March 28, 2013

Most cancers are sporadic, which means that physicians don't have enough clues to determine what caused an individual's disease. To help answer that question and prevent future cancer cases, Vanderbilt University will serve as a host site for a nationwide cancer prevention study sponsored by the American Cancer Society (ACS). Read more...

Study finds high soy diet before lung cancer diagnosis improves survival


A new study by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Shanghai Cancer Institute found women who ate more soy food prior to a diagnosis of lung cancer lived longer than those who consumed less. The study, conducted in Shanghai, China, was published in the March 25 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Read more...

Vanderbilt partners with company to offer discounted emergency preparedness kits


Vanderbilt University is partnering with an industrial supply company to offer Vanderbilt employees discounted grab-and-go emergency preparedness kits---bags stocked with essential items that would be needed in the event of a tornado, flood or other emergency that might take people away from their homes. Read more...

Vanderbilt experts suggest ways to avoid sugar overload this Easter


As Easter approaches, many parents may not want their children indulging in candy-filled eggs and Easter baskets full of sugary treats. Too much sugar can pose serious risks to children's dental and behavioral health - risks that can be minimized by some careful thought and planning, Vanderbilt experts say. Read more...

This week's VUCast: Robot helps children with autism; plus Billy Joel Vandy-style


VUCast: Robot helps children with autism; meet the student who played with Billy Joel; and more. Read more...