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UNC Lineberger’s Matt Foster, MD, vies for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man of the Year title

by Jeanne Lanese Riek (jriek) last modified Apr 22, 2014 03:45 PM

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man & Woman of the Year (MWOY) campaign is a national fundraising competition in which participants vie for the title of Man or Woman of the Year. They raise funds for blood cancer research in honor of local children who are blood cancer survivors. The titles are awarded to the men and women who raise the most funds during the campaign in their communities. The top local fundraisers in the country also win the national titles.

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Solving Cancer’s Secrets: 5 Questions with Dr. Chuck Perou

by UNC Health Care Newsroom last modified Apr 21, 2014 01:27 PM

Five questions for Chuck Perou, PhD, a UNC geneticist on the hunt for better treatments for the most deadly form of breast cancer

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UNC researchers develop insights into protein linked to cell movement

by William Shawn Davis (wishda) last modified Apr 17, 2014 06:59 PM

Cell movement plays an important role in a host of biological functions from embryonic development to repairing wounded tissue. It also enables cancer cells to break free from their sites of origin and migrate throughout the body.

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Mayer Receives Funds to Implement Survivorship Care Plans

Mayer Receives Funds to Implement Survivorship Care Plans

by Meagen Voss (vossm) last modified Apr 17, 2014 04:06 PM

UNC Lineberger member Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN, was awarded $50,000 in funding through the UNC School of Medicine’s Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement seed grant program for her proposal “Implementing Survivorship Care Plans.”

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Local teen raises funds for UNC Lineberger with “Monday after the Masters” golf tournament

by Ms Kaylon Kirk (kirkkm) last modified Apr 17, 2014 02:53 PM

High school senior Evan Norfleet organized a memorial golf tournament in memory of his grandfather, Dr. Edward A. Norfleet. Funds raised will go to UNC Lineberger to fund pancreatic cancer research.

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Andrew Tucker: Building a Better Image

by UNC Health Care News last modified Apr 14, 2014 04:22 PM

Andrew Tucker, PhD, used his graduate experience at UNC to help build a new kind of mammographic imaging machine now in use in a clinical trial at the North Carolina Cancer Hospital.

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Pope Foundation gives $1.3 million to UNC Lineberger to fight cancer

by Katy A Jones (kajones2) last modified Apr 21, 2014 12:44 PM

The John William Pope Foundation has made a $1.3 million gift to UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to fund cancer research and treatment.

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Johnson joins ‘Dream Team’ of scientists  collaborating on rare pediatric cancer

Johnson joins ‘Dream Team’ of scientists collaborating on rare pediatric cancer

by Katy A Jones (kajones2) last modified Apr 11, 2014 09:57 AM

UNC Lineberger member Gary Johnson, PhD, professor and chair of the UNC Department of Pharmacology, has been tapped to join Synodos, a team of scientists working together to defeat the rare genetic disorder neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2). A first-of-its-kind NF research collaboration, Synodos has brought together centers of excellence from institutions across the country. Johnson will be just one of 12 academic researchers in the collaboration.

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Join the Walk for Bladder Cancer on May 3, 2014 in Hillsborough

by Jeanne Lanese Riek (jriek) last modified Apr 15, 2014 04:11 PM

Please join Team Lineberger for the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) annual walk to raise awareness about bladder cancer on May 3, 2014 in Hillsborough, NC.

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Studies examine the role of physical force on cells

by William Shawn Davis (wishda) last modified Apr 09, 2014 12:53 PM

The push and pull of physical force can cause profound changes in the behavior of a cell. Two studies from researchers working at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center reveal how cells respond to mechanical manipulation.

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UNC Lineberger to be involved in first research challenge using Project Data Sphere Initiative, a new data sharing platform launched by CEO Roundtable on Cancer

UNC Lineberger to be involved in first research challenge using Project Data Sphere Initiative, a new data sharing platform launched by CEO Roundtable on Cancer

by Katy A Jones (kajones2) last modified Apr 08, 2014 09:46 AM

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center has contributed to the development of the first national “research challenge” involving the newly launched Project Data Sphere, LLC (PDS), an independent not-for-profit initiative of the CEO Roundtable on Cancer’s Life Sciences Consortium (LSC).

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Evans and Perou featured in Science Magazine article on breast cancer genes

by William Shawn Davis (wishda) last modified Apr 07, 2014 03:37 PM

Science Magazine interviewed UNC Lineberger members Charles Perou, PhD, and James Evans, MD, PhD, for a special feature on “The ‘Other’ Breast Cancer Genes.”

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Grant will fund research into role of cancer-related genes

Grant will fund research into role of cancer-related genes

by Ms Kaylon Kirk (kirkkm) last modified Apr 07, 2014 11:29 AM

Researchers at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center will investigate the role of proteins linked both to human sexual reproduction and cancer tumor formation thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

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UNC Lineberger members to share expertise at 2014 AACR Annual Meeting

by William Shawn Davis (wishda) last modified Apr 04, 2014 12:33 PM

Members of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center will share their research and expertise at the 105th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) on April 5 to 9 in San Diego, Calif. The event will host more than 18,000 researchers, patient advocates and other professionals in the cancer field to share the year’s foremost basic science, translational and clinical advances.

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UNC researchers show cancer chemotherapy accelerates ‘molecular aging’

UNC researchers show cancer chemotherapy accelerates ‘molecular aging’

by William Shawn Davis (wishda) last modified Apr 04, 2014 12:06 PM

Physicians have long suspected that chemotherapy can accelerate the aging process in patients treated for cancer. Using a test developed at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to determine molecular aging, UNC oncologists have directly measured the impact of anti-cancer chemotherapy drugs on biological aging.

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Opening of Marsico Hall marks major step for cancer research at UNC

by Katy A Jones (kajones2) last modified Apr 08, 2014 11:17 AM

UNC Lineberger helped celebrate the opening of Marsico Hall today, the newest research building to house an impressive array of programs, including several affiliated with the cancer center.

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UNC to celebrate dedication of Marsico Hall March 27

by Ms Kaylon Kirk (kirkkm) last modified Apr 03, 2014 11:23 AM

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will dedicate Marsico Hall (formerly called the IRB building or the BRIC building) at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27. The event will also begin streaming live online once the ceremony has begun.

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UNC scientists reveal how cells destroy RNA, a key piece in understanding disease

UNC scientists reveal how cells destroy RNA, a key piece in understanding disease

by William Shawn Davis (wishda) last modified Mar 24, 2014 11:13 AM

RNA encodes the proteins that play a key role in cellular reproduction, but the manner in which cells regulate its removal once these proteins are synthesized remains a mystery. One piece of this mystery has been solved as researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who have identified the steps by which a cell removes RNA from the cytoplasm.

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MBCN to hold annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference with UNC Lineberger in September

by MBCN Buzz last modified Apr 01, 2014 05:12 PM

The Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN) is pleased to announce it will hold its 8th Annual National Conference September 19-21, 2014 in conjunction with the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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Olshan named Hulka Distinguished Professor

Olshan named Hulka Distinguished Professor

by Ms Kaylon Kirk (kirkkm) last modified Mar 19, 2014 02:28 PM

Andrew Olshan, PhD, professor and chair of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology and UNC Lineberger associate director for population sciences, has been named the Barbara Sorenson Hulka Distinguished Professor of Cancer Epidemiology, effective March 1.

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