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Dr. Timothy S. Blackwell

Mesothelioma Specialist , Director, Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care

Dr. Timothy S Blackwell, M.D., has the belief that if doctors could predict when mesothelioma and lung cancer would strike, they'd have the ability to stop it before it could cause irreparable damage. Dr. Blackwell, a lung disease specialist who works for Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center believes that catching these problems before they grow out of hand isn't out of the reach of medical science.

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Dr. Blackwell’s Career

Dr. Timothy Blackwell works as a professor of medicine and biology at the Center for Lung Research. He works as part of a large team of doctors and scientists who analyze different lung diseases on a cellular basis to see how cancers progress. He hopes to discover how to advance cancer treatments to provide patients with better outcomes.

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Dr. Timothy Blackwell specializes in treating lung cancer and other lung diseases.


Over the course of his career, Dr. Blackwell has authored and co-authored over 200 articles. Most of his articles center on lung cancer and lung cancer treatment. He has also written about other lung diseases and pleural mesothelioma, a disease that arises because of exposure to asbestos.

His Focus on Asbestos

Dr. Timothy Blackwell and his colleagues have studied a protein complex known as nuclear factor kappa B and its role in developing asbestos-related cancers. The main idea behind this research is to decrease unchecked inflammation to decrease cancer growth.

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