Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) traces its roots to 1874 in the Nashville, Tennessee region. Today, VUMC is an expansive network of clinics, physician and nurse training, research institutes, Level 1 Trauma Center. Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care and Burn Center in the region which includes all of Tennessee and parts of Kentucky. VUMC has a history of medical discoveries and patient care breakthroughs, including but not limited to Earl Sutherland Jr and Stanley Cohen's Nobel Prize recipients. VUMC conducted the first cardiothoractic surgery for newborns with 'Blue Baby Syndrome'. And VUMC is a national cancer treatment center credited with numerous breakthroughs in treatment and organ transplants. Media inquiries are welcome.

Address
News & Public Affairs
D-3237A
Medical Center North
Nashville, TN 37232
E-mail
Laurie.E.Holloway@vanderbilt.edu
Fax
(615) 343-3890
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Ancient chemical bond may aid cancer therapy

A chemical bond discovered by Vanderbilt University scientists that is essential for animal life and which hastened the "dawn of the animal kingdom" could lead to new therapies for cancer and other diseases.

Dec 16, 2013
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Potassium channel gene modifies risk for epilepsy

Vanderbilt University researchers have identified a new gene that can influence a person's risk for developing epilepsy. The findings, reported in the March 29 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could improv ...

Apr 04, 2011
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Protein related to aging holds breast cancer clues

The most common type of breast cancer in older women -- estrogen and progesterone receptor (ER/PR) positive breast cancer -- has been linked to a protein that fends off aging-related cellular damage.

Jan 27, 2011
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Strong social ties benefit breast cancer patients

Breast cancer patients who have a strong social support system in the first year after diagnosis are less likely to die or have a recurrence of cancer, according to new research from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) ...

Jan 20, 2011
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