News: Vanderbilt Thoracic Surgery

Many Cancers’ Rates Continue to Decline

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Rates of death from all cancers for patients in the United States continued to decline between 2003 and 2007, the most recent reporting period available, according to the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer. ┬áThe overall rate of new cancer diagnoses for men and women combined decreased slightly less than […]

Less-invasive Lung Cancer Surgery Studied

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

For years, the standard treatment for some early lung cancers was to remove the entire affected lobe. The recurrence of cancer was low, but the procedure was invasive and unnecessarily removed normal lung tissue not affected by the tumors. Vanderbilt’s Department of Thoracic Surgery and the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center have joined a National Cancer Institute […]