Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) traces its roots to 1874 in the Nashville, Tennessee region. Today, VUMC is an expansive network of clinics, physician and nurse training, research institutes, Level 1 Trauma Center. Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care and Burn Center in the region which includes all of Tennessee and parts of Kentucky. VUMC has a history of medical discoveries and patient care breakthroughs, including but not limited to Earl Sutherland Jr and Stanley Cohen's Nobel Prize recipients. VUMC conducted the first cardiothoractic surgery for newborns with 'Blue Baby Syndrome'. And VUMC is a national cancer treatment center credited with numerous breakthroughs in treatment and organ transplants. Media inquiries are welcome.

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Nashville, TN 37232
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(615) 343-3890
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Team studies blood test for prostate cancer

Vanderbilt University researcher William Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues in Germany and Canada have demonstrated a method for detecting "cell-free" tumor DNA in the bloodstream.

Jan 05, 2015
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