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Donald Rosenstein serves as president of Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine
by maryruth.helms published Dec 01, 2011 last modified Dec 01, 2011 10:35 AM — filed under: ,
Donald Rosenstein, MD, professor of psychiatry and medicine in the UNC School of Medicine and director of the UNC Comprehensive Cancer Support Program, will serve a one-year term as president of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine. Dr. Rosenstein is a member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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Goldstein, McCullough address needed measures to curb tobacco use
by maryruth.helms published Dec 02, 2011 last modified Dec 02, 2011 01:16 PM — filed under: , ,
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President Obama taps Barbara Rimer to lead National Cancer Panel
by maryruth.helms published Nov 30, 2011 last modified Dec 06, 2011 12:25 PM — filed under: ,
President Obama has announced his intent to nominate Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, Dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor of the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, to chair the President’s Cancer Panel. The panel was established as part of the National Cancer Act, signed by President Nixon in 1971
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The power to help, hurt and confuse: direct-to-consumer whole genome testing
by maryruth.helms published Dec 06, 2011 last modified Dec 06, 2011 04:08 PM — filed under: , ,
CHAPEL HILL – The era of widely available next generation personal genomic testing has arrived and with it the ability to quickly and relatively affordably learn the sequence of your entire genome. This would include what is referred to as the “exome,” your complete set of protein-coding sequences.
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UNC scientists funded to study genome sequencing in clinical settings
by maryruth.helms published Dec 06, 2011 last modified Dec 19, 2011 10:09 AM — filed under: , ,
Chapel Hill - The complete sequence of an individual’s genome – all 3 billion DNA building blocks - will soon be affordably available to doctors, patients and even consumers. While knowledge of one’s genome may have important medical benefits, tremendous questions remain regarding an avalanche of such data means and how they should be used. Many clinical, ethical and social issues arise from the evaluation, use and sharing of the data.
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American Cancer Society Revises Cancer Screening Guideline Process; UNC scientists are report co-authors
by maryruth.helms published Dec 13, 2011 last modified Dec 13, 2011 04:15 PM — filed under: , ,
ATLANTA –December 13, 2011– The American Cancer Society has revised its guideline formation process to achieve greater transparency, consistency, and rigor in creating guidance about cancer screening. The new methods align with new principles from the Institutes of Medicine (IOM) by creating a single generalist group for writing the guidelines, commissioning systematic evidence reviews, and clearly articulating the benefits, limitations, and harms associated with cancer screening tests. The new process is outlined in a Special Communication in the December 14, 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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DeSimone Receives Innovation Award
by maryruth.helms published Dec 09, 2011 last modified Dec 14, 2011 04:31 PM — filed under: , ,
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UNC scientist elected Fellow of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
by maryruth.helms published Dec 14, 2011 last modified Dec 15, 2011 10:03 AM — filed under: , ,
Weili Lin, PhD, has been elected a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. Lin was cited for his outstanding contributions to the development and translation of MR functional neuroimaging.
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Six UNC faculty recognized by prestigious international scientific society
by maryruth.helms published Dec 15, 2011 last modified Dec 15, 2011 02:19 PM — filed under: , ,
Six University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty members have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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Editorial urges rapid clinical trials for targeted breast cancer therapies
by maryruth.helms published Dec 20, 2011 last modified Dec 20, 2011 09:07 AM — filed under: , ,
Chapel Hill, NC – In an editorial published today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, UNC associate professor E. Claire Dees, MD, reviews current evidence on the safety and efficacy of combination therapies currently used for metastatic breast cancer and urges clinical researchers to move forward with new studies that leverage advances in the identification of tumor biomarkers.
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