Paula Hart was just 46 when she starting having shortness of breath, along with a nagging cough and intermittent pain in her left shoulder. After a trip to the emergency room in her hometown of Evansville, Ind., and a series of additional tests, doctors finally diagnosed Hart with non-small cell lung cancer. The cancer was [...]
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A growing number of Hollywood celebrities, famous athletes and journalists will appear on the Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) telecast on Friday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m., to raise funds for cancer research. The one-hour live event will be simulcast commercial-free on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, HBO, Showtime, Discovery Health, E!, The Style Network, VH1 [...]
A new documentary about the exciting era of personalized medicine and health care is now available on YouTube. Your Genome and the Future of Medicine, developed by Vanderbilt University Medical Center, initially aired on local stations in Lexington, Ky., and Nashville, Tenn. The 30-minute documentary, available for viewing in four segments, features interviews with several [...]
If you are a fan of Desperate Housewives, you may be familiar with the recent lung cancer storyline for Karen McCluskey, the nosy and outspoken neighbor played by actress Kathryn Joosten. Her experience was not very realistic and the storyline way too brief, but one piece of the story was very real: you don’t have to smoke to get lung cancer. Learn more about lung cancer in never smokers and what’s being done to uncover the causes.
William Pao, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, has been awarded a grant from Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) to study molecules that could speed up the search for new cancer drugs and targets. He is one of 13 young cancer investigators to earn a grant from SU2C.