Department of Surgery

VUMC’s new automated biobanking system can store as many as 10 million biospecimens.

New high-tech biobank safeguards critical specimens

Anna Means, PhD, R. Daniel Beauchamp, MD, and colleagues are studying a group of proteins that are essential to the growth of colorectal cancer tumors.

Researchers find potential new target against colorectal cancer

Study reveals how gastric cancer forms, suggests preventive treatment

Eunyoung Choi, PhD, assistant professor of Surgery, and colleagues identified for the first time that Trop2+/CD133+/CD166+ dysplastic stem cells are a key source of clonal evolution of dysplasia to multiple types of gastric cancer.

Dolly Parton and longtime friend, Naji Abumrad, MD. (photo Courtesy of Dolly Parton)

Dolly Parton donates $1 million to pediatric infectious disease research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Dolly Parton is donating $1 million to pediatric infectious disease research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to help in the fight against serious infectious diseases such as coronavirus that have worldwide ramifications.

Sister surgeons share a winding road that led to VUMC

From Canada to Florida to VUMC, the “Gillaspie Girls” are building careers after “falling in love with surgery.”

Choi, Short receive AGA Research Foundation Awards

Two Vanderbilt researchers have received awards from the AGA Foundation, the charitable arm of the American Gastroenterological Association.

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