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Single fatherhood due to cancer, UNC faculty offer support

Single fatherhood due to cancer, UNC faculty offer support

by Mary Ruth last modified Aug 15, 2011 10:53 AM

Cancer is a leading cause of widowed fatherhood in the United States. Faculty with UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Comprehensive Cancer Support Program authored a commentary titled “Single Fatherhood Due to Cancer” in the August issue of the journal Psycho-Oncology outlining challenges these fathers face and future directions to develop supportive interventions for them and their children.

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Breaking down blood clots, Moll quoted

Breaking down blood clots, Moll quoted

by Mary Ruth last modified Aug 11, 2011 02:34 PM

Stephan Moll, MD, is quoted in an article titled "Blood Clots Pose Threat to All of Us," published today on Fox Business' website.

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Welcome the 2011 radiation oncology residents

Welcome the 2011 radiation oncology residents

by Mary Ruth last modified Aug 11, 2011 09:20 AM

Six new residents have begun their training with the UNC Department of Radiation Oncology.

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Rapid rise of robotic surgery in treating cancer, Stitzenberg quoted

Rapid rise of robotic surgery in treating cancer, Stitzenberg quoted

by Mary Ruth last modified Aug 19, 2011 03:25 PM

Karyn Stitzenberg, MD, MPH, is quoted in an article titled "Tracking the Rise of Robotic Surgery for Prostate Cancer" published in the August 9, 2011 issue of the NCI Cancer Bulletin.

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Whitehurst stands up to cancer through research

Whitehurst stands up to cancer through research

by Mary Ruth last modified Aug 16, 2011 03:35 PM

Angelique Whitehurst, PhD, and her Stand Up to Cancer research grant were featured in an article in the August 2011 issue of Nature Medicine.

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Campbell sees cancer as a team sport

Campbell sees cancer as a team sport

by Mary Ruth last modified Aug 09, 2011 01:07 PM

Marci Campbell, PhD, MPH, RD, authored a guest editorial titled "Cancer is a Team Sport" for the August 2011 issue of the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing.

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Lifetime Televison looks at colon cancer, talks with Dr. Richard Goldberg

Lifetime Televison looks at colon cancer, talks with Dr. Richard Goldberg

by Mary Ruth last modified Aug 12, 2011 02:49 PM

Richard Goldberg, MD, physician-in-chief of the N.C. Cancer Hospital, talks with Kristy Villa, one of the hosts of Lifetime Television’s “The Balancing Act" about colon cancer.

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Lisa Carey, MD, appointed Preyer Distinguished Professor in Breast Cancer Research

Lisa Carey, MD, appointed Preyer Distinguished Professor in Breast Cancer Research

by Mary Ruth last modified Aug 05, 2011 11:17 AM

Chapel Hill, NC – Lisa A. Carey, MD, Professor of Medicine, Medical Director of the UNC Breast Center and Associate Director for Clinical Research at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center has been appointed The Richardson and Marilyn Jacobs Preyer Distinguished Professor in Breast Cancer Research.

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UNC,  NC community colleges partner to prevent cancer

UNC, NC community colleges partner to prevent cancer

by Mary Ruth last modified Aug 04, 2011 11:49 AM

Project will assess needs and work to accelerate adoption of evidence-based cancer prevention interventions

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Hikers Say Hello to Home

Hikers Say Hello to Home

by Mary Ruth last modified Aug 01, 2011 01:50 PM

From Pamplona to Portomarin, from Sarria to Santiago, from Fromista to Fisterra, a group from Chapel Hill covered a lot of ground this summer, literally.

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“Corona Cares” program to benefit N.C. Cancer Hospital Kicks Off August 1

by Mary Ruth last modified Aug 01, 2011 11:17 AM

RALEIGH, NC – Crown Imports announced today that the highly successful “Corona Cares” charitable donation program in North Carolina will kick off on August 1 to benefit patients and families at the N.C. Cancer Hospital.

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Male circumcision lowers prevalence of penile precancerous lesions among African men, UNC study finds

Male circumcision lowers prevalence of penile precancerous lesions among African men, UNC study finds

by Mary Ruth last modified Jul 28, 2011 09:05 AM

Chapel Hill - A University of North Carolina-led international study shows that among Kenyan men, circumcision is associated with a lower prevalence of human papillomavirus-associated precancerous lesions of the penis.

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Band rocks out to raise awareness about gynecologic cancers

Band rocks out to raise awareness about gynecologic cancers

by Mary Ruth last modified Jul 26, 2011 03:43 PM

The article "Oncologists by day, rock stars by night” written by Rachel Saslow and published in The Washington Post on July 25, 2011 features the band, N.E.D (which stands for “No Evidence of Disease”).

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Remembering a bright light, shining light on ovarian cancer awareness

by Mary Ruth last modified Nov 08, 2012 03:52 PM

When Emily Bright was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 23, she decided to get off the couch and started running. Never much of an athlete before, she eventually built up the strength to run not one, but two, half marathons!

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Jacobson receives award for his contributions to the field of fluorescence

Jacobson receives award for his contributions to the field of fluorescence

by Mary Ruth last modified Jul 25, 2011 04:09 PM

Ken Jacobson, PhD, Kenan Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology in the UNC School of Medicine, received the Gregorio Weber Award for Excellence in Fluorescence Theory and Applications at the annual meeting of the Biophysical Society in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Taking a look at telemedicine: program director talks about how it’s helping to fulfill UNC Lineberger’s mission

Taking a look at telemedicine: program director talks about how it’s helping to fulfill UNC Lineberger’s mission

by Mary Ruth last modified Jul 22, 2011 11:06 AM

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The article "Telemedicine: Know why you're doing it " published online July 21, 2011 in Cardiovascular Business highlights the use of telemedicine at the N.C. Cancer Hospital.

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UNC researchers identify seventh and eighth bases of DNA

UNC researchers identify seventh and eighth bases of DNA

by Mary Ruth last modified Jul 21, 2011 02:08 PM

CHAPEL HILL – For decades, scientists have known that DNA consists of four basic units – adenine, guanine, thymine and cytosine. Those four bases have been taught in science textbooks and have formed the basis of the growing knowledge regarding how genes code for life. Yet in recent history, scientists have expanded that list from four to six.

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UNC Scientists Create "Excellent" Probe to Study Gene-Controlling Proteins

UNC Scientists Create "Excellent" Probe to Study Gene-Controlling Proteins

by Mary Ruth last modified Jul 20, 2011 09:52 AM

Collaboration between University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Canadian scientists has resulted in a molecular probe capable of specifically targeting two proteins that affect a wide range of biological functions in humans by controlling the expression of certain genes.

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UNC study looks at dose levels of the breast cancer drug, tamoxifen

UNC study looks at dose levels of the breast cancer drug, tamoxifen

by Mary Ruth last modified Jul 19, 2011 01:54 PM

Using a patient’s genetic information can be successfully used to manage the drug concentrations of tamoxifen, a drug used to treat and prevent breast cancer.

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