Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery Archives
Patient undergoes novel therapy to treat pancreatic cancer
Feb. 16, 2023—Maudean Armour of Clarksville, Tennessee, is the first patient in Tennessee to undergo intraoperative radiotherapy for pancreatic cancer — a new technology that targets any remaining cancer cells with electrons during surgery.
Kauffmann named vice chair for Global Surgery
Sep. 29, 2022—Rondi Kauffmann, MD, MPH, selected to be the inaugural vice chair for Global Surgery in the Section of Surgical Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
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.
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.