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Study finds genetic testing useful for young AFib patients

October 07, 2021

Genetic testing in patients with early-onset atrial fibrillation (AFib or AF) can identify variants associated with more serious cardiomyopathy and arrhythmia syndromes that may otherwise remain undiagnosed, according to a Vanderbilt-led study recently published in JAMA Cardiology.

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Noted clinician, educator Lefkowitz mourned

October 01, 2021

Lewis Lefkowitz, MD, professor of Preventive Medicine, emeritus, whose dedication to health equity and underserved communities helped thousands of patients and influenced generations of Vanderbilt medical students, died Sept. 26. He was 90.

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New Clinician Spotlight: Jane Freedman

September 24, 2021

Jane Freedman, MD, has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center as director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and physician-in-chief of the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute.

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The role of polarity in early cancer

September 24, 2021

Mutations in the protein epiregulin, an EGF receptor ligand, affect larger epithelial cell reorganization and may contribute to early cancer development, Vanderbilt researchers discovered.

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Structural variants in breast cancer risk genes

September 23, 2021

Vanderbilt epidemiologists conducted in-depth whole genome sequencing of breast cancer risk genes in Black women, who die at higher rates and have more aggressive disease, to discover mutations that may improve testing and treatment selection.

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