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VU study identifies new mechanism for cancer development

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Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center led by a 32-year-old postdoctoral fellow have discovered a new mechanism for the development of cancer that is challenging conventional scientific wisdom. Read More...


 

Epithelial Biology Center Hosts Inaugural Symposium

BY: BILL SNYDER

5/05/2011 - Cutting-edge science from across the country was on display last week during the inaugural Epithelial Biology Center symposium at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

In addition to several Vanderbilt researchers, speakers included Joan Brugge, Ph.D., chair of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School, and James Nelson, Ph.D., professor of Biology at Stanford University.

Epithelial cells make up the protective lining of internal organs, but epithelial tissues are also the source of more than 90 percent of all cancers, said Susan Wente, Ph.D., associate vice chancellor for Research, in introducing the symposium.                       

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