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Genetic alterations more common in tumors of older patients with metastatic breast cancer
In preliminary findings presented at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, researchers showed that older patients were as likely as younger patients to receive targeted therapy and enroll in therapeutic trials based on their sequencing results.
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UNC Lineberger’s Muss honored as exemplary cancer caregiver
The American Cancer Society has honored Hyman B. Muss, MD, director of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Geriatric Oncology Program, with a prestigious national award that recognizes providers who show compassion and dedication beyond the call of duty.
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UNC researchers study tobacco cessation needs from patient perspective
Seeking the patient voice early in the cessation process is critical to success.
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UNC Lineberger-led study builds understanding of hepatitis C virus replication
Hepatitis C virus infection is a common cause of liver disease and of liver cancer in the United States. Through a new study that explores one aspect of how the virus hijacks host cell machinery to replicate itself, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have gained insight into the workings of a potential drug target for hepatitis C.
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UNC-Chapel Hill spinout secures $33 million investment to advance novel cancer treatments
One of nation’s top universities yields more than 150 startup companies to date, including G1 Therapeutics, creating jobs and advancing innovation and entrepreneurship.
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Potential pancreatic cancer treatment could increase life expectancy
Device that drives drugs into solid tumors that are poorly vascularized opens the possibility of life-saving surgeries in cancer patients.
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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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Basch calls for more data on prostate cancer detection technology in JAMA editorial
A UNC Lineberger researcher has pointed to a need for more data on whether new technology designed to better detect men at higher-risk for prostate cancer will also mean improvements in survival rates and symptoms.
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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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Researchers pinpoint two genes that trigger severest form of ovarian cancer
UNC geneticists create the first mouse model of ovarian clear cell carcinoma; show how a known drug can suppress tumor growth.
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