Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center

Cancer survival improvements vary by age, race

Improvements in cancer diagnosis and treatment have led to longer survival for most cancer patients in the United States. However, the improvement in survival was substantially greater among younger patients and those who are white in most of the cancers studied, according to new research by Vanderbilt University investigators.

Low selenium and lung cancer

Vanderbilt researchers have found that selenium deficiency may contribute to the racial disparity in lung cancer incidence.

Rising tobacco epidemic in Asia linked to elevated risk of death

A new study estimates that tobacco smoking has been linked to approximately 2 million deaths among adult men and women in Asia in recent years and predicts a rising death toll.

Magnesium impacts vitamin D status

Magnesium and vitamin D appear to work together to reduce risk of death from cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer.

genetic sequence

BMI gene study expands to people of African ancestry

An international team of scientists, including six from Vanderbilt University, has identified the first unique genetic determinants of body mass index (BMI) in people of African ancestry.

Cancer studies reveal new genetic variants

The future of cancer is becoming clearer. And it’s not looking so good for cancer.

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