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Lung cancer foundation lauds Massion’s contributions

Jun. 11, 2015—Pierre Massion, M.D., director of the Thoracic Program and an Ingram Professor of Cancer Research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, has been recognized for his pioneering work in lung cancer by the LUNGevity Foundation.

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Study explores driver behind lung cancer tumor progression

Apr. 2, 2015—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center investigators have identified the mechanisms used by a gene and its binding protein to drive tumor growth in several forms of cancer, including non-small cell lung cancer.

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Tindle to direct Tobacco Research and Treatment

Nov. 20, 2014—November is well-known as Lung Cancer Awareness Month. It is also the month that highlights awareness of less publicized forms of cancer including pancreatic cancer and stomach cancer.

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Fundraiser featuring Reba McEntire, Time Jumpers benefits lung cancer research

Nov. 13, 2014—"Dawn Sears and Friends," a fundraiser to benefit lung cancer research at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, is scheduled for Nov. 30 at Depot Square in Gallatin, Tennessee. Reba McEntire, The Time Jumpers, Riders in the Sky and Olympic figure skating great Scott Hamilton will be featured.

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Study finds accuracy of lung cancer imaging varies by region

Sep. 24, 2014—A new analysis of published studies found that FDG-PET technology is less accurate in diagnosing lung cancer versus benign disease in regions where infections like histoplasmosis or tuberculosis are common.

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Grant spurs lung cancer surgery research

Sep. 18, 2014—Joe B. (Bill) Putnam Jr., M.D., Ingram Professor of Cancer Research and chair of the Department of Thoracic Surgery, and colleague Felix Fernandez, M.D., assistant professor of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, have received a grant to investigate the most effective forms of surgery to treat lung cancer patients.

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Lung cancer study reveals new drug combination targets

Sep. 4, 2014—A Vanderbilt lung cancer patient’s exceptional response to different types of therapies spurred research that suggests lung cancer patients with specific gene alterations may benefit from combination therapy that targets two different cancer pathways.

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Low selenium and lung cancer

Aug. 6, 2014—Vanderbilt researchers have found that selenium deficiency may contribute to the racial disparity in lung cancer incidence.

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Lovly’s research bolstered by lung cancer foundation

Jul. 17, 2014—The LUNGevity Foundation has awarded a 2014 Career Development Award for Translational Research to Christine Lovly, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology.

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Rising tobacco epidemic in Asia linked to elevated risk of death

Jun. 9, 2014—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.

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Study tracks new lung cancer drug target

Apr. 10, 2014—Researchers at Vanderbilt University have identified a potential new drug target in subtypes of lung cancer that are difficult to treat.

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New direction for treating lung cancer

Feb. 7, 2014—Targeting the production of molecules that promote tumor blood vessel development offers a new path for treating lung cancer.

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