Blog RSS https://www.vumc.org/vec/index.php/ en Holowatyj named chair of scientific advisory board for ACPMP Research Foundation https://www.vumc.org/vec/index.php/news/holowatyj-named-chair-scientific-advisory-board-acpmp-research-foundation <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Holowatyj named chair of scientific advisory board for ACPMP Research Foundation</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/vec/users/mullenr" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">mullenr</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 07/15/2022 - 10:28</span> <a href="/vec/blog-post-rss/77" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Holowatyj named chair of scientific advisory board for ACPMP Research Foundation"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Andreana Holowatyj, PhD, MSCI, assistant professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology, has been named the inaugural chair of the scientific advisory board for the Appendix Cancer Pseudomyxoma Peritonei Research Foundation.</span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The foundation’s research grant program historically has been administered by the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). As part of the foundation’s next chapter spurred by significant growth in recent years, however, it is now positioned to launch an internally administered program that will accord it greater flexibility and precision in research funding.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The scientific advisory board will delineate which research priorities are most impactful and play a key role in setting strategies for how the foundation supports grants and in defining scientific communications. The goal is to improve diagnosis and treatment of appendix cancer and pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) with the hope of ultimately finding a cure.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Holowatyj’s four-year term began June 1.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">“The Appendix Cancer Pseudomyxoma Peritonei Research Foundation has delivered immeasurable support to patients and scientists alike for nearly 15 years, and I am honored that the foundation has entrusted me with this inaugural role. My vision for the Scientific Advisory Board is to serve as an impetus to propel a new era of scientific discovery and innovation toward a cure for appendix cancer and pseudomyxoma peritonei for our patients and families,” said Holowatyj.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Holowatyj will chair the board, which includes Michael Overman, MD, of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Konstantinos Votanopoulos, MD, PhD, of Wake Forest Health.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">“We are proud and so grateful to have such talented, renowned scientific experts – and prolific researchers – join forces with us on behalf of patients,” said Deborah Shelton, executive director of the foundation.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">“We could not be more pleased than to have Dr. Holowatyj leading the charge. She has been generous in serving as an informal thought partner for the foundation for some time, but to have her as chair of our new Scientific Advisory Board represents a major step forward.”</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The foundation’s scientific advisory board will provide critical guidance to fund research directed at discovering new treatments for appendix cancer and PMP patients, Shelton said.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Appendiceal cancer is very rare, affecting about one or two people per million annually. However, the cancer is becoming more common for reasons unknown. PMP is another very rare cancer characterized by a build-up of mucin in the peritoneal cavity.</span></span></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/vec/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/AH.jpg?itok=Nl4z2B51" width="300" height="309" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Fri, 15 Jul 2022 15:28:46 +0000 mullenr 77 at https://www.vumc.org/vec Study measures Alzheimer’s risk reductions associated with healthy lifestyles https://www.vumc.org/vec/index.php/news/study-measures-alzheimers-risk-reductions-associated-healthy-lifestyles <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Study measures Alzheimer’s risk reductions associated with healthy lifestyles</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/vec/index.php/users/mullenr" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">mullenr</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 06/17/2022 - 09:16</span> <a href="/vec/index.php/blog-post-rss/76" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Study measures Alzheimer’s risk reductions associated with healthy lifestyles"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Reported June 13 in <a href="https://n.neurology.org/content/early/2022/06/13/WNL.0000000000200774"><em>Neurology</em></a>, an Alzheimer’s disease risk study from Vanderbilt University Medical Center measures significantly reduced risk associated with healthy lifestyles, including non-smoking, leisure-time exercise, low-to-moderate alcohol consumption, adequate sleep, and healthy diet.</p> <p><a href="https://news.vumc.org/2022/06/13/study-measures-alzheimers-risk-reductions-associated-with-healthy-lifestyles/">Read more.</a></p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=8" hreflang="en">Yu, Danxia </a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=15" hreflang="en">Southern Community Cohort Study</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=45" hreflang="en">Neurology</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=46" hreflang="en">Alzheimers</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Fri, 17 Jun 2022 14:16:57 +0000 mullenr 76 at https://www.vumc.org/vec Study casts doubt on impact of menthol-flavored tobacco ban https://www.vumc.org/vec/index.php/news/study-casts-doubt-impact-menthol-flavored-tobacco-ban <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Study casts doubt on impact of menthol-flavored tobacco ban</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/vec/users/mullenr" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">mullenr</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 04/22/2022 - 09:13</span> <a href="/vec/blog-post-rss/75" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Study casts doubt on impact of menthol-flavored tobacco ban"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Tom Wilemon</div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>A ban on the sale of menthol-flavored cigarettes that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is on track to implement may have unintended consequences, according to a study by researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center published April 21 in the <em>Journal of the National Cancer Institute</em>.</p> <p><a href="https://news.vumc.org/2022/04/21/study-casts-doubt-on-impact-of-menthol-flavored-tobacco-ban/">Read more.</a></p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/vec/news?tag=44" hreflang="en">Wilemon, Tom</a>, <a href="/vec/news?tag=7" hreflang="en">Lung Cancer</a>, <a href="/vec/news?tag=23" hreflang="en">Racial Disparities </a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Fri, 22 Apr 2022 14:13:28 +0000 mullenr 75 at https://www.vumc.org/vec Bots Boost Liver Cancer Outcome https://www.vumc.org/vec/index.php/news/bots-boost-liver-cancer-outcome <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Bots Boost Liver Cancer Outcome</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/vec/index.php/users/mullenr" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">mullenr</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 03/21/2022 - 12:44</span> <a href="/vec/index.php/blog-post-rss/73" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Bots Boost Liver Cancer Outcome"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-external-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://news.vumc.org/2022/03/10/bots-boost-liver-cancer-outcome/" target="_blank">https://news.vumc.org/2022/03/10/bots-boost-liver-cancer-outcome/</a></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Liver cancer, primarily hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), is the third most common contributor to cancer-related deaths worldwide.</p> <p>Early-stage HCC has a better prognosis than advanced-stage HCC and can be treated with minimally invasive surgery, including robotic-assisted and laparoscopic options. However, few studies have examined the presumably unique and discrepant short-term and long-term outcomes of robotic-assisted and laparoscopic surgeries.</p> <p><a href="https://news.vumc.org/2022/03/10/bots-boost-liver-cancer-outcome/">Read more.</a></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/vec/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/dr%20shu.jpg?itok=19G6B8Vg" width="200" height="280" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=1" hreflang="en">Shu, Xiao Ou</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=43" hreflang="en">Liver Cancer</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=27" hreflang="en">Cancer Epidemiology</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 21 Mar 2022 17:44:04 +0000 mullenr 73 at https://www.vumc.org/vec Blood test figures in cancer risk for people with HIV https://www.vumc.org/vec/index.php/news/blood-test-figures-cancer-risk-people-hiv <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Blood test figures in cancer risk for people with HIV</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/vec/index.php/users/mullenr" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">mullenr</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 03/21/2022 - 12:34</span> <a href="/vec/index.php/blog-post-rss/72" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Blood test figures in cancer risk for people with HIV"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-external-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://news.vumc.org/2022/03/17/blood-test-figures-in-cancer-risk-for-people-with-hiv/?_ga=2.9384565.1776389922.1647883988-1295041364.1636555369" target="_blank">https://news.vumc.org/2022/03/17/blood-test-figures-in-cancer-risk-for-people-with-hiv/?_ga=2.9384565.1776389922.1647883988-1295041364.1636555369</a></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>In the clinical care of people living with HIV, various types of blood cells are routinely counted to assess the immune system, among them CD4+ cells, or T helper cells, and CD8+ cells, or cytotoxic T cells.</p> <p>These types of white blood cells work together to clear infections and prevent and kill cancer cells. While a normal CD4/CD8 ratio is about 2:1, it’s typically lower in people with HIV.</p> <p><a href="https://news.vumc.org/2022/03/17/blood-test-figures-in-cancer-risk-for-people-with-hiv/">Read more.</a></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 21 Mar 2022 17:34:32 +0000 mullenr 72 at https://www.vumc.org/vec Diet and Colorectal Cancer Risk https://www.vumc.org/vec/index.php/news/diet-and-colorectal-cancer-risk <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Diet and Colorectal Cancer Risk</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/vec/index.php/users/mullenr" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">mullenr</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 02/23/2022 - 09:50</span> <a href="/vec/index.php/blog-post-rss/71" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Diet and Colorectal Cancer Risk"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-external-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://news.vumc.org/2022/02/14/diet-colorectal-cancer-risk/" target="_blank">https://news.vumc.org/2022/02/14/diet-colorectal-cancer-risk/</a></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Polyphenols — antioxidants found in fruits, vegetables, teas and spices — have promising anti-cancer properties. </p> <p><a href="https://www.vicc.org/member/martha-j-shrubsole" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Martha Shrubsole</a>, PhD, and colleagues examined the association between dietary polyphenols and colorectal cancer among participants in the <a href="https://www.southerncommunitystudy.org/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Southern Community Cohort Study</a>, an ongoing prospective study with a large percentage of Black participants that is designed to study the causes of cancer health disparities. </p> <p><a href="https://news.vumc.org/2022/02/14/diet-colorectal-cancer-risk/?_ga=2.246620036.1079929273.1645628798-1295041364.1636555369">Read more.</a></p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=27" hreflang="en">Cancer Epidemiology</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=25" hreflang="en">Shrubsole, Martha </a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=15" hreflang="en">Southern Community Cohort Study</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=12" hreflang="en">colorectal cancer</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 23 Feb 2022 15:50:36 +0000 mullenr 71 at https://www.vumc.org/vec Study to evaluate how environment impacts cancer risk https://www.vumc.org/vec/index.php/news/study-evaluate-how-environment-impacts-cancer-risk <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Study to evaluate how environment impacts cancer risk</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/vec/index.php/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 10/26/2021 - 07:51</span> <a href="/vec/index.php/blog-post-rss/68" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Study to evaluate how environment impacts cancer risk"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-external-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://news.vumc.org/2021/10/21/study-to-evaluate-how-environment-impacts-cancer-risk/" target="_blank">https://news.vumc.org/2021/10/21/study-to-evaluate-how-environment-impacts-cancer-risk/</a></div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=2" hreflang="en">Zheng, Wei</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=24" hreflang="en">Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=34" hreflang="en">Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=27" hreflang="en">Cancer Epidemiology</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 26 Oct 2021 12:51:26 +0000 ridingkm 68 at https://www.vumc.org/vec Study shows how a protein coding gene confers breast cancer susceptibility during DNA transcription https://www.vumc.org/vec/index.php/news/study-shows-how-protein-coding-gene-confers-breast-cancer-susceptibility-during-dna <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Study shows how a protein coding gene confers breast cancer susceptibility during DNA transcription</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/vec/index.php/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 10/11/2021 - 16:52</span> <a href="/vec/index.php/blog-post-rss/67" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Study shows how a protein coding gene confers breast cancer susceptibility during DNA transcription"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-external-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://news.vumc.org/2021/09/30/study-shows-how-a-protein-coding-gene-confers-breast-cancer-susceptibility-during-dna-transcription/" target="_blank">https://news.vumc.org/2021/09/30/study-shows-how-a-protein-coding-gene-confers-breast-cancer-susceptibility-during-dna-transcription/</a></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>New research from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center provides insight into how genetic variants convey breast cancer susceptibility by altering the transcription factor proteins that convert DNA strands into RNA.</p> <p>The research, published recently in <em>Nature Communications</em>, identified 22 breast cancer risk-associated transcription factors and 52 previously unreported breast cancer susceptibility genes. The investigators analyzed the interactions of the protein coding genes FOXA1, ESR1 and E2F1, which are known master regulators of gene expression that affect breast cancer risk.</p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=4" hreflang="en">Wen, Wanqing</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=6" hreflang="en">Genome-wide Association Studies - GWAS</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=19" hreflang="en">Breast Cancer</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 11 Oct 2021 21:52:58 +0000 ridingkm 67 at https://www.vumc.org/vec Fibroids and preterm birth https://www.vumc.org/vec/index.php/news/fibroids-and-preterm-birth <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Fibroids and preterm birth</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/vec/index.php/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 10/11/2021 - 16:46</span> <a href="/vec/index.php/blog-post-rss/66" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Fibroids and preterm birth"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-external-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://news.vumc.org/2021/09/30/fibroids-and-preterm-birth/" target="_blank">https://news.vumc.org/2021/09/30/fibroids-and-preterm-birth/</a></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Uterine fibroids — muscular tumors that grow in the uterus — are inconsistently linked with preterm birth. <a href="https://www.vumc.org/obgyn/person/katherine-e-hartmann-md-phd" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Katherine Hartmann</a>, MD, PhD, and colleagues sought to determine the association between fibroids and preterm birth by using ultrasounds early in pregnancy. </p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=41" hreflang="en">Hartmann, Katherine</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=42" hreflang="en">Velez-Edwards, Digna</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 11 Oct 2021 21:46:28 +0000 ridingkm 66 at https://www.vumc.org/vec Spirituality may help reduce end-stage kidney disease risk https://www.vumc.org/vec/index.php/news/spirituality-may-help-reduce-end-stage-kidney-disease-risk <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Spirituality may help reduce end-stage kidney disease risk</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/vec/index.php/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 05/10/2021 - 11:58</span> <a href="/vec/index.php/blog-post-rss/64" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Spirituality may help reduce end-stage kidney disease risk"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-external-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://news.vumc.org/2021/03/25/spirituality-may-help-reduce-end-stage-kidney-disease-risk/" target="_blank">https://news.vumc.org/2021/03/25/spirituality-may-help-reduce-end-stage-kidney-disease-risk/</a></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Researchers from Vanderbilt’s Division of Nephrology and Hypertension have identified an under-studied characteristic that may have a protective effect on end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) risk among vulnerable populations.</p> <p>The study, led by Devika Nair, MD, MSCI, assistant professor of Medicine within the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, found that adults who self-identified as Black and reported high levels of spirituality had a statistically significant reduced risk for developing ESKD — independent of demographics, other psychosocial factors and lifestyle behaviors.</p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=37" hreflang="en">End-stage kidney disease </a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=36" hreflang="en">Health Disparities and Health Equity</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=38" hreflang="en">Spirituality</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=39" hreflang="en">Lipworth, Loren </a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=40" hreflang="en">Nair, Devika </a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 10 May 2021 16:58:01 +0000 ridingkm 64 at https://www.vumc.org/vec Study incorporates genetics with smoking history to identify high-risk smokers for lung cancer screening https://www.vumc.org/vec/index.php/news/study-incorporates-genetics-smoking-history-identify-high-risk-smokers-lung-cancer-screening <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Study incorporates genetics with smoking history to identify high-risk smokers for lung cancer screening</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/vec/index.php/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 03/09/2021 - 13:02</span> <a href="/vec/index.php/blog-post-rss/52" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Study incorporates genetics with smoking history to identify high-risk smokers for lung cancer screening"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-external-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://news.vumc.org/2021/03/09/study-incorporates-genetics-with-smoking-history-to-identify-high-risk-smokers-for-lung-cancer-screening" target="_blank">https://news.vumc.org/2021/03/09/study-incorporates-genetics-with-smoking-history-to-identify-high-risk-smokers-for-lung-cancer-screening</a></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>A study by Vanderbilt researchers that analyzed both smoking history and genetic risk variants for lung cancer supports modifying current guidelines to include additional smokers for lung cancer screening.</p> <p>The <a href="https://academic.oup.com/carcin/advance-article/doi/10.1093/carcin/bgab018/6153462?guestAccessKey=22229790-8d75-4669-9d65-47dee9a70555">study</a>, published Feb. 26 in <em>Carcinogenesis</em>, also suggests that genetic risks identified in genome-wide association studies (GWAS) could be considered to further identify which smokers should undergo lung screens at an earlier age.</p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=1" hreflang="en">Shu, Xiao Ou</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=2" hreflang="en">Zheng, Wei</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=3" hreflang="en">Jia, Guochong</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=4" hreflang="en">Wen, Wanqing</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=5" hreflang="en">Massion, Pierre</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=6" hreflang="en">Genome-wide Association Studies - GWAS</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=7" hreflang="en">Lung Cancer</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=27" hreflang="en">Cancer Epidemiology</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=34" hreflang="en">Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 09 Mar 2021 19:02:21 +0000 ridingkm 52 at https://www.vumc.org/vec Geographic Variation in Women’s Colorectal Cancer Survival https://www.vumc.org/vec/index.php/news/geographic-variation-womens-colorectal-cancer-survival <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Geographic Variation in Women’s Colorectal Cancer Survival</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/vec/index.php/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 02/21/2021 - 14:34</span> <a href="/vec/index.php/blog-post-rss/55" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Geographic Variation in Women’s Colorectal Cancer Survival"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-external-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://discover.vumc.org/2021/02/geographic-variation-in-womens-colorectal-cancer-survival/" target="_blank">https://discover.vumc.org/2021/02/geographic-variation-in-womens-colorectal-cancer-survival/</a></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>A first look into where early onset mortality spikes among U.S. women.</p> <p>Women with early onset colorectal cancer have a greater risk of dying from the disease depending upon their county of residence, according to a study published in <a href="https://journals.lww.com/ctg/Fulltext/2020/12000/Community_Health_Behaviors_and_Geographic.5.aspx" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><em>Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology</em></a><em>.</em></p> <p>“Our study sought to define regions in the United States with a disproportionate burden of colorectal cancer mortality among young women, and to understand individual and community-level features that may be contributing to these geographic differences in survival,” said <a href="https://medicine.vumc.org/person/andreana-natalie-holowatyj-phd-msci" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Andreana Holowatyj, Ph.D.</a>, first and corresponding author on the study and an assistant professor of medicine and cancer biology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.<em> </em></p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=11" hreflang="en">Holowatyj, Andreana</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=12" hreflang="en">colorectal cancer</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=27" hreflang="en">Cancer Epidemiology</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Sun, 21 Feb 2021 20:34:44 +0000 ridingkm 55 at https://www.vumc.org/vec Study shows healthy diet is associated with diverse and health-promoting microbiome https://www.vumc.org/vec/index.php/news/study-shows-healthy-diet-associated-diverse-and-health-promoting-microbiome <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Study shows healthy diet is associated with diverse and health-promoting microbiome</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/vec/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 01/27/2021 - 13:43</span> <a href="/vec/blog-post-rss/53" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Study shows healthy diet is associated with diverse and health-promoting microbiome"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-external-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://news.vumc.org/2021/01/27/study-shows-healthy-diet-is-associated-with-diverse-and-health-promoting-microbiome" target="_blank">https://news.vumc.org/2021/01/27/study-shows-healthy-diet-is-associated-with-diverse-and-health-promoting-microbiome</a></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Scientists are just beginning to understand the impact of diet on the gut microbiome and how this interaction affects human health, but baselines must first be established to yield answers.</p> <p>The first large-scale, longitudinal study to evaluate this interaction among Chinese adults indicates that long-term healthy eating yields microbiome diversity and an abundance of fiber-fermenting bacteria.</p> <p><a href="https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/advance-article/doi/10.1093/ajcn/nqaa350/6104801?guestAccessKey=53f7fc1b-c552-4f00-96c6-99b140c192ec">The study</a>, which was published Jan. 20 in the <em>American Journal of Clinical Nutrition</em>, delved into how individuals’ overall diet quality and intakes of eight food groups — fruits, vegetables, dairy, seafood, nuts/legume, refined grains, red meat and processed meats — were associated with the gut microbiome, mostly bacteria that inhabit the intestinal tract.</p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/vec/news?tag=8" hreflang="en">Yu, Danxia </a>, <a href="/vec/news?tag=9" hreflang="en">Gut Microbiome</a>, <a href="/vec/news?tag=10" hreflang="en">Clinical Nutrition </a>, <a href="/vec/news?tag=26" hreflang="en">Nutritional Epidemiology</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 27 Jan 2021 19:43:09 +0000 ridingkm 53 at https://www.vumc.org/vec Breast cancer treatment in older women https://www.vumc.org/vec/index.php/news/breast-cancer-treatment-older-women <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Breast cancer treatment in older women</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/vec/index.php/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 11/20/2020 - 08:37</span> <a href="/vec/index.php/blog-post-rss/58" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Breast cancer treatment in older women"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">https://news.vumc.org/2020/11/12/breast-cancer-treatment-older-women/</div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Breast-conserving surgery (BCS) plus radiotherapy is the standard-of-care for women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. For women over age 70, however, radiotherapy after BCS is controversial, and U.S. National Comprehensive Cancer Network clinical practice guidelines recommend that it may be omitted. </p> <p>To explore the influence of radiotherapy on survival of patients in routine clinical practice, the research team of <a href="https://medicine.vumc.org/person/xiao-ou-shu-md-phd" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Xiao-Ou Shu</a>, MD, PhD, MPH, analyzed data in the <a href="https://www.facs.org/quality-programs/cancer/ncdb" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">National Cancer Database</a> from 115,516 women 70 or older treated with BCS for early-stage breast cancer. </p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=19" hreflang="en">Breast Cancer</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=1" hreflang="en">Shu, Xiao Ou</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=35" hreflang="en">Reproductive Epidemiology</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=27" hreflang="en">Cancer Epidemiology</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Fri, 20 Nov 2020 14:37:32 +0000 ridingkm 58 at https://www.vumc.org/vec Study finds breast cancer recurrence score has different implications for men https://www.vumc.org/vec/index.php/news/study-finds-breast-cancer-recurrence-score-has-different-implications-men <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Study finds breast cancer recurrence score has different implications for men</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/vec/index.php/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 11/19/2020 - 08:41</span> <a href="/vec/index.php/blog-post-rss/59" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Study finds breast cancer recurrence score has different implications for men"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-external-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://news.vumc.org/2019/11/20/study-finds-breast-cancer-recurrence-score-has-different-implications-for-men/" target="_blank">https://news.vumc.org/2019/11/20/study-finds-breast-cancer-recurrence-score-has-different-implications-for-men/</a></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The TAILORx study published last year offered good news for women with early-stage ER-positive breast cancer who scored at intermediate risk for recurrence according to a genetic assay test. The study indicated that chemotherapy after surgery provided little advantage in overall survival for these women, so they could forgo the treatment.</p> <p>This conclusion may not directly apply to male patients with the same type of breast cancer.  A new study by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) researchers published in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, indicates that a lower threshold is needed for male patients to predict mortality using the genetic assay, Oncotype DX, a commercial diagnostic test. The study’s lead author is Fei Wang, MD, PhD, a visiting research fellow at Vanderbilt University, and its senior author is Xiao-Ou Shu, MD, PhD, MPH, Ingram Professor of Cancer Research and associate director for Global Health and co-leader of the Cancer Epidemiology Research Program at VICC.</p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=19" hreflang="en">Breast Cancer</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=1" hreflang="en">Shu, Xiao Ou</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=20" hreflang="en">Wang, Fei</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=21" hreflang="en">Cancer Epidemiology Research Program at VICC</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=27" hreflang="en">Cancer Epidemiology</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=35" hreflang="en">Reproductive Epidemiology</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Thu, 19 Nov 2020 14:41:09 +0000 ridingkm 59 at https://www.vumc.org/vec Making Sense of Lung Nodules: Is It Cancer? https://www.vumc.org/vec/index.php/news/making-sense-lung-nodules-it-cancer <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Making Sense of Lung Nodules: Is It Cancer?</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/vec/index.php/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 11/18/2020 - 10:05</span> <a href="/vec/index.php/blog-post-rss/63" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Making Sense of Lung Nodules: Is It Cancer?"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-external-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://discover.vumc.org/2020/11/making-sense-of-lung-nodules-is-it-cancer/" target="_blank">https://discover.vumc.org/2020/11/making-sense-of-lung-nodules-is-it-cancer/</a></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Six clinics across four U.S. states provided data for a newly validated clinical risk stratification model for lung cancer. The TREAT model (Thoracic Surgery, Research, Epidemiology, Diagnosis And Treatment) helps identify patients with suspicious lesions who are most likely to benefit from surgical biopsy. The aim is to mitigate unnecessary surgery for benign nodules and reduce delays for patients with early cancers.</p> <p>Data published in the <a href="https://www.jto.org/article/S1556-0864(19)32928-4/fulltext" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Journal of Thoracic Oncology</a> show the model reliably predicted lung cancer prevalence in 1,402 patients with better accuracy and calibration than currently available alternatives. Now, researchers are refining the model to further increase its utility.</p> <p>“This is one of the larger datasets used in lung cancer modeling and validation studies,” said senior author <a href="https://www.vumc.org/surgical-sciences/person/eric-l-grogan-md-mph?_ga=2.47356135.1331527552.1604942974-1075262833.1564671764" rel="noopener noreferrer">Eric Grogan, M.D.</a>, a thoracic surgeon at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. “It’s not just in our local population, it’s now validated in six different sites across the United States. It’s more broadly applicable to both pulmonary nodule and surgery clinics.”</p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=7" hreflang="en">Lung Cancer</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=32" hreflang="en">Grogan, Eric</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=33" hreflang="en">TREAT Model</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=27" hreflang="en">Cancer Epidemiology</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 18 Nov 2020 16:05:51 +0000 ridingkm 63 at https://www.vumc.org/vec Racial Disparities in Post-prostatectomy Mortality https://www.vumc.org/vec/index.php/news/racial-disparities-post-prostatectomy-mortality <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Racial Disparities in Post-prostatectomy Mortality</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/vec/index.php/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 10/07/2020 - 08:21</span> <a href="/vec/index.php/blog-post-rss/57" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Racial Disparities in Post-prostatectomy Mortality"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-external-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://discover.vumc.org/2020/10/racial-disparities-in-post-prostatectomy-mortality/" target="_blank">https://discover.vumc.org/2020/10/racial-disparities-in-post-prostatectomy-mortality/</a></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>In a review of 526,690 patients who underwent radical prostatectomy for localized prostate cancer, researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center found Black patients had significantly higher mortality rates compared to other racial and ethnic groups. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) had notably lower mortality rates than non-Hispanic whites. Hispanics had slightly lower rates than non-Hispanic whites – despite lower socioeconomic status and significant underinsurance.</p> <p>The review, published in <a href="https://acsjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/cncr.33152" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Cancer</a>, examined clinical and non-clinical factors that might contribute to disparities. “After adjustments for a number of non-clinical factors affecting access to care, the disparity was significantly decreased for Blacks and significantly increased for AAPIs in comparison with non-Hispanic whites,” said first author <a href="https://medicine.vumc.org/person/wanqing-wen-md" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Wanqing Wen, M.D.</a>, a research associate professor of medicine at Vanderbilt.</p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=17" hreflang="en">Prostate Cancer</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=4" hreflang="en">Wen, Wanqing</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=18" hreflang="en">Luckenbaugh, Amy</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=16" hreflang="en">Health Equity</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=27" hreflang="en">Cancer Epidemiology</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=36" hreflang="en">Health Disparities and Health Equity</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 07 Oct 2020 13:21:03 +0000 ridingkm 57 at https://www.vumc.org/vec Updated Guidelines for Lung Screening Could Reduce Disparities https://www.vumc.org/vec/index.php/news/updated-guidelines-lung-screening-could-reduce-disparities <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Updated Guidelines for Lung Screening Could Reduce Disparities</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/vec/index.php/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 09/30/2020 - 14:48</span> <a href="/vec/index.php/blog-post-rss/56" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Updated Guidelines for Lung Screening Could Reduce Disparities"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-external-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://discover.vumc.org/2020/09/considering-african-americans-in-lung-cancer-screening/" target="_blank">https://discover.vumc.org/2020/09/considering-african-americans-in-lung-cancer-screening/</a></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Recommending expanded screening could help African Americans, suggests new research.</p> <p>The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) may make recommendations to revise <a href="https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/recommendation/lung-cancer-screening" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">current lung cancer screening guidelines</a> to reduce large differences between outcomes of African American and white patients.</p> <p>The decision will rest in part on research led by <a href="https://wag.app.vanderbilt.edu/PublicPage/Faculty/Details/36677" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Melinda Aldrich, Ph.D.</a>, an associate professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The research team included <a href="https://wag.app.vanderbilt.edu/PublicPage/Faculty/Details/39332" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Kim Sandler, M.D.</a>, an assistant professor of radiology and radiological sciences and co-director of the Vanderbilt Lung Screening Program.</p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=13" hreflang="en">Aldrich, Melinda</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=14" hreflang="en">Sandler, Kim</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=7" hreflang="en">Lung Cancer</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=15" hreflang="en">Southern Community Cohort Study</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=36" hreflang="en">Health Disparities and Health Equity</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 30 Sep 2020 19:48:28 +0000 ridingkm 56 at https://www.vumc.org/vec Appendix cancer survival in young patients varies by race: study https://www.vumc.org/vec/index.php/news/appendix-cancer-survival-young-patients-varies-race-study <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Appendix cancer survival in young patients varies by race: study</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/vec/index.php/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 08/06/2020 - 08:46</span> <a href="/vec/index.php/blog-post-rss/60" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Appendix cancer survival in young patients varies by race: study"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-external-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://news.vumc.org/2020/08/06/appendix-cancer-racial-disparities/" target="_blank">https://news.vumc.org/2020/08/06/appendix-cancer-racial-disparities/</a></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Appendiceal cancer — cancer of the appendix — is a rare malignancy that is usually found during surgery for acute appendicitis. Although the rate of appendectomies has been stable over the last two decades, the incidence of malignant appendiceal cancer increased 232% in the United States.</p> <p><a href="https://medicine.vumc.org/person/andreana-natalie-holowatyj-phd-msci" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Andreana Holowatyj</a>, PhD, MSCI, and colleagues conducted the first study of appendiceal cancer patterns and survival by race/ethnicity among patients younger than 50 in the U.S.</p> <p>Reporting in the journal <a href="https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32540351/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><em>Gastroenterology</em></a>, they found poorer disease outcomes among non-Hispanic Blacks compared with non-Hispanic whites, and among men compared with women. However, they observed no differences in survival between young Hispanics and non-Hispanic whites with appendiceal cancer.</p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=22" hreflang="en">Appendiceal Cancer</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=36" hreflang="en">Health Disparities and Health Equity</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=11" hreflang="en">Holowatyj, Andreana</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=24" hreflang="en">Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Thu, 06 Aug 2020 13:46:16 +0000 ridingkm 60 at https://www.vumc.org/vec Meat intake and colorectal polyps https://www.vumc.org/vec/index.php/news/meat-intake-and-colorectal-polyps <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Meat intake and colorectal polyps</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/vec/index.php/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 03/09/2020 - 08:53</span> <a href="/vec/index.php/blog-post-rss/61" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Meat intake and colorectal polyps"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-external-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://news.vumc.org/2020/03/09/meat-intake-colorectal-polyps/" target="_blank">https://news.vumc.org/2020/03/09/meat-intake-colorectal-polyps/</a></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Conventional colorectal adenomas are the precursor lesions for most colorectal cancers. In addition to these adenomas, other colorectal polyps are detected during colonoscopy. Sessile serrated polyps (SSPs) represent an alternative pathway to carcinogenesis that may account for 20-30% of colorectal cancer.</p> <p>Because a diagnostic consensus for SSPs was not reached until 2010, few epidemiologic studies have evaluated risk factors for SSPs.</p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=12" hreflang="en">colorectal cancer</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=25" hreflang="en">Shrubsole, Martha </a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=26" hreflang="en">Nutritional Epidemiology</a>, <a href="/vec/index.php/news?tag=27" hreflang="en">Cancer Epidemiology</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 09 Mar 2020 13:53:33 +0000 ridingkm 61 at https://www.vumc.org/vec