An illness and CT-scan led to a diagnosis of lung cancer for Mr. Taylor Stokes. TREAT member Eric Grogan, MD, MPH, performed the surgery to remove the tumor from Mr. Stokes’ lung and now Mr. Stokes has annual follow-up scans through Vanderbilt’s Lung Screening Program. Read Mr. Stokes’ story at www.mysouthernhealth.com.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) Lung Screening Program for patients at high risk for cancer recently reached a milestone, enrolling more than 700 patients and performing more than 1,000 CT screening examinations. TREAT member Kim Sandler, MD, Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, is co-director of the Lung Screening Program.
Members of the TREAT team will participate in a recently awarded U54 grant which will build a Vanderbilt-Meharry-Miami Center of Excellence for Precision Medicine and Population Health. The new center will enable research using approaches to precision medicine to eradicate health disparities, specifically those among African Americans and Latinos.