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Reporter Sept 23 2016

BMI genotype and breast cancer risk

Sep. 29, 2016—For breast cancer prevention, a new study provides evidence for lifestyle modification to reduce weight gain in adults.

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Targeting norovirus “noxiousness”

Sep. 28, 2016—New discoveries will guide efforts to develop vaccines or antiviral agents for norovirus, the most common cause of infectious diarrhea.

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Blood exposures for traditional healers

Sep. 23, 2016—Traditional healers in sub-Saharan have a high rate of exposure to blood, putting them at risk for HIV and hepatitis C.

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Transplant Center experiences strong growth in volume

Sep. 22, 2016—The Vanderbilt Transplant Center, one of the largest organ transplant programs in the Southeast, has not only surpassed the projected number of transplants it expected to perform for fiscal year (FY) 2016, but also experienced an increase in the total number of transplants performed over the previous year.

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EpicLeap mobile information centers begin making rounds

Sep. 22, 2016—Under the sweeping technology initiative called EpicLeap, Vanderbilt University Medical Center is on course to replace the greater part of its clinical, billing and administrative software by November 2017, with an eye to improving continuity of care, efficiency and patient and care-team experiences.

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Star power

Sep. 22, 2016—The Nashville Predators’ newest star, P.K. Subban, visited with patients and families at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt on Tuesday.

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New prostate cancer therapy investigated at VUMC

Sep. 22, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is the world’s first site to treat a patient in the TULSA-PRO Ablation Clinical Trial (TACT), which employs an emerging therapy that uses MRI guidance and robotically driven therapeutic ultrasound to obtain precise prostate cancer tissue ablation.

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VUMC’s Lehman lands LUNGevity research support

Sep. 22, 2016—Jonathan Lehman, M.D., Ph.D., instructor in Medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology, has received a Career Development Award from LUNGevity, a nonprofit organization that provides support programs for lung cancer patients and families, public education and funding for innovative scientific research.

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National Lymphedema Network honors VUMC research efforts

Sep. 22, 2016—Lymphedema research conducted at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) to better understand patient risk for this chronic condition and treatment responses received recognition at an international conference.

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Effort set to help sickle cell patients manage meds

Sep. 22, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is part of a 6-year, $4.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to improve the use of prescribed medication by sickle cell patients.

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Satellite clinic milestone

Sep. 22, 2016—Members of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center staff celebrate with the 100th patient seen at the satellite pre-transplant clinic in Madison, Alabama, which opened in January.

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Neuroradiology’s Creasy takes part in South Africa training program

Sep. 22, 2016—Jeffrey Creasy, M.D., chief of Neuroradiology in Vanderbilt’s Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, recently participated in a three-week American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) International Outreach Professorship to South Africa.

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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

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