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Study finds higher death rates in poor neighborhoods

Jan. 18, 2018—Living in an economically disadvantaged neighborhood is likely to lead to death at an earlier age, especially among African-Americans, new research shows. The death rate is even more pronounced among disadvantaged individuals with unhealthy lifestyle habits.

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Searching out pancreatic cancer risk

Dec. 7, 2017—Vanderbilt researchers have identified a biomarker that could be used to predict pancreatic cancer risk.

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BMI genotype and breast cancer risk

Sep. 29, 2016—For breast cancer prevention, a new study provides evidence for lifestyle modification to reduce weight gain in adults.

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VICC researchers to study reasons for high breast cancer incidence and mortality rates among African-American women

Jul. 6, 2016—A cancer research consortium headed by investigators at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and two other institutions have received $12 million in federal funding to help determine why African-American women die at a higher rate and have more aggressive breast cancer than white women.

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Five VUMC faculty members on list of most frequently cited researchers

Oct. 8, 2015—Five current faculty members at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have made this year’s list of scientists whose papers have been cited most frequently by others.

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Healthy diet linked to lower death rates among low-income residents in Southeastern U.S.

Jun. 29, 2015—A low-fat diet rich in plants, whole grains and seafood, and low in red and processed meats, sweets and sugary drinks was linked with a lower risk of dying from heart disease, stroke, cancer or other diseases among a population of low-income, mostly African American individuals living in the Southeast.

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Cancer survival improvements vary by age, race

Feb. 26, 2015—Improvements in cancer diagnosis and treatment have led to longer survival for most cancer patients in the United States. However, the improvement in survival was substantially greater among younger patients and those who are white in most of the cancers studied, according to new research by Vanderbilt University investigators.

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Event honors new holders of endowed chairs at VU

Jan. 29, 2015—Six Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored for their academic achievements during a celebration Jan. 28 at the Student Life Center.

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Study in East Asians identifies genes tied to colon cancer risk

Aug. 21, 2014—Colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of death among populations around the world. While diet, physical activity and other lifestyle factors can influence the risk of developing the disease, hereditary factors also play an important role.

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Gene study focuses on breast cancer in East Asian women

Jul. 24, 2014—A new study in East Asian women has identified three genetic changes linked to an increased risk of breast cancer. The research, led by Vanderbilt University investigators, was published online this week in Nature Genetics.

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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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Cutting-edge research to be showcased in May

May. 1, 2014—Potentially “game-changing” research at Vanderbilt University on infectious diseases, population health and health policy will be showcased during two interactive presentations May 15 and May 22. A segment of the Flexner Discovery Lecture Series, the new “Vanderbilt Cutting-edge Discovery” discussions are highlights of recent presentations to the Vanderbilt Biomedical Science Advisory Board, a group of...

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