Oct. 7, 2011—Structural studies are providing insight to how aflatoxin – a toxin produced by fungi – contributes to cancer development.
Sep. 22, 2011—These days, just about anyone who sees a pink lapel ribbon knows it symbolizes breast cancer awareness. But a light blue ribbon? Well, that’s another story. The symbol for prostate cancer awareness is far less recognizable than its feminine counterpart, just as the disease itself is far less in the public eye. Why is this...
Aug. 10, 2011—A new lung cancer study led by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center investigators found that various non-small cell lung cancer cells grow at different rates, which may explain why some tumors become resistant to anti-cancer drugs faster than others.
Aug. 10, 2011—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center invites cancer patients to a free counseling session designed to help participants cope with the side-effects of cancer treatments like hair loss and skin problems. The seminar, called “Look Good…Feel Better,” will be held 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, in the Patient and Family Resource Center, Room 1700AB, The Vanderbilt...
Aug. 10, 2011—Vanderbilt researchers have identified small molecules that can restore normal protein expression in human colorectal carcinoma cells and prevent invasive cancer growth.
Jul. 27, 2011—Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in conjunction with the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, has been re-accredited as a CEO Cancer Gold Standard employer for 2011. The award is based on Vanderbilt’s efforts to help employees lead healthier lives, including activities that may help prevent cancer.
Jul. 8, 2011—When the United States declared a “War on Cancer” 40 years ago, the endeavor was envisioned as a strategic battle, with doctors and researchers employing overwhelming force and lethal technology in a straightforward march to victory against a disease that claimed millions of lives. Scientists have made progress in the ensuing years, yet the enemy...
Jun. 30, 2011—Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium that infects half of the world’s population and increases the risk for stomach cancer, appears to impair nutrient absorption.
Jun. 28, 2011—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers have identified six subtypes of an aggressive and difficult-to-treat form of breast cancer.
Jun. 3, 2011—Low blood levels of magnesium are associated with more aggressive prostate cancer, a recent study suggests.
Jun. 2, 2011—What do you do when you have a sick child but can’t miss work? An elderly parent who needs care but you just can’t be there? Parents in a Pinch, Vanderbilt’s new backup care benefit, provides trusted help when harried employees need it most.
May. 13, 2011—The cellular factor Src helps reoviruses enter cells.