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Molecular delivery truck serves gene therapy cocktail

Molecular delivery truck serves gene therapy cocktail

by Mary Ruth last modified Aug 15, 2011 04:39 PM

CHAPEL HILL, NC – In a kind of molecular gymnastics, scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have devised a gene therapy cocktail that has the potential to treat some inherited diseases associated with “misfolded” proteins.

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New UNC Cancer Care commercials now airing

by Mary Ruth last modified Sep 07, 2011 03:46 PM

New television ads for UNC Cancer Care are now airing. As we launch the UNC Cancer Care brand, we hope these ads reflect a little bit of what our outstanding clinical care programs are all about. Be sure to look for them on television! The ads can also be viewed below.

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UNC scientist to partner on nanoparticle vaccine for prostate cancer

UNC scientist to partner on nanoparticle vaccine for prostate cancer

by Mary Ruth last modified Aug 15, 2011 09:39 AM

Chapel Hill - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researcher Joseph DeSimone, PhD, will partner with scientists at two universities and a local biotechnology company to develop a nanoparticle vaccine for prostate cancer. The Prostate Cancer Foundation awarded the UNC-Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard-Johns Hopkins-Liquidia Technologies consortium a Challenge Award of $1 million, one of ten such awards funded by the organization.

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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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