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AACR Foundation Announces FIFTY for FIFTY Campaign to Commemorate the National Cancer Act's 50th Anniversary

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Foundation announced its FIFTY for FIFTY fundraising and awareness campaign in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the National Cancer Act.

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Gene Variant Linked to Unnecessary Bone Marrow Biopsies in African Americans
Gene Variant Linked to Unnecessary Bone Marrow Biopsies in African Americans

Findings show how using genetic data could reduce a racial health disparity

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Study Shows Registry Data Could Support Clinical Trials

Baseline data elements from DAPT Study strongly agree with CathPCI Registry data

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Meharry Medical College and University of Memphis Launch PECIR Program, Driving Research Collaborations
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NIH-funded study tests
NIH-funded study tests "one-stop" mobile clinics to deliver HIV, substance use care

One of five mobile health clinics deployed for the NIH-funded INTEGRA study. Artwork for the clinic was designed by artist Shepard Fairey.

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COVID-19 Pandemic Brought Changes in Cigarette Smoking: Study

Smokers who believed they were at increased risk of getting COVID-19 during the pandemic, or having a more severe case, were more likely to quit while those who perceived more stress increased smoking, according to new research published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

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Secret Shopper Study Sheds Light on Barriers to Opioid Treatment for Women
Secret Shopper Study Sheds Light on Barriers to Opioid Treatment for Women

After a 2020 Vanderbilt University Medical Center study showed women have a difficult time accessing treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD), investigators analyzed comments received from the study's participants to further shed light on barriers to care, which included everything from long on-hold times to difficult interactions with clinic receptionists during phone calls seeking appointments.

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Predictive Model Identifies Patients for Genetic Testing
Predictive Model Identifies Patients for Genetic Testing

Patients who, perhaps unbeknownst to their health care providers, are in need of genetic testing for rare undiagnosed diseases can be identified en masse based on routine information in electronic health records (EHRs), a research team reported today in the journal Nature Medicine.

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Vanderbilt Researchers Present New Data on Clinical Trials at ASCO 2021
Vanderbilt Researchers Present New Data on Clinical Trials at ASCO 2021

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers will present data on clinical trials involving targeted therapies, immunotherapies and drug combination synergies at the 2021 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, June 4-8. The meeting is a virtual event this year.

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Type 2 Diabetes Medication Shown to Benefit Asthma Patients
Type 2 Diabetes Medication Shown to Benefit Asthma Patients

Type 2 diabetes patients who also have asthma are benefitting from a diabetes medication, typically given to help the pancreas produce more insulin, that also improves asthma symptoms and may reduce lung and airway inflammation.

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People at High Genetic Risk for Colorectal Cancer Benefit More From Lifestyle Changes
People at High Genetic Risk for Colorectal Cancer Benefit More From Lifestyle Changes

People with a high polygenic risk score for colorectal cancer could benefit more at preventing the disease by leading healthy lifestyles than those at lower genetic risk, according to a study by Vanderbilt researchers published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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Study Revises Understanding of Cancer Metabolism
Study Revises Understanding of Cancer Metabolism

Tumors consume glucose at high rates, but a team of Vanderbilt researchers has discovered that cancer cells themselves are not the culprit, upending models of cancer metabolism that have been developed and refined over the last 100 years.

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Forty-Three Percent of Melanoma Patients Have Chronic Complications from Immunotherapies
Forty-Three Percent of Melanoma Patients Have Chronic Complications from Immunotherapies

Chronic side effects among melanoma survivors after treatment with anti-PD-1 immunotherapies are more common than previously recognized, according to a study published March 25 in JAMA Oncology.

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Stimulation Device Helps Patients with Bladder Disorders ReprogramStimulation Device Helps Patients with Bladder Disorders Reprogram
Stimulation Device Helps Patients with Bladder Disorders ReprogramStimulation Device Helps Patients with Bladder Disorders Reprogram

A neurostimulator surgically implanted above the buttocks to reprogram how the bladder senses the filling of urine is helping patients with debilitating bladder and bowel disorders that are often life-limiting.

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Vanderbilt, Zambia Researchers Identify Predictive Factors of Delirium in Sub-Saharan Africa
Vanderbilt, Zambia Researchers Identify Predictive Factors of Delirium in Sub-Saharan Africa

Severity of illness, history of stroke, and being divorced or widowed were independently predictive of delirium in hospitalized patients in Zambia, according to a study published in PLOS ONE.

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Method Proposed to Correct Misinterpretations of Long-Term Survival Rates for Immunotherapies
Method Proposed to Correct Misinterpretations of Long-Term Survival Rates for Immunotherapies

Immune checkpoint inhibitors have transformed cancer care to the point where the popular Cox proportional-hazards model provides misleading estimates of the treatment effect, according to a new study published April 15 in JAMA Oncology.

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Artificial Intelligence Calculates Suicide Attempt Risk
Artificial Intelligence Calculates Suicide Attempt Risk

A machine learning algorithm that predicts suicide attempt recently underwent a prospective trial at the institution where it was developed, Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Pre-term Births in Tennessee Decreased During Pandemic
Pre-term Births in Tennessee Decreased During Pandemic

Statewide stay-at-home orders put in place as Tennessee fought to control the spread of coronavirus last March were associated with a 14% lower rate of preterm birth, according to a research letter published today in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Functional Seizures Associated with Stroke, Psychiatric Disorders in Electronic Health Records Study
Functional Seizures Associated with Stroke, Psychiatric Disorders in Electronic Health Records Study

In a large-scale study of electronic health records, Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators have determined the prevalence of functional seizures and characterized comorbidities associated with them.

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Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Swedish Medical Center Sheds New Light on Brain Tumors

Neurosurgery is a complex and intricate process, and it is important to continuously refine and seek innovative techniques to make it safer, gentler and more precise and effective.

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Study Shows Drastic Increases in Opioid-Affected Births

The rate of mothers who had an opioid-related diagnosis when delivering their baby increased by 131% from 2010-2017, as the incidence of babies diagnosed with drug withdrawal, known as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), increased by 82% nationally during that same time period.

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Statins to be Studied for Prevention of Dementia, Disability, and Heart Disease
Statins to be Studied for Prevention of Dementia, Disability, and Heart Disease

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) researchers are enrolling adults age 75 and over to study whether taking atorvastatin, a drug commonly used to lower cholesterol, also called Lipitor®, can help maintain health by preventing dementia, disability, and heart disease.

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Screening Younger Women for Hereditary Cancers May Be Cost Effective
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Miscarriage Risk Increases Each Week Alcohol is Used in Early Pregnancy
Miscarriage Risk Increases Each Week Alcohol is Used in Early Pregnancy

Early alcohol consumption increases risk of miscarriage, according to new Vanderbilt-led study.

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Addressing the Growing Issue of Firearm Injuries
Addressing the Growing Issue of Firearm Injuries

It's hard to stop what you don't understand. The American College of Surgeons has secured a grant to identify individual & community risk factors for non-lethal firearm injuries.

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