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Komen awards more than $875,000 to UNC Lineberger researchers
Susan G. Komen® has awarded over $875,000 in research funding to UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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UNC Lineberger hosts Metastatic Breast Cancer Network Conference
The Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN) held its 8th Annual National Conference in Chapel Hill September 19-21, 2014 in conjunction with the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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UNC researchers find new genetic target for a different kind of cancer drug
Upstream of the proteins that cancer cells use to proliferate sits RBM4, a gene-splicing protein that UNC researcher Zefeng Wang, PhD, discovered is drastically reduced in human lung and breast cancer cells.
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Jodie Fleming
Jodie Fleming, PhD, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member and Assistant Professor at North Carolina Central University in the Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences. Fleming Lab's goal is to characterize the role of the tissue microenvironment on the behavior and function of normal cells, as well as determine its role in the development and progression of cancer.
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UNC Lineberger researchers develop new approach to identify “drivers” of cancer
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have developed a new integrated approach to pinpoint the genetic “drivers” of cancer, uncovering eight genes that could be viable for targeted breast cancer therapy. The study, published online August 24 in Nature Genetics, was authored by Michael Gatza, PhD, lead author and post-doctoral research associate; Grace Silva, graduate student; Joel Parker, PhD, director of bioinformatics, UNC Lineberger; Cheng Fan, research associate; and senior author Chuck Perou, PhD, professor of genetics and pathology.
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Katie Reeder-Hayes
MD, Assistant Professor, UNC-Chapel Hill, Breast Cancer, UNC Breast Center
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Study in mice finds weight loss reduces progression of basal-like breast cancer
Obesity, epidemic in the U.S. and worldwide, is one of the important modifiable risk factors for breast cancer, especially a particularly aggressive subtype called basal-like breast cancer (BBC). Population studies have suggested that lifestyle interventions, including weight loss, could prevent a large proportion of this type of cancer; however, data on the effect of weight loss on BBC risk are limited and the mechanisms involved uncertain.
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Most Breast Cancer Patients May Not Be Getting Enough Exercise
Physical activity after breast cancer diagnosis has been linked with prolonged survival and improved quality of life, but most participants in a large breast cancer study did not meet national physical activity guidelines after they were diagnosed.
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Wheeler and Reeder-Hayes research shows African-American women and those insured by Medicaid less likely to receive endocrine therapy to prevent breast cancer recurrence
New research by Stephanie B. Wheeler, PhD; Katie Reeder-Hayes, MD; and Anne Marie Meyer, PhD, reveals that breast cancer patients insured by Medicaid and African-American breast cancer patients are less likely to receive life-saving endocrine therapy (ET) to prevent cancer recurrence.
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2013-2014 University Cancer Research Fund Annual Report now available
The UCRF, a $42 million, state-appropriated fund established in 2007, continues to have a significant impact on cancer research in North Carolina.
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