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Study identifies most persuasive messages for parents considering HPV vaccine

Study identifies most persuasive messages for parents considering HPV vaccine

Among parents who reported that they were disinclined to vaccinate, UNC Lineberger researchers found in a recent study that the most convincing messages about the HPV vaccine were those that focused on the parent’s role in preventing the child from getting HPV-related cancers and those that emphasized their role in whether their child becomes infected with HPV.

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Particular HPV strain linked to improved prognosis for throat cancer

Particular HPV strain linked to improved prognosis for throat cancer

In an analysis of survival data for a population of patients with a particular type of head and neck cancer, UNC Lineberger researchers confirmed that a particular strain of HPV, a virus linked to multiple cancers, resulted in better overall survival for patients with oropharyngeal cancer than patients with other strains of the virus.

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UNC Lineberger faculty, trainees advocate for federal support for research

UNC Lineberger faculty, trainees advocate for federal support for research

American Association for Cancer Research, which is advocating for a $2 billion increase to the National Institutes of Health budget, expects more than 300 scientists, health professionals and patient advocates to be at this year’s Rally for Medical Research in Washington, D.C.

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Hyundai Hope On Wheels aims to spur innovation in childhood cancer research

Hyundai Hope On Wheels aims to spur innovation in childhood cancer research

Barbara Savoldo, MD, PhD, will use the $250,000 Hyundai Scholar Grant to help fund her research of a new generation chimeric antigen receptor-based cell therapy for neuroblastoma.

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