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Immunotherapy: What you need to know

Not all that long ago, chemotherapy was the only option to treat most advanced (metastatic) cancers. Because these drugs work by destroying rapidly dividing cells, they harm some healthy cells — such as hair follicles — as well as cancer cells. In the past two decades, cancer treatment has been transformed by targeted drugs and… Read More »

GE Healthcare, VUMC join on cancer immunotherapy research

GE Healthcare and Vanderbilt University Medical Center will collaborate on enabling safer and more precise treatment of cancer immunotherapies. Under the during the five-year program, the organizations will analyze the immunotherapy treatment response of thousands of VUMC cancer patients by using anonymized demographic, genomic, tumor, cellular, proteomic and imaging data. Cancer immunotherapy is a treatment… Read More »