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Community physician and researcher partnerships deliver latest care to breast cancer patients

Community physician and researcher partnerships deliver latest care to breast cancer patients

by William Shawn Davis (wishda) last modified Mar 18, 2014 02:08 PM

Cancer patients who receive care from local physicians partnering with the medical research community are as likely to receive innovative treatments compared to patients treated at medical school affiliated hospitals, according to research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Local 5K kicks off Colorectal Cancer Awareness month, raises funds for screening programs

Local 5K kicks off Colorectal Cancer Awareness month, raises funds for screening programs

by Ms Kaylon Kirk (kirkkm) last modified Mar 11, 2014 08:06 PM

Across the country, thousands have taken part in the Colon Cancer Coalition’s initiative called “Get Your Rear In Gear,” a series of 5K races aimed at fighting colon cancer by raising funding to support education, prevention and screening programs. On March 1, supporters gathered in Raleigh, N.C. to kick off Colorectal Cancer Awareness month with their local Get Your Rear in Gear event.

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UNC researchers create new tool to unravel mysteries of metastasis

UNC researchers create new tool to unravel mysteries of metastasis

by Ms Kaylon Kirk (kirkkm) last modified Mar 11, 2014 09:35 AM

The lab of Klaus Hahn, PhD, developed a new technique to help scientists map the interactions between the proteins at the heart of many diseases.

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Groesbeck Parham receives humanitarianism and volunteerism award

Groesbeck Parham receives humanitarianism and volunteerism award

by Ms Kaylon Kirk (kirkkm) last modified Mar 10, 2014 02:15 PM

Parham is being recognized by the Society for Gynecologic Oncology for his work on cervical cancer and selfless dedication to improving the lives of women in Zambia.

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Beth Knight: Inside Our Cellular Invaders

Beth Knight: Inside Our Cellular Invaders

by UNC Medical Center News Office last modified Mar 10, 2014 08:55 AM

Beth Knight found out what transpires inside cells involved in medulloblastoma - a type of brain cancer - and what role a particular protein plays in tumor development.

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Heels of Hope program trains lay navigators to support patients at N.C. Cancer Hospital

Heels of Hope program trains lay navigators to support patients at N.C. Cancer Hospital

by Jeanne Lanese Riek (jriek) last modified Mar 06, 2014 03:20 PM

The program prepares volunteers to provide patients and their families with practical and emotional guidance as they receive treatment.

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Endeavors - Chasing Pac-Man

Endeavors - Chasing Pac-Man

by Amanda Keener last modified Mar 10, 2014 09:49 AM

Two UNC researchers design a biological test to individualize chemotherapy.

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Weiss teams up with GRACE to offer free webinar for late stage oropharynx cancer patients

by Katy Jones last modified Feb 27, 2014 08:33 AM

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member Jared Weiss, MD is teaming up with the cancer advocacy organization Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education (GRACE) to offer a free webinar

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UNC Lineberger members make major contribution to President’s Cancer Panel report on HPV vaccination

by William Davis last modified Mar 02, 2014 07:51 PM

Members of the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center played a major role in developing the recommendations in a President’s Cancer Panel (PCP) report urging a widespread public campaign to increase the rate of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination.

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Baron aspirin research profiled in the Boston Globe

Baron aspirin research profiled in the Boston Globe

by William Shawn Davis (wishda) last modified Feb 24, 2014 11:54 AM

The work of UNC School of Medicine Professor and Lineberger member John Baron, MD, is featured in an article titled "Can aspiring fight cancer?" The article provides an overview of recent studies that suggest regular doses of aspirin can help prevent some types of cancer.

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UNC Lineberger faculty headline AACR RAS conference

UNC Lineberger faculty headline AACR RAS conference

by William Shawn Davis (wishda) last modified Feb 24, 2014 09:11 AM

The oncogene RAS is linked to 30 percent of human cancers, but the search for a targeted therapy for RAS has remained elusive. Three leading RAS researchers from the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center are playing leading roles at a conference aimed at discussing recent advances that may lead to new advances in targeting the oncogene.

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Clinical advances should not yet discourage the use of local therapies

Clinical advances should not yet discourage the use of local therapies

by William Shawn Davis (wishda) last modified Feb 20, 2014 09:14 AM

Clinical trials that show positive patient response to systemic therapies for cancer should not necessarily lead to reduction in the use of local therapies such as radiation and surgery.

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UNC’s Dr. Jared Weiss joins Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina’s Board

UNC’s Dr. Jared Weiss joins Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina’s Board

by Katy Jones last modified Feb 19, 2014 08:52 AM

The Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina (LCINC), the state’s leading non-profit organization supporting lung cancer research and education, is proud to welcome Dr. Jared Weiss, medical oncologist with UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Thoracic Oncology Program, to serve on the board of directors.

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Harris comments on major mammography study in The New York Times

Harris comments on major mammography study in The New York Times

by William Shawn Davis (wishda) last modified Feb 12, 2014 11:31 AM

UNC Lineberger member Russell Harris, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine in the UNC School of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology in the UNC Gillings Global School of Public Health, was quoted in two articles in the New York Times about a major study of the efficacy of breast cancer screening published by BMJ (formerly British Medical Journal).

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Genetic subtypes of bladder cancer reflect breast cancer biology

Genetic subtypes of bladder cancer reflect breast cancer biology

by William Shawn Davis (wishda) last modified Feb 18, 2014 09:25 AM

A comprehensive genetic analysis of invasive bladder cancer tumors has found that the disease shares genetic similarities with two forms of breast cancer, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Cancer Center. Bladder cancer, which is the fourth most common malignancy in men and ninth most common in women in the United States, claimed more than 15,000 patients last year.

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Makowski study explores impact of glucose uptake on inflammatory processes

Makowski study explores impact of glucose uptake on inflammatory processes

by UNC Gillings School of Public Health last modified Feb 07, 2014 09:59 AM

“This is an important finding because of the field’s increased interest in ‘metabolic reprogramming’ of immune cells. Understanding how macrophage substrate metabolism impacts inflammation is crucial to our being able to develop novel therapies for obesity and diabetes, and even cancer," said study author Liza Makowski, PhD, assistant professor of nutrition at the Gillings School and member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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UNC Lineberger receives jointly awarded $1 million research grant to investigate novel target in melanoma

by Katy Jones last modified Feb 06, 2014 11:25 AM

The $1 million award from the Melanoma Research Alliance and the Saban Family Foundation will support research to improve the treatment of melanoma, the most aggressive type of skin cancer.

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NIH grant to improve efficiency of chemotherapy drugs

NIH grant to improve efficiency of chemotherapy drugs

by UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy last modified Feb 06, 2014 11:19 AM

A team led by Cyrus Vaziri, PhD, and William Janzen at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health for research that could help make chemotherapy drugs more effective.

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Early tumor response from stereotactic radiosurgery predicts outcome

Early tumor response from stereotactic radiosurgery predicts outcome

by William Shawn Davis (wishda) last modified Feb 06, 2014 09:22 AM

The response of a patient with metastatic brain tumors to treatment with stereotactic radiosurgery in the first six-to-twelve weeks can indicate whether follow-up treatments and monitoring are necessary, according to research conducted at the University of North Carolina.

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Application sought for 2014 Marci K. Campbell Dissertation Award

by William Shawn Davis (wishda) last modified Feb 05, 2014 11:17 AM

The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center announces The Marci Kramish Campbell Dissertation Award, a competitive $5,000 award to recognize excellence in dissertation research focused on cancer and the population sciences. This cash award goes directly to the recipient and can be used for any purpose.

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