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Nichols awarded $200,000 Avon grant to study pregnancy-associated breast cancer
The 12th annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer season concluded with the Charlotte Walk on October 26, raising $1.4 million to accelerate breast cancer research and improve access to screening, diagnosis, treatment and education. Hazel Nichols, PhD, assistant professor epidemiology at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health is leading one of five teams in the Carolinas awarded a grant of $200,000 to support a study that will analyze data from 18 ongoing studies on pregnancy-associated breast cancer.
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UNC Lineberger researchers present at international breast cancer conference in Saudi Arabia
Three UNC Lineberger members - Lisa Carey, MD, medical director of the UNC Breast Center, division chief of hematology and oncology at the UNC School of Medicine, and physician-in-chief of the N.C. Cancer Hospital, Matt Ewend, MD, Van L. Weatherspoon Jr. Distinguished Professor of Neurosurgery and chair of the UNC Department of Neurosurgery, and Chuck Perou, PhD, professor of genetics and pathology – served as speakers at the 6th Annual Princess Noorah Oncology Center International Breast Cancer Conference held in Jeddah.
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Stephen Hursting
Stephen Hursting, PhD, MPH, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member and Professor in the Department of Nutrition at the UNC Chapel-Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health and School of Medicine. Hursting is interested in diet-gene interactions relevant to cancer prevention, particularly the molecular and hormonal mechanisms underlying energy balance-cancer associations.
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New website launched to help women learn about risk factors for breast cancer
The UNC Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (BCERP) has announced the official launch of, an interactive website designed to increase knowledge about breast cancer risk factors, especially among young African-American women.
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Komen awards more than $875,000 to UNC Lineberger researchers
Susan G. Komen® has awarded over $875,000 in research funding to UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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UNC Lineberger hosts Metastatic Breast Cancer Network Conference
The Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN) held its 8th Annual National Conference in Chapel Hill September 19-21, 2014 in conjunction with the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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UNC researchers find new genetic target for a different kind of cancer drug
Upstream of the proteins that cancer cells use to proliferate sits RBM4, a gene-splicing protein that UNC researcher Zefeng Wang, PhD, discovered is drastically reduced in human lung and breast cancer cells.
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Jodie Fleming
Jodie Fleming, PhD, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member and Assistant Professor at North Carolina Central University in the Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences. Fleming Lab's goal is to characterize the role of the tissue microenvironment on the behavior and function of normal cells, as well as determine its role in the development and progression of cancer.
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UNC Lineberger researchers develop new approach to identify “drivers” of cancer
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have developed a new integrated approach to pinpoint the genetic “drivers” of cancer, uncovering eight genes that could be viable for targeted breast cancer therapy. The study, published online August 24 in Nature Genetics, was authored by Michael Gatza, PhD, lead author and post-doctoral research associate; Grace Silva, graduate student; Joel Parker, PhD, director of bioinformatics, UNC Lineberger; Cheng Fan, research associate; and senior author Chuck Perou, PhD, professor of genetics and pathology.
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Katie Reeder-Hayes
MD, MBA, MSc Assistant Professor, UNC-Chapel Hill, Breast Cancer, UNC Breast Center
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