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Common transplant drug inhibits breast cancer growth, UNC laboratory study shows
by maryruth.helms published May 26, 2011 last modified May 27, 2011 03:59 PM — filed under: , , , ,
Chapel Hill - Tacrolimus, a drug that is commonly used to prevent organ transplantation rejection, inhibits breast cancer growth in pre-clinical studies. The finding from UNC scientists was reported in the May 26th Public Library of Science.
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UNC study looks at dose levels of the breast cancer drug, tamoxifen
by maryruth.helms published Jul 19, 2011 last modified Jul 19, 2011 01:54 PM — filed under: , , ,
Using a patient’s genetic information can be successfully used to manage the drug concentrations of tamoxifen, a drug used to treat and prevent breast cancer.
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Causes of African-American breast cancer incidence study receives $19.3M: UNC partners to form largest US database
by maryruth.helms published Aug 29, 2011 last modified Sep 02, 2011 12:28 PM — filed under: , , ,
Chapel Hill - UNC scientist Robert Millikan will partner with Christine Ambrosone, of Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and Julie R. Palmer, of Boston University, in the most ambitious study to date of breast cancer among younger African-American women.
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Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Still A Hard Fight For African-American Women
by ellen.degraffenreid published Oct 03, 2011 last modified Oct 12, 2011 10:26 AM — filed under: , ,
Keith Amos, MD, quoted in The Huffington Post
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Study quantifies false positives for yearly mammograms
by maryruth.helms published Oct 18, 2011 last modified Oct 18, 2011 09:26 AM — filed under: , ,
Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium also compares digital and film mammography
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UNC scientist receives grant to identify biomarkers for breast cancer recurrence risk
by maryruth.helms published Oct 25, 2011 last modified Oct 26, 2011 10:11 AM — filed under: , ,
Chapel Hill - A UNC scientist was awarded one of seven grants presented by the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer at their seventh annual event in Charlotte, NC.
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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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UNC Lineberger geriatric oncology program leaders co-author Journal of Clinical Oncology editorial about older women and breast cancer
by maryruth.helms published Jan 06, 2012 last modified Jan 10, 2012 10:38 AM — filed under: , ,
UNC Lineberger Geriatric Oncology program leaders Hy Muss, MD, and Jan Busby-Whitehead, MD, co-authored an editorial in the December 10, 2011 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Muss is professor of medicine. Busby-Whitehead is professor of medicine, and director of the UNC School of Medicine’s Center for Aging and Health and Division of Geriatric Medicine.
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UNC radiation oncologists co-author Journal of Clinical Oncology editorial on breast cancer radiotherapy and coronary artery stenosis
by maryruth.helms published Jan 11, 2012 last modified Jan 11, 2012 01:03 PM — filed under: , ,
Timothy Zagar, MD, assistant professor of radiation oncology, and Lawrence Marks, MD, professor and chair of radiation oncology, co-authored an editorial in the December 27, 2011 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
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UNC surgeons co-author study on breast cancer treatment decision making
by maryruth.helms published Jan 10, 2012 last modified Jan 18, 2012 02:41 PM — filed under: , ,
Chapel Hill, NC - How much medical information does a woman understand and retain about her breast cancer diagnosis? UNC scientists participated in a four-institution study involving 440 women with early-stage breast cancer and found that breast cancer survivors had limited knowledge about their surgical options, including an understanding of something as important as the risk of recurrence.
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