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Drugs reverse lung cancer cell changes

Feb. 1, 2012—Drugs that target “epigenetic” changes may help treat or slow the progression of lung cancer.

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Protein repairs esophageal DNA damage

Jan. 25, 2012—A protein involved in repairing DNA damage associated with gastric reflux may play a tumor suppressor role in the esophagus and could represent a target for therapies to combat esophageal cancer.

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Lung nodule surgery not always “futile”

Dec. 7, 2011—Even when lung operations for suspected cancer resection results in a benign diagnosis, there still may be significant benefits to the procedure, new research suggests.

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Pathway to colon cancer progression

Dec. 1, 2011—Molecular players involved in colon cancer progression could provide new biomarkers to indicate invasiveness and prognosis.

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Bariatric and metabolic surgery lecture Sept. 20

Sep. 13, 2011—Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the Department of Nursing Education and Professional Development and the Center for Quality Aging present a Geriatrics and Gerontology Interest Group lunchtime lecture on bariatric and metabolic surgery for the elderly. The talk will be presented by Brandon Williams, assistant professor of surgery, on Tuesday, Sept. 20, from noon to 1 p.m in...

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Pearson to discuss latest medical thriller on NPT

Jul. 13, 2011—A. Scott Pearson, associate professor of surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, will appear on "A Word on Words with John Seigenthaler" this Sunday, July 17, at 10:30 a.m.

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Protein combos keep cells straight

Mar. 18, 2011—Researchers define the protein interactions that establish our organs' lining.

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