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Study finds different genetic mutation patterns for HPV-positive throat cancer patients based on smoking history
Researchers at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have presented preliminary findings from a study examining the genetic alterations in HPV-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma, a cancer of the head and neck. The researchers found differences in the genetic mutations of HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer based on whether patients were heavy versus light smokers.
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UNC Lineberger analysis finds that advanced age should not limit cancer treatment
After comparing the survival outcomes of older and younger people with head and neck cancer, UNC Lineberger researchers have found that age alone shouldn’t dictate a patient’s treatment. The findings were published January 12 online in the journal The Oncologist.
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UNC researcher co-leads effort to map genomic changes in head and neck cancer
A study co-led by a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher has identified genomic changes in head and neck cancers linked to the sexually transmitted disease HPV -- the latest finding of a collaborative scientific effort designed to map out the genomic changes driving cancer.
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UNC research trio teams up to fight cancer drug resistance
The V Foundation awards $600,000 grant to UNC Lineberger to track kinase activity in head and neck, lung and esophageal cancers.
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Mark C. Weissler
MD, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, UNC-Chapel Hill, Clinical Research, Head and Neck Oncology Program
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David Neil Hayes
David Neil Hayes, MD, MPH, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member and Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at UNC-Chapel Hill. Hayes works with Clinical Research and Head and Neck Oncology Program. Hayes Lab endeavors to bring together a collection of researchers with intersecting interests in multidisciplinary clinical cancer care, clinical trials, translational cancer research, and model systems of cancer with a focus on aerodigestive tumors.
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Juneko Grilley-Olson
Juneko Grilley-Olson, MD, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Member and Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at UNC-Chapel Hill. Grilley-Olson is involved with Clinical Research, Thoracic Oncology Program, Head and Neck Oncology Program, and Bone and Soft Tissue Oncology Program.
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Carol G. Shores
MD, PhD, School of Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill, Clinical Research, Head and Neck Oncology Program
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Key biomarker’s new role in head and neck cancer
Researchers at UNC have proposed a novel interpretation of an old biomarker which, if validated, could fundamentally transform the management of head and neck cancer.
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Ten minutes could save your life: FREE Head & Neck Cancer Screenings
UNC Health Care will offer free screenings during Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, on Wednesday, April 25, from 1 - 4 p.m. in the Ear, Nose, & Throat Clinic on the ground floor of the N.C. Neurosciences Hospital.
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