Team explores fungal infection quandary in lung cancer screenings

The Vanderbilt team studying histoplasmosis includes TREAT team members (front row, from left) Heidi Chen, PhD, Melinda Aldrich, PhD, MPH, (back row, from left) Stephen Deppen, PhD, Eric Grogan, MD, MPH, and Jeffrey Blume, PhD. (photo by Steve Green). 

Their work, published October 2018 in Emerging Infectious Diseases, revealed that histoplasmosis is prevalent beyond previously identified regions of the United States and led to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updating its maps in December.