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Potential second-line melanoma treatment identified

Aug. 15, 2019—A study led by Anna Vilgelm, MD, PhD, and Ann Richmond, PhD, has identified a possible second-line treatment for melanoma patients.

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Shu, Zheng receive Vietnam’s top honor for foreign scientists

Aug. 1, 2019—The Vietnamese Ministry of Health has awarded two Vanderbilt epidemiologists the Memorabilia Medal “For the People’s Health” in appreciation of their contributions in helping the nation establish a population-based research program for cancer, diabetes and other non-communicable diseases.

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Grant bolsters research on myelodysplastic syndromes

Aug. 1, 2019—Michael Savona, MD, has received a competitive grant to develop therapies for patients with myelodysplastic syndromes.

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Encephalitis identified as rare toxicity of immunotherapy treatment

Jul. 22, 2019—Researchers are chronicling rare but serious toxicities that may occur with immune checkpoint inhibitors, the most widely prescribed class of immunotherapies.

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A critical factor for wound healing

Jul. 16, 2019—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center scientists have discovered a role for a tumor suppressor protein in skin wound healing.

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Clinical study tests drug that may prevent cancer metastasis

Jul. 8, 2019—A clinical study of a drug that may block cancer metastasis is currently enrolling patients at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

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Mouth health and colorectal cancer

Jun. 6, 2019—Microbial species in the mouth could be playing a role in colorectal cancer development, according to new research from epidemiologists at VUMC.

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My Southern Health: Understanding a new approach to cancer treatment

May. 31, 2019—Breast cancer expert Ben Ho Park, M.D., is the new director of Precision Oncology at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. Dr. Park explains his groundbreaking research on the genetic events that lead to cancer, and what that means for the future of cancer treatment.

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Technology better than tape measure for identifying lymphedema risk

May. 6, 2019—New research by School of Nursing professor Sheila Ridner finds that a special scan measuring lymphatic fluid volume is significantly better than a tape measure at predicting which women undergoing treatment for breast cancer are at risk of developing a common complication resulting from damaged lymph nodes.

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Asian nations in early tobacco epidemic: study

Apr. 18, 2019—Asian countries are in the early stages of a tobacco smoking epidemic with habits mirroring those of the United States from past decades, setting the stage for a spike in future deaths from smoking-related diseases.

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Study shows magnesium optimizes vitamin D status

Dec. 19, 2018—A randomized trial by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers indicates that magnesium optimizes vitamin D status, raising it in people with deficient levels and lowering it in people with high levels.

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Lung cancer survival signal

Nov. 30, 2018—New research by Jonathan Lehman and Pierre Massion have identfied a bioimarker that suggests poor prognosis for small-cell lung cancer, as well as potential target for new therapies.

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