FDG-PET technology is less accurate in diagnosing lung cancer versus benign disease in regions where infections like histoplasmosis or tuberculosis are common, a recent study has found.
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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.
David Penson, M.D., will become chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Urologic Surgery, effective Jan. 1, 2015.
Brian Engelhardt, M.D., MSCI, assistant professor of Medicine, has received a Mentored Career Development Award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, a division of the National Institutes of Health, to explore the causes of post-transplant diabetes development.
Longtime patient advocate and breast cancer survivor Pam Martin is the 2014 recipient of the Nancy Saturn Award of Inspiration from Gilda’s Club Nashville.
Lung cancer patients with specific gene alterations may benefit from combination therapy that targets two different cancer pathways, a recent study suggests.
Human cells are constructed in large part from proteins whose activity can be altered by the incorporation of oxygen in what are known as redox modifications. Detecting these redox modifications as they occur in proteins is delicate work, “like trying to catch a fairy in a jar,” said Daniel Liebler, Ph.D., Ingram Professor of Cancer […]
Targeting a cytokine pathway may offer a way to inhibit breast cancer cell survival and metastasis, study suggests.
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and the American Cancer Society are now offering free makeover classes monthly for cancer patients.
by Dagny Stuart Charlie Haller had never smoked or used chewing tobacco and wasn’t a heavy drinker, so the 41-year-old Lyles, Tennessee, man wasn’t thinking about cancer when a mass developed on the side of his neck. His primary care physician, however, immediately referred him to a specialist and a biopsy revealed a form of […]