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Targeting melanoma, lymphoma: Study finds investigational compound active against cancer driven by genetic mutation

Targeting melanoma, lymphoma: Study finds investigational compound active against cancer driven by genetic mutation

Norman Sharpless, MD, and colleagues reported in Nature Medicine findings from a preclinical study that demonstrated that a potential new drug effectively targeted a genetic mutation linked to melanoma and the most common form of lymphoma.

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Zeidner raises awareness for bone marrow donor needs with Superior Court Judge Fox

Zeidner raises awareness for bone marrow donor needs with Superior Court Judge Fox

Superior Court Judge Carl Fox hosted a “UNC Heroes” fundraising event for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society on Sunday, April 24 in Carrboro, NC. Judge Fox was appointed as the first black District Attorney in North Carolina in 1984 and became Senior Superior Court Judge in 2005. He was diagnosed in 2015 with a type of blood cancer called myelodysplastic syndrome.

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Costs for orally-administered cancer drugs skyrocket

Costs for orally-administered cancer drugs skyrocket

A study, authored by UNC Lineberger member Stacie Dusetzina, PhD, found that oral cancer drugs introduced in 2014 were, on average, six times more expensive than those introduced in the year 2000. The findings, published in JAMA Oncology, raised concerns as patients may increasingly take on the cost burden of those increases.

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‘Moonshot to Malawi’ outlines global cancer disparities

‘Moonshot to Malawi’ outlines global cancer disparities

UNC Lineberger member Satish Gopal, MD, MPH, has called for a commitment to contribute resources and energy to control cancer in less-resourced countries where there are significant gaps in cancer awareness, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

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N.C. Cancer Hospital Mammography receives $250,000 gift

N.C. Cancer Hospital Mammography receives $250,000 gift

More than 70 friends and loved ones of Dr. Minhthu Nguyen gathered at the N.C. Cancer Hospital on Friday, April 22 to celebrate her life and to participate in the dedication of the hospital’s Mammography Reception Area in her honor. Nguyen, a local dentist, passed away on September 8, 2015, following her courageous four-year battle against breast cancer.

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Burridge elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Burridge elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

UNC Lineberger member, UNC School of Medicine professor and basic scientist Keith Burridge has conducted seminal research on the basic building blocks of cells for four decades.

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