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Researchers use genetics to probe immune system’s role in fighting cancer

Researchers use genetics to probe immune system’s role in fighting cancer

Findings published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute show that immune cells do not respond the same way to all tumor types. The study, led by UNC Lineberger researcher Benjamin Vincent, MD, could lay the foundation for the discovery of biomarkers to determine which patients might respond to certain immune-stimulating cancer treatments.

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Majority of parents support HPV vaccination requirements for school, but only with opt-outs

Majority of parents support HPV vaccination requirements for school, but only with opt-outs

A national survey found that parents were more likely to agree that laws requiring students to be vaccinated against HPV for school entry are a “good idea” when there is an opt-out clause.

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Sharpless elected to Association of American Cancer Institutes’ Board

Sharpless elected to Association of American Cancer Institutes’ Board

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Director Norman E. Sharpless, MD, has won election to the Association of American Cancer Institutes’ Board of Directors.

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On the hunt for genetic clues to breast cancers that spread to the brain

On the hunt for genetic clues to breast cancers that spread to the brain

UNC Lineberger researcher Carey Anders, MD, wants to understand why some breast cancers metastasize to the brain, and what drives them. She recently was awarded a three-year, $450,000 grant to study genetic features of breast cancer brain metastases to try to answer those questions.

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