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Blues singer back on stage after chemo took his voice

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified Oct 31, 2013 04:40 PM

WRAL features Bill McCulloch, known as Windy City Slim, a blues singer who learned to reclaim his voice after treatment from head and neck cancer caused his vocal muscles to atrophy.

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Su awarded NIH grant to develop immune therapies for hepatitis B

Su awarded NIH grant to develop immune therapies for hepatitis B

by William Shawn Davis (wishda) last modified Jul 19, 2013 09:00 AM

The National Institute of Health has awarded University of North Carolina researcher Lishan Su, PhD, with a $2 million four-year R01 grant to investigate using a novel immune therapy to treat chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection.

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UNC medical student presents breast cancer risk calculator at ASCO 2013

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified Jul 18, 2013 02:34 PM

Jahan Mohiuddin developed a tool to determine a patient’s risk of breast cancer relapse.

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Baldwin discusses the role of NF-κB in cancer at OncLive

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified Oct 31, 2013 04:40 PM

Albert Baldwin, PhD, Professor of Biology and Associate Director of Basic Research at UNC Lineberger discusses the regulation and biological functions of NF-κB in cancer at OncLive.

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Lamberth and Shirley Mitchell: Losing Teeth, but Keeping Spirit and Faith

by Elizabeth Swaringen for UNC Health Care last modified Nov 11, 2013 11:17 AM

A 65-year-old Person County man is successfully treated for a rare head and neck cancer, but the treatment side effects damaged his teeth and gums. He may have lost his pearly whites, but not his spirit or his faith.

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UNC Lineberger announces Marci Kramish Campbell Dissertation Award recipients

by William Shawn Davis (wishda) last modified Jul 22, 2013 04:38 PM

Shellie Ellis, MA, and Shelley Golden, PhD, of the Gillings School of Global Public Health are the 2013 recipients of the Marci Kramish Campbell Dissertation Award, a competitive $5,000 award to recognize excellence in dissertation research focused on cancer and the population sciences.

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RNA Diagnostic Test from Paraffin Improves Lung Cancer Diagnosis Over Routine Microscopic Evaluation Alone

by William Shawn Davis (wishda) last modified Jul 16, 2013 09:17 AM

Knowing what type of lung cancer a patient has is critical to determine which drug will work best and which therapies are safest in the era of personalized medicine. Key to making that judgment is an adequate tumor specimen for the pathologist to determine the tumor’s histology, a molecular description of a tumor based on the appearance of cells under a microscope. But not all specimens are perfect, and are sometimes so complex that a definitive diagnosis presents a challenge.

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Wheeler wins ACS grant to study racial disparities in breast cancer outcomes

Wheeler wins ACS grant to study racial disparities in breast cancer outcomes

by William Shawn Davis (wishda) last modified Jul 16, 2013 09:19 AM

Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, assistant professor of health policy and management at Gillings School of Global Public Health, will receive $727,000 over five years through an American Cancer Society Mentored Research Scholar Grant.

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Basch - National standards to evaluate health care quality based on how patients feel

Basch - National standards to evaluate health care quality based on how patients feel

by William Shawn Davis (wishda) last modified Jul 11, 2013 02:45 PM

National quality assessment programs usually measure and reward practices based on improving clinical processes such as re-hospitalization or infection rates. While this type of information is important and useful to clinicians, it doesn’t always take into account what is most important to the patient and families of the patient receiving care, such as the management of long-term symptoms or ability to conduct daily activities.

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Outdated practice of annual cervical cancer screenings may cause more harm than good

by William Shawn Davis (wishda) last modified Jul 10, 2013 08:54 AM

For decades, women between the ages of 21 and 69 were advised to get annual screening exams for cervical cancer. In 2009, however, accumulating scientific evidence led major guideline groups to agree on a new recommendation that women be screened less frequently: every three years rather than annually.

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Factors Influencing Delay in Breast Cancer Treatment Differ For African-American and White Women

by William Shawn Davis (wishda) last modified Jul 10, 2013 08:55 AM

Different factors influence delay between diagnosis and first course of treatment for breast cancer for African-American and White women.

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Remembering Dr. Keith Amos

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified Jul 29, 2013 09:03 AM

UNC has lost a dear colleague. Dr. Keith Amos died suddenly in Edinburgh, Scotland, while on a Dr. Claude Organ, Jr., Travel Award from the American College of Surgeons. We all hold in our thoughts his wife, Ahaji, and their three young daughters.

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Baldwin Receives Continued Support from Waxman Cancer Research Foundation

Baldwin Receives Continued Support from Waxman Cancer Research Foundation

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified Jul 08, 2013 02:29 PM

Albert Baldwin, PhD, William Rand Kenan Professor of Biology and associate director of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, has received a one-year continuation grant from the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation.

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Cancer drug labels missing key information about patients’ symptoms

Cancer drug labels missing key information about patients’ symptoms

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified Sep 04, 2013 11:22 AM

For patients facing treatment for cancer, it is essential to understand how their symptoms will be affected. Symptoms like pain, fatigue, or nausea can result from the cancer, or from treatment side effects. The best way to collect this information is from patients themselves in research studies. But almost no drug labels in the U.S. include this information. As a result, incomplete information is available to patients and clinicians to help with treatment decisions.

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Nurse Coordinators visit Good Morning America

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified Jul 05, 2013 01:21 PM

Nurse Coordinators for the UNC Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Program show their support for Good Morning America anchor, Robin Roberts.

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Blue Ribbon Partners are celebrated for their contributions to UNC Lineberger

Blue Ribbon Partners are celebrated for their contributions to UNC Lineberger

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified Jul 03, 2013 12:46 PM

Blue Ribbon Partners, a new society to honor groups who have organized community events to support UNC Lineberger, were celebrated at a reception and ceremony at the cancer center on June 26, 2013. These elite fundraising teams have hosted events ̶ ranging from golf tournaments and cocktail receptions to charity runs and BBQ lunches ̶ for three or more years, raising at least $25,000 during that time.

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DeSimone - Research collaboration further customizes novel nanoparticles

by William Shawn Davis (wishda) last modified Jul 02, 2013 12:18 PM

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and MIT have combined two novel technologies to create specialized versions of tiny, coated nanoparticles. Through the use of a special coating technique, the researchers were further able to customize highly reproducible nanoparticles made using the PRINT platform created at UNC, which enables scientists to manufacture particles in a near-infinite array of shapes, sizes and material compositions. The combination of these unique technologies may result in developing more effective medicines, efficient electronics and technological advances in many other fields.

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Murine study predicts cancer drug responsiveness in human tumors

by William Shawn Davis (wishda) last modified Jul 03, 2013 05:13 PM

It’s a GEMM of a system. Genetically engineered mouse models that is. Using them allows scientists to study cancer in a way that more naturally mimics how human tumors exist within the complex environment of the body.

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Yeh and Johnson awarded Lustgarten Foundation grant for pancreatic cancer

Yeh and Johnson awarded Lustgarten Foundation grant for pancreatic cancer

by William Shawn Davis (wishda) last modified Jun 28, 2013 12:37 PM

Jen Jen Yeh, MD, and Gary Johnson, PhD, were awarded a $326,708.00 grant from the Lustgarten Foundation for a one-year pilot study to investigate the kinome landscape of pancreatic cancer.

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Human and canine lymphomas share molecular similarities, first large-scale comparison shows

by William Shawn Davis (wishda) last modified Jun 26, 2013 09:07 AM

Humans and their pet dogs are close, so close that they both develop a type of cancer called diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. In humans it’s the most common lymphoma subtype while in dogs, it’s one of the most common cancers in veterinary oncology.

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