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UNC Hospitals Earns National Recognition for Nursing Excellence

UNC Hospitals Earns National Recognition for Nursing Excellence

by Susan Lucas last modified Mar 30, 2011 02:58 PM

UNC Hospitals is one of 378 facilities in the world, and among only 6 percent of all U.S. hospitals, that have earned Magnet designation.

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UNC-led Team Tests Commonly-Used Antibodies

UNC-led Team Tests Commonly-Used Antibodies

by Susan Lucas last modified Mar 30, 2011 02:46 PM

Resulting Database to Yield Big Gains for Genetic Scientists

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Breast Cancer Genetic Subtyping Licensed for Development

by Susan Lucas last modified Mar 30, 2011 02:20 PM

Technology developed by UNC Lineberger members may lead to diagnostic test

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Your Questions, Our Experts

Your Questions, Our Experts

by Susan Lucas last modified Mar 09, 2011 04:17 PM

An Interview With Oncology Clinical Pharmacist John Valgus, PharmD, BCOP, CPP

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Sole Sisters 11th Exercise Program for Women Recruiting 2011 Participants

by Mary Ruth last modified Mar 29, 2011 02:12 PM

Interested in starting a regular exercise program and supporting a good cause?

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Just in Time for Valentine's Day: UNC Researchers Identify a Gene Critical for Heart Function

Just in Time for Valentine's Day: UNC Researchers Identify a Gene Critical for Heart Function

by Mary Ruth last modified Mar 09, 2011 04:17 PM

It's a gene called DOT1L, and if you don't have enough of the DOT1L enzyme, you could be at risk for some types of heart disease.

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Startup Companies Address Unsolved Problems

Startup Companies Address Unsolved Problems

by Mary Ruth last modified Mar 09, 2011 04:17 PM

UNC Lineberger members are involved in over 20 active startups.

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Gold, Henry Family Featured on WRAL

by Mary Ruth last modified Mar 09, 2011 04:18 PM

The Henry family shares the story of brothers Collin and Patrick, both diagnosed with cancer and receiving care at the N.C. Cancer Hospital.

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Anders, Hoadley are First Recipients of New Brain Tumor Research Award

Anders, Hoadley are First Recipients of New Brain Tumor Research Award

by Mary Ruth last modified Mar 09, 2011 04:18 PM

Anders was chosen for her work on breast cancer brain metastases. Hoadley was selected for her contributions to the analysis of glioblastomas.

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Bernard, Palliative Care Team Highlighted in University Gazette

by Mary Ruth last modified Mar 29, 2011 01:52 PM

The article discusses Bernard’s work with the UNC Palliative Care Program and the Supportive Care Consult Service and Clinic.

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Goldberg Cited in USA Today

by Mary Ruth last modified Mar 29, 2011 01:49 PM

Richard Goldberg, MD is physician-in-chief of the N.C. Cancer Hospital and UNC Lineberger associate director of clinical research.

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FDA Restrictions on Outdoor Cigarette Ads Near Schools May Hurt Business Less than Industry Says

FDA Restrictions on Outdoor Cigarette Ads Near Schools May Hurt Business Less than Industry Says

by Mary Ruth last modified Mar 09, 2011 04:19 PM

When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed new rules restricting outdoor tobacco advertising near schools and playgrounds in 2009, the tobacco industry argued that such rules would lead to a near complete ban on tobacco advertising in urban areas. An article in the March 2011 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine shows that the effect of these rules would be less severe on businesses than the industry contends.

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Congratulations to UNC's Top Cancer Docs!

Congratulations to UNC's Top Cancer Docs!

by Mary Ruth last modified Mar 09, 2011 04:19 PM

Sixty physicians at the University of North Carolina Hospitals are listed in the latest version of “America’s Top Doctors,” a compilation that is published annually by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. Of those, 32 are members of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center or involved in UNC Cancer Care’s multidisciplinary programs.

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E-Cigarette Study Featured on Time Magazine Website

by Mary Ruth last modified Mar 09, 2011 04:19 PM

UNC Lineberger member Kurt Ribisl, PhD, was part of the study's research team.

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Weili Lin, PhD Appointed Director, UNC Biomedical Research Imaging Center

Weili Lin, PhD Appointed Director, UNC Biomedical Research Imaging Center

by Mary Ruth last modified Mar 09, 2011 04:19 PM

Weili Lin, PhD, has been appointed Director of the UNC Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC).

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Promise of Genomics Research Needs a Realistic View

Promise of Genomics Research Needs a Realistic View

by Mary Ruth last modified Mar 09, 2011 04:20 PM

James P. Evans, MD, PhD is lead author of a commentary about the potential of genomic medicine.

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UNC Spinoff Wins Gates Backing for Vaccine, Nanomedicine Work

UNC Spinoff Wins Gates Backing for Vaccine, Nanomedicine Work

by Mary Ruth last modified Mar 14, 2011 01:01 PM

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - A Triangle-based UNC spinoff company at the forefront of efforts to use nanotechnology to tackle diseases has received a $10 million investment from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Cancer Pharmacology Expert Joins UNC Personalized-Medicine Institute

Cancer Pharmacology Expert Joins UNC Personalized-Medicine Institute

by Mary Ruth last modified Mar 14, 2011 01:03 PM

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Federico Innocenti, MD, PhD, has been appointed associate professor of pharmacy in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. He will serve as associate director of the UNC Institute for Pharmacogenomics and Individualized Therapy and a member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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UNC Reaches Out to Stylists for Early Cancer Detection

by Mary Ruth last modified Mar 14, 2011 01:08 PM

C.A.R.E. Behind the Chair® program scheduled for May9

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UNC Study Finds Oral Tongue Cancer Increasing in Young, White Females

UNC Study Finds Oral Tongue Cancer Increasing in Young, White Females

by Mary Ruth last modified Mar 14, 2011 01:11 PM

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - A UNC study released this week in the Journal of Clinical Oncology finds an increasing incidence of squamous cell carcinoma of the oral tongue in young white females in the United States over the last three decades.

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Carey Discusses Treatment for Triple-Negative and Basal-Cell Breast Cancers

Carey Discusses Treatment for Triple-Negative and Basal-Cell Breast Cancers

by Mary Ruth last modified Mar 14, 2011 01:14 PM

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The article "Next Generation Treatment for Triple-Negative and Basal-Cell Breast Cancer" written by Jonathan Batchelor and published on the website cancernetwork.com on March 9, 2011 features an interview with UNC Lineberger member Lisa Carey, MD.

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Website Serves as New Tool for Colon Cancer Patients, Goldberg Featured

Website Serves as New Tool for Colon Cancer Patients, Goldberg Featured

by Mary Ruth last modified Mar 14, 2011 01:17 PM

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - My Colon Cancer Coach, a new website that launched this week, serves as a tool to help people diagnosed with colon cancer.

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Oncology Nurses Present Grand Rounds: Beyond the Diagnosis

Oncology Nurses Present Grand Rounds: Beyond the Diagnosis

by Mary Ruth last modified Mar 14, 2011 01:22 PM

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - On Friday, March 11, a group of nurses gathered for a UNC Health Care Grand Rounds presentation by Jerome Schiro, RN, MN, OCN, Pat Decator, RN, BSN, OCN, and Amy De Pue, RN, BS, OCN.

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UNC Physician-Scientist Receives Grant to Study Breast Cancer Brain Metastases

UNC Physician-Scientist Receives Grant to Study Breast Cancer Brain Metastases

by Mary Ruth last modified Mar 28, 2011 01:29 PM

Prestigious Breast Cancer Research Foundation-AACR Grant funds preclinical studies

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Testimony of James P. Evans MD, PhD

by Mary Ruth last modified Mar 31, 2011 04:23 PM

Hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, July 20, 2010

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Tet Further Revealed! Studies Track Protein Relevant to Stem Cells, Cancer

Tet Further Revealed! Studies Track Protein Relevant to Stem Cells, Cancer

by Susan Lucas last modified Apr 08, 2011 02:15 PM

"Tet is likely to be one of the important players for stem cell reprogramming."

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UNC study helps clarify link between high-fat diet and type 2 diabetes

UNC study helps clarify link between high-fat diet and type 2 diabetes

by Mary Ruth last modified Apr 14, 2011 10:50 AM

New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine adds clarity to the connection. The study published on-line April 10th in the journal Nature Immunology finds that saturated fatty acids but not the unsaturated type can activate immune cells to produce an inflammatory protein, called interleukin-1beta.

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UNC-Mission Cancer Partnership Welcomes New Personnel

UNC-Mission Cancer Partnership Welcomes New Personnel

by Mary Ruth last modified May 09, 2011 09:30 AM

The UNC-Mission Hospital Cancer Partnership, part of the UNC Cancer Network, welcomes Candace Cox, RN, OCN, to the program staff.

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UNC Scientist Receives Grant to Address Lung Cancer Disparities

UNC Scientist Receives Grant to Address Lung Cancer Disparities

by Mary Ruth last modified May 09, 2011 09:13 AM

Chapel Hill, NC - Samuel Cykert, MD, has received a $1.8 million five-year grant from the American Cancer Society (ACS) to study “Lung Cancer Surgery: Decisions Against Life Saving Care.”

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Normal stem cells made to look and act like cancer stem cells

Normal stem cells made to look and act like cancer stem cells

by Mary Ruth last modified May 09, 2011 09:14 AM

CHAPEL HILL – Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, after isolating normal stem cells that form the developing placenta, have given them the same properties of stem cells associated with an aggressive type of breast cancer.

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Two UNC Lineberger Physician-Scientists Selected ELAM Fellows

Two UNC Lineberger Physician-Scientists Selected ELAM Fellows

by Mary Ruth last modified May 09, 2011 01:10 PM

Prestigious Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program builds pipeline of women leaders

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Study in roundworm chromosomes may offer new clues to tumor genome development

Study in roundworm chromosomes may offer new clues to tumor genome development

by Mary Ruth last modified Apr 12, 2013 04:14 PM

A study of DNA rearrangements in roundworm chromosomes may offer new insight into large-scale genome duplications that occur in developing tumors.

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UNC Lineberger Holds 35th Annual Scientific Symposium

by Mary Ruth last modified May 11, 2011 11:09 AM

The 35th annual UNC Lineberger scientific symposium attracted more than 530 participants. Held at the Friday Center on April 27-28, 2011, the event featured speakers on "Cell Metabolism and Cancer."

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Sartor Featured on Here's to Your Health

Sartor Featured on Here's to Your Health

by Mary Ruth last modified May 12, 2011 09:38 AM

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Dr. Carolyn Sartor discussed the “New Life After Cancer” organization on the April 28, 2011 broadcast of Here's to Your Health. Dr. Sartor is a breast cancer survivor and former Chair of Radiation Oncology at UNC.

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Goldberg Appointed to Chair 2012 Steering Committee

Goldberg Appointed to Chair 2012 Steering Committee

by Mary Ruth last modified May 17, 2011 04:15 PM

Richard Goldberg, MD, distinguished professor and chief of the division of hematology/oncology, has been appointed to chair the 2012 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium Steering Committee on behalf of the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

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Cell rigidity linked to activity in proteins associated with cancer

Cell rigidity linked to activity in proteins associated with cancer

by Mary Ruth last modified May 17, 2011 04:14 PM

Innovative collaboration between physics and cell biology demonstrates pathway

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UNC breast cancer program recognized as national model

UNC breast cancer program recognized as national model

by Mary Ruth last modified May 19, 2011 01:43 PM

A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study has joined the ranks of an elite group of programs recognized for their contributions to reducing cancer.

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UNC study examines NC cancer patient emergency department visits

UNC study examines NC cancer patient emergency department visits

by Mary Ruth last modified May 23, 2011 10:32 AM

Chapel Hill - When cancer patients experience medical problems, they may visit emergency departments, but how often and for what reasons, there is little data.

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