Oncology & Cancer

Metabolic enzyme promotes neuroblastoma aggressiveness

High-risk neuroblastoma is an aggressive childhood cancer with poor treatment outcomes. Despite intensive chemotherapy and radiotherapy, less than 50 percent of these children survive for five years. While the genetics of ...

Medical research

Discovery points to new ways to kill aggressive cancer cells

Vanderbilt faculty and researchers are looking for the "Achilles' heel" of the cancer cells that survive initial chemotherapy. Michael King, chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Joshua D. Greenlee, graduate ...