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A new target for lung cancer

Aug. 17, 2018—Xiangming Ji, Pierre Massion and colleagues have discovered that blocking the transporter protein xCT could slow the progression of non-small cell lung cancer.

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My Southern Health: After lung cancer, aspiring minister aims for a ‘significant life’

Aug. 6, 2018—On a humid summer day in 2006, Taylor Stokes became ill on a plane from dehydration and inhaling fumes on the jetway. Stokes, however, describes that unpleasant experience as “providential.” It led to a lung cancer diagnosis.

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Lung cancer patients and advocates visit VUMC research labs

Jun. 14, 2018—A group of young lung cancer patients and their family members recently toured research laboratories at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) to learn how investigators are working to find better therapies and possibly a cure for the disease.

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New research finds lung cancer risk drops substantially within five years of quitting smoking

May. 29, 2018—Just because you stopped smoking years ago doesn’t mean you’re out of the woods when it comes to developing lung cancer.  That’s the “bad” news. The good news is your risk of lung cancer drops substantially within five years of quitting.

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New method to thwart false positives in CT-lung cancer screening

May. 24, 2018—A team of investigators led by Fabien Maldonado, MD, associate professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt, and Tobias Peikert, MD, assistant professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, has identified a new technology to address false positives in CT-based lung cancer screening. The study was published in the latest issue of PLOS One.

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My Southern Health: The emotional side of being screened for lung cancer

May. 1, 2018—Sometimes a screening is more complicated than just a scan. Experts hear a wide range of patients’ worries.

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Lovly earns scholarship grant for lung cancer research

Mar. 8, 2018—Christine Lovly, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt, has received a $200,000 grant to support promising new research on lung cancer.

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Lung screening program continues to grow

Jan. 11, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) Lung Screening Program for patients at high risk for cancer recently reached a milestone, enrolling more than 700 patients and performing more than 1,000 CT screening examinations.

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Radiation and pulmonary fibrosis

Nov. 15, 2017—To develop strategies for preventing radiation-induced lung fibrosis (scarring), Vanderbilt investigators are exploring the cell types and factors that contribute to the fibrotic response.

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Lung cancer survivors and caregivers invited to VUMC event Nov. 16

Nov. 3, 2017—Lung cancer survivors and their caregivers are invited to attend a free educational evening at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) Thursday, Nov. 16, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., at the University Club, 2402 Garland Ave.

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Liquid biopsies help reveal lung cancer mutations

Nov. 2, 2017—Cancer investigators led by researchers at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) have co-developed a liquid biopsy blood-based assay used to identify specific gene mutations associated with the development or relapse of small-cell lung cancer (SCLC).

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Genetics of lung cancer survival

Jun. 29, 2017—Vanderbilt investigators have conducted a first-of-its-kind genome-wide association study of lung cancer survival in African-Americans.

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