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Breast cancer places greater financial burden on black women
UNC Lineberger's Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, and colleagues report in the Journal of Clinical Oncology that a survey of women who were diagnosed with breast cancer in North Carolina between 2008 and 2013 found that two years after a diagnosis, 58 percent of black women reported a negative financial impact of cancer, compared with 39 percent of white women.
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UNC researchers identify promising delivery method for immunotherapy combination
UNC Lineberger researchers led by Andrew Z. Wang, MD, have published findings in the journal Advanced Materials that could offer a promising new nanotechnology-based delivery method for an immunotherapy combination.
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UNC scientists create better laboratory tools to study cancer’s spread
In the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering, UNC Lineberger’s Andrew Wang, MD, and colleagues report they have developed tissue-engineered models for cancer metastases that reflect the microenvironment around tumors that promotes their growth. They believe their models, which were developed to study colorectal cancer that had spread to the liver and lung, will help scientists studying why cancers tend to spread to certain organs rather than others.
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Cigarillo packaging can influence product perception, study finds
Researchers led by UNC Lineberger's Adam Goldstein, MD, and Clare Meernik, MPH, surveyed 2,664 young adults who were current users, never users, or past users of little cigars and cigarillos, finding cigarillo packs with colors and containing a flavor descriptor were rated more positively for taste and smell. Health warnings didn’t fully mitigate the draw of the packaging.
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Researchers identify molecular target for brain cancer, develop immunotherapy approach to attack it
A team led by UNC Lineberger's Gianpietro Dotti, MD, has engineered immune cells to hunt glioblastoma, the most lethal primary brain tumor. They presented their findings in Science Translational Medicine.
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Researchers define structure, function of enzyme key to blood cancers
In the journal Nature, UNC Lineberger's Greg Wang, PhD, and colleagues reported findings about the structure and function of the DNMT3A enzyme complex, which helps control gene expression.
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UNC Lineberger to use Colon Cancer Coalition grant to promote screening in Eastern North Carolina
UNC Lineberger’s Carolina Cancer Screening Initiative is working in partnership with the Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center in Ahoskie, North Carolina, to improve the colorectal cancer screening rates in a part of the state that has been significantly challenged by this disease.
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UNC Lineberger awards $1.1M in developmental research grants
Eleven projects -- four basic science, four clinical/translational science and three population science -- were selected from a pool of 60 applicants from a broad range of disciplines.
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Narrowing the gap toward precision medicine for pancreatic cancer
To improve treatment and our understanding of one of the deadliest cancers in the United States, UNC Lineberger's Jen Jen Yeh, MD, was involved in two studies that take different approaches to precision medicine for pancreatic cancer.
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Skin cancer treatment selfie goes viral, has public health lessons
Researchers led by UNC Lineberger's Seth Noar, PhD, analyzed the impact of one viral social media post in generating awareness about skin cancer.
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