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VICC debuts lung cancer screening program

Jan. 30, 2014—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has launched a new lung cancer screening program to provide low-dose CT scans for patients at high risk for the deadly disease. Current or former smokers ages 55 to 74 who have a history of 30 or more pack years of smoking are eligible for the scans.

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Probing mutant EGF receptor regulation

Oct. 10, 2013—Understanding the regulation of mutant EGF receptors commonly found in lung cancers could lead to new targeted therapies.

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VU study identifies DNA changes in drug-resistant cancer cells

Sep. 12, 2013—Vanderbilt investigators have combined next-generation sequencing technologies and bioinformatics analyses to screen for genome-wide genetic mutations associated with drug resistance in a series of lung cancer cell lines.

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Study explores race differences of lung cancer risk

Aug. 1, 2013—Vanderbilt research scientist Melinda Aldrich, Ph.D., MPH, has been awarded a National Institutes of Health Academic Career Award to investigate some of the genetic secrets behind a greater risk of lung cancer among African-Americans compared with other racial and ethnic groups.

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Study finds state-to-state variation in benign lung disease diagnosis

May. 30, 2013—A study led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators found that rates of benign lung disease diagnosis varied widely by state following surgery for lung cancer.

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Study finds high soy diet before lung cancer diagnosis improves survival

Mar. 26, 2013—A new study by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Shanghai Cancer Institute found women who ate more soy food prior to a diagnosis of lung cancer lived longer than those who consumed less. The study, conducted in Shanghai, China, was published in the March 25 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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Event offers smokers free quitting lessons, screening information

Feb. 21, 2013—Smokers who want assistance to help them kick the habit are invited to a free counseling session with a “quit-smoking” adviser, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks, first floor conference room.

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Events set to bolster lung cancer research

Nov. 8, 2012—More Tennesseans are expected to die this year from lung cancer than any other form of cancer, yet lung cancer research receives far less funding than other forms of the disease.

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Photo: Lung Cancer Partnership

Sep. 27, 2012—Caroline Nebhan, right, a fourth-year student in the M.D./Ph.D. training program, explains a cancer research experiment to advocates from the National Lung Cancer Partnership who toured Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center during their recent meeting in Nashville. Nebhan, who works in the research laboratory of William Pao, M.D., Ph.D., is studying the effects of a specific cancer...

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HER2 may impact lung cancer therapy

Sep. 21, 2012—A protein associated with aggressive breast cancers may also influence resistance of lung cancer to targeted therapies.

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Study tracks how gene may promote lung cancer tumors

Aug. 9, 2012—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers have identified how one of the genes most commonly mutated in lung cancer may promote such tumors.

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VICC’s Hassanein lands lung cancer research grant

Aug. 2, 2012—Mohamed Hassanein, Ph.D., research instructor in Pulmonary Medicine, has received a Career Development Award from the LUNGevity Foundation to work on the development of noninvasive tests to help diagnose lung cancer.

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