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Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery Archives

Nerve cells and cancer progression

Sep. 22, 2022—Immature nerves and neural precursor cells increase in density as a type of premalignant tumor in the pancreas progresses to invasive disease, suggesting that blocking these cells may arrest malignant progression.

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Study tests drug to illuminate cancer during surgery

Sep. 8, 2022—A Vanderbilt study is testing drugs that provide a targeted fluorescent dye that clings to and illuminates cancer.

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