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New therapeutic target for lung cancer

November 16, 2020

Continuous activation of cell surface receptors increases signaling that can promote oncogenic transformation. One receptor, EphA2, has been identified as a driver of lung cancer, but its interacting partners are not well characterized.

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Breast cancer treatment in older women

November 16, 2020

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.

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Minimally invasive treatment option for AFib studied

October 22, 2020

A minimally invasive procedure that combines ligation of the left atrial appendage (LAA) with hybrid epicardial-endocardial ablation is a feasible, safe and effective method of treating patients with longstanding atrial fibrillation (AF or AFib), according to a new Vanderbilt-led study.

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Genes spell penicillin allergy risk

October 01, 2020

From an analysis of 505,823 research subjects, Elizabeth Phillips, MD, and colleagues report in the American Journal of Human Genetics that individuals of European descent who carried a specific genetic variant were 47% more likely to have a self-reported penicillin allergy.

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