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Colon cancer researchers awarded NCI grant for study of early lesions

Sep. 22, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers are studying precancerous lesions and early cancers in the colon, with the goal of developing new ways to prevent colorectal cancer, the nation’s second leading cancer killer.

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Lung cancer detection program lands grant renewal

Sep. 15, 2022—The National Cancer Institute has renewed funding for the Early Detection Research Network Lung Cancer Clinical Validation Center at Vanderbilt- Ingram Cancer Center.

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Cancer registries and sarcoma research

Sep. 13, 2022—The number of sarcoma research studies that use the two largest U.S. cancer registries is increasing, but over one-third of studies that asked the same research question reported conflicting findings.

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Grant supports research to study gastric cancer origins

Sep. 1, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers have received $5 million in funding from a new initiative by the National Cancer Institute that aims to define how gastric and gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinomas form and evolve at the cellular level.

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VIGH, VICC establish cancer research program in Zambia

Jul. 21, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University of Zambia (UNZA) are partnering on a program to develop a cadre of researchers and educators to lead cancer epidemiology research and training in Zambia.

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Study to evaluate how environment impacts cancer risk

Oct. 21, 2021—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is leading an ambitious project to assess the impact of environmental exposures on cancer risk for people living in Southern states.

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Eng named co-chair of NCI clinical trials steering committee

Sep. 23, 2021—Vanderbilt's Cathy Eng, MD, has been elected co-chair of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Gastrointestinal Cancer Steering Committee.

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Ciombor chosen for NCI clinical investigator team leadership award

Jul. 15, 2021—Kristen Ciombor, MD, MSCI, is one of 10 physicians nationwide selected by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for the 2021 Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award.

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VUMC joins national effort to improve disease prediction in diverse populations

Jun. 16, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center will participate in a new federal initiative aimed at improving the use of polygenic risk scores (PRS) to predict complex diseases in diverse populations.

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Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center calls for action to get cancer-preventing HPV vaccination back on track

May. 27, 2021—A significant reduction in annual well visits and immunizations during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a vaccination gap among U.S. children and adolescents, especially with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for cancer prevention.

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People at high genetic risk for colorectal cancer benefit more from lifestyle changes

May. 13, 2021—People with a high polygenic risk score for colorectal cancer could benefit more at preventing the disease by leading healthy lifestyles than those at lower genetic risk, according to a study by Vanderbilt researchers published in the April issue of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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VUMC, Case Western apply artificial intelligence to “customize” oral cancer treatment

Jan. 5, 2021—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland have been awarded a five-year, $3.3 million grant by the National Cancer Institute to apply artificial intelligence (AI) to help customize treatment for oral cancer patients.

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