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UNC and partners to study policies to restrict tobacco marketing at point of sale: multi-institutional $6.7 million research grant awarded
by Mary Ruth published Jan 20, 2012 last modified Feb 01, 2012 11:05 AM — filed under: ,
The way tobacco products are marketed and sold changed with the June 2009 passage of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. For example, this law mandates larger and stronger warning labels on packs and advertising and prohibits the sale of “light” and clove cigarettes. The FDA Act also now allows states and local communities to regulate the time, place, and manner of tobacco advertising. Thus, states could restrict tobacco promotions or restrict the location of tobacco advertising.
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UNC scientists collaborate on colon cancer therapy comparative effectiveness study
by Mary Ruth published Jan 18, 2012 last modified Jan 20, 2012 03:36 PM — filed under: , ,
In 2008 UNC and Harvard University’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston were selected by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to carry out accelerated practical studies examining the comparative effectiveness of cancer treatments. The collaboration is called the Cancer Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness (DEcIDE) Comparative Effectiveness Consortium.
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Latest in treatment for Hodgkin Lymphoma, Park comments at annual ASH meeting
by Mary Ruth published Jan 13, 2012 last modified Feb 14, 2012 02:54 PM — filed under: , ,
As part of Patient Power® coverage of the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), UNC Lineberger member Steven Park, MD, talks about the latest in treatment for Hodgkin Lymphoma.
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Chase Jones pitches Basebald for the Cure to teams across the country
by Mary Ruth published Jan 13, 2012 last modified Jan 13, 2012 09:54 AM — filed under: ,
When Chase Jones organized Basebald for the Cure, he hit a home run!
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real doctors, real people - Paul Godley
by Mary Ruth published Jan 12, 2012 last modified Nov 06, 2012 02:43 PM — filed under: ,
Whether photographing a child in the streets of Vietnam or consulting with a patient about a diagnosis, Dr. Paul Godley employs his intuition and charming personality to put the person in front of him at ease within a matter of moments.
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Tar Heel 3-point shots benefit UNC Lineberger thanks to Coca-Cola
by Mary Ruth published Jan 12, 2012 last modified Jan 12, 2012 02:07 PM — filed under: ,
Coca-Cola and Tar Heel Athletics team up to help cancer research and treatment.
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UNC scientists collaborate to find first major genetic mutation associated with hereditary prostate cancer risk
by Mary Ruth published Jan 11, 2012 last modified Jan 18, 2012 11:14 AM — filed under: , ,
Chapel Hill - After a 20-year quest to find a genetic driver for prostate cancer that strikes men at younger ages and runs in families, researchers have identified a rare, inherited mutation linked to a significantly higher risk of the disease.
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UNC radiation oncologists co-author Journal of Clinical Oncology editorial on breast cancer radiotherapy and coronary artery stenosis
by Mary Ruth 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 Mary Ruth 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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Technology tackles dieting and exercise, Tate comments
by Mary Ruth published Jan 09, 2012 last modified Jan 09, 2012 03:06 PM — filed under: ,
Deborah Tate, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education and the Department of Nutrition at UNC-Chapel Hill, is quoted in the article "Latest gadgets give diets, workouts a high-tech boost" published in today's issue of The News & Observer.
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