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Long-Term Follow Up Pinpoints Side Effects of Treatments for Prostate Cancer Patients

A 10-year follow-up study of nearly 2,500 U.S. men who received prostate cancer treatment will help inform decision-making in terms of treatments and side effects for a diverse population. The CEASAR (Comparative Effectiveness Analysis of Surgery and Radiation for Localized Prostate Cancer) study, coordinated by VUMC, is a multisite research study conducting long-term follow-up on men who were diagnosed with localized prostate cancer between 2011 and 2012.

Thursday, February 1st, 2024
VUMC to help engage more study participants in research decisions

Human research will be more equitable, inclusive and stronger if the people who are participants in studies also help plan and guide the direction of those studies.

Wednesday, October 25th, 2023
VUMC initiative to address social drivers of health
Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received a federal grant to incorporate social drivers of health into adult primary care with the aim of improving outcomes for patients with multiple chronic conditions.
Thursday, October 19th, 2023
New leaders named to Vanderbilt-Ingram research programs

Seven new leaders have been appointed to guide Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center's research programs.

Thursday, August 10th, 2023
Karen Winkfield named a fellow of the American Society for Radiation Oncology
Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD, executive director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance, has been named a fellow of the American Society for Radiation Oncology.
Tuesday, August 1st, 2023
Winkfield to direct Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance
Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD, associate professor of Radiation Oncology at Wake Forest University, associate director for Community Outreach and Engagement, and director of the Office of Cancer Health Equity at Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been named the new executive director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance.
Friday, September 3rd, 2021
Study finds AI can categorize cancer risk of lung nodules Study finds AI can categorize cancer risk of lung nodules

Computed tomography scans for people at risk for lung cancer lead to earlier diagnoses and improve survival rates, but they can also lead to overtreatment when suspicious nodules turn out to be benign.

Thursday, May 7th, 2020
Study tracks genomics of lung tumor behavior Study tracks genomics of lung tumor behavior

A study by Vanderbilt researchers has identified genomic alterations in early stage adenocarcinomas of the lung that may indicate whether the lesions develop into aggressive tumors.

Thursday, April 9th, 2020
Daniel Barocas Study examines prostate cancer treatment decisions

A five-year follow-up study of U.S. men who received prostate cancer treatment is creating a road map for future patients to clarify expectations and enable men to make informed choices about care.

Friday, January 3rd, 2020
Travis Osterman VUMC’s Osterman awarded Microsoft Investigator Fellowship

Travis Osterman, DO, MS, has been awarded a Microsoft Investigator Fellowship.

Thursday, November 7th, 2019
Ronald Cowan Study examines pain processing in co-occurring cancer, Alzheimer’s disease

A new multisite study will examine whether co-occurring Alzheimer’s disease and stage 4 breast or prostate cancer alters pain perception, potentially leading to undertreated cancer pain.

Thursday, October 10th, 2019
Effort seeks to enhance cancer screening for Hispanic/Latina women Effort seeks to enhance cancer screening for Hispanic/Latina women
Providing access to a culturally appropriate community health worker during breast cancer screenings may impact elements of patient care and satisfaction among Hispanic/Latina women.
Wednesday, September 25th, 2019
telemedicine New telehealth initiative aims to enhance cancer care in rural areas
VUMC is leading an effort to improve cancer care in rural areas with a telehealth initiative supported with a $3.3 million grant from the National Cancer Institute.
Thursday, September 19th, 2019
Shari Barkin Academic Pediatric Association honors Barkin

Shari Barkin, MD, MSHS, division chief of General Pediatrics at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, was honored recently with the 2019 Academic Pediatric Association (APA) Research Award.

Thursday, May 30th, 2019
Sheila Ridner and patient Technology better than tape measure for identifying lymphedema risk

Bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) is better than a tape measure for assessing a woman’s risk for developing lymphedema, painful swelling in the arm after breast cancer surgery, according to interim results of a recent study.

Friday, May 17th, 2019
Consuelo Wilkins Grant to develop ways to measure medical mistrust in African-American men
Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been awarded a two-year, $250,000 grant by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to develop new ways to measure trust in African-American men as it relates to health care.
Friday, August 3rd, 2018
Consuelo Wilkins Wilkins takes key role in national ‘All of Us’ precision medicine effort
Consuelo Wilkins, MD, MSCI, has been appointed director of a new Engagement Core to support the design, implementation and governance of the national All of Us Research Program, an ambitious effort led by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to accelerate the prevention and treatment of illness through precision medicine.
Monday, April 30th, 2018
prostate ultrasound New prostate cancer therapy investigated at VUMC
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is the world’s first site to treat a patient in the TULSA-PRO Ablation Clinical Trial (TACT), which employs an emerging therapy that uses MRI guidance and robotically driven therapeutic ultrasound to obtain precise prostate cancer tissue ablation. Investigators, David Penson, M.D.
Thursday, September 22nd, 2016