News: Pierre Massion

Hassanein Lands Lung Cancer Research Grant

Thursday, August 2nd, 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. He will receive $300,000 over three years in support of his research efforts. Hassanein, who specializes in molecular biology and genetics, works in the […]

Lung Cancer Screening Trial Helps First Patient

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Kathy Leiser first heard about Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s lung cancer screening trial through a sponsorship ad on WPLN radio last summer. The Nashville office technology saleswoman and grandmother of three had stopped smoking in 2009, but she knew her smoking history put her at risk for lung cancer. So she enrolled in the screening trial, […]

Detecting Lung Cancer Early

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Dr. Pierre Massion, associate professor of medicine and cancer biology at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, explains why it is difficult to detect lung cancer at an early stage. He also describes the Nashville Lung Cancer Screening Trial and how he hopes the study will establish a better screening process. If you are interested in learning more […]

Breathe Deep to Raise Funds for Lung Cancer

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Lung cancer is the No. 1 cancer killer for both men and women in the United States, claiming more lives than breast, prostate and colon cancers combined. Yet the disease gets far less attention and generates less fundraising activity than other forms of cancer. This year, there will be a coordinated effort to change that […]

Early Detection for Lung Cancer Saves Lives

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Publication this week of results of the National Lung Screening Trial, which found screening with a type of low-dose CT scan could reduce death from lung cancer by as much as 20 percent, was met with excitement and hope from lung cancer survivors, advocates, caregivers, researchers and doctors. httpv://youtu.be/VLX88TjaUw4 The study, sponsored by the National […]

Lung Cancer Screening Trial Opens

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Smokers and ex-smokers are at higher risk for developing lung cancer, but researchers still don’t know which individuals are most likely to develop the deadly disease. Now, these high-risk individuals who live in the Nashville area are eligible to participate in the Nashville Lung Cancer Screening Trial, a research project to determine which biomarkers could […]

“Did You Smoke?”

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

When Martha McCann Lesnick’s granddaughter was about 6 years old, she asked her grandmother about the yellow LiveStrong wristband she wore. Lesnick explained that she wore it because she was fighting lung cancer. Her granddaughter replied: “oh yeah, that’s because…what did you do?” “She was talking about smoking,” says Lesnick, a Nashville songwriter and four-year […]

Grants to Fund Research on Early Detection

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

The National Cancer Institute has awarded two Early Detection Research Network (EDRN) grants to a group of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center investigators to support early detection of lung and colon cancers. Pierre Massion, M.D., associate professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology, has been awarded $3 million over five years for the creation of the Vanderbilt Clinical […]