genes that might be implicated in cancer, a Vanderbilt University Medical Center research team has struck pay dirt.

Read more


Enzyme affects tumor metastasis

Jan. 8, 2015—A protein that degrades the “matrix” between cells participates in the development of lung metastases from primary breast cancer in mouse models and may be a good target for breast cancer treatment.

Read more


New insight on oral cancer culprits

Nov. 12, 2014—A new mouse model offers insight into the signaling pathways that control oral cancers – and a platform for testing anticancer therapeutics.

Read more


Protein “pockets” help ID cancer genes

Nov. 11, 2014—Vanderbilt investigators have used a computational biology approach to uncover new cancer drivers and biomarkers of anticancer drug response.

Read more


Web storytelling study helps children cope with cancer

Oct. 23, 2014—The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) has been awarded a $1.8 million grant by National Institute of Health/National Institute of Nursing Research. The four-year grant is in partnership with the Palliative Care Research Cooperative (PCRC), and will recruit children with advanced or relapsed cancer via Facebook and develop a Web-based tool so they can...

Read more


Gilda’s Club Nashville honors VICC’s Martin

Sep. 4, 2014—Longtime patient advocate and breast cancer survivor Pam Martin is the 2014 recipient of the Nancy Saturn Award of Inspiration from Gilda’s Club Nashville, an affiliate of the Cancer Support Community.

Read more


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

more