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IMRT may not be more effective than older radiation techniques after prostatectomy

by William Shawn Davis (wishda) last modified May 28, 2013 10:10 AM

Intensity-modulated radiation therapy has become the most commonly used type of radiation in prostate cancer, but research from the University of North Carolina suggests that the therapy may not be more effective than older, less expensive forms of radiation therapy in patients who have had a prostatectomy.

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Charles Perou Receives 2013 Battle Cancer Research Award

Charles Perou Receives 2013 Battle Cancer Research Award

by William Shawn Davis last modified May 24, 2013 04:04 PM

Charles Perou, PhD, the May Goldman Shaw Distinguished Professor of Molecular Oncology, has been honored with the 2013 Hyman L. Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award in recognition of his accomplishments in cancer research. Dr. Perou is a member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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The secret lives (and deaths) of neurons

by UNC Health Care last modified May 23, 2013 02:33 PM

University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers uncover surprising insights about how nerve cells rewire themselves, shedding light on a process linked with neurodegenerative diseases and neurodevelopmental disorders like schizophrenia and autism.

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Endeavors - The Protein Sleuth

by William Shawn Davis last modified Oct 31, 2013 04:47 PM

Endeavors profiles the work of Nancy Klauber-DeMore, MD, professor of surgery and a member of UNC Lineberger, in unraveling the mystery of whether the gene SFRP2 suppresses tumor growth.

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Rimer awarded American Cancer Society Medal of Honor

Rimer awarded American Cancer Society Medal of Honor

by William Shawn Davis (wishda) last modified Sep 10, 2013 08:18 AM

Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, Dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor of the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been awarded the American Cancer Society (ACS) Medal of Honor for her "seminal cancer research efforts."

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Dees and Hayes named co-leaders of UNC Lineberger Clinical Research Program

by William Shawn Davis last modified May 20, 2013 03:55 PM

Claire Dees, MD, and Neil Hayes, MD, MPH, have been appointed as co-leaders of the Clinical Research Program at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Dees and Hayes have extensive and complementary expertise in translational and clinical research. As co-leaders of the Clinical Research Program, they will help plan the efforts of UNC Lineberger’s physician researchers to move discoveries into innovative trials of new therapeutic approaches.

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Cancer genetics and BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 gene mutations

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified May 28, 2013 04:51 PM

Q&A with UNC Lineberger members James P. Evans, MD, PhD; David Ollila, MD; Paola Gehrig, MD; and Keith D. Amos, MD, FACS.

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Smith interviewed by Agence France Presse on cervical cancer stigma in India

Smith interviewed by Agence France Presse on cervical cancer stigma in India

by William Shawn Davis last modified May 14, 2013 11:24 AM

Jennifer Smith, PhD, MPH, research associate professor at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, says that lack of awareness and stigma about the illness hinders prevention of the disease.

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Basch: Patient participation must play a larger role in research

Basch: Patient participation must play a larger role in research

by William Shawn Davis last modified May 13, 2013 04:05 PM

Patients must take a larger role in participating in and assisting in determining priorities for medical research, according to an editorial published in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Muss on using tools to evaluate older patients

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified Oct 31, 2013 04:48 PM

Hy Muss, MD, Director, Geriatric Oncology Program discusses evaluation tools for treating older patients on OncLive.

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Conlon lab uncovers molecular role of gene linked to blood vessel formation

by William Shawn Davis last modified May 09, 2013 01:08 PM

University of North Carolina researchers have discovered that disrupting a gene that acts as a regulatory switch to turn on other genes can keep blood vessels from forming and developing properly.

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Self-collection of samples for HPV testing shows promise in detection of cervical cancer in Kenya

Self-collection of samples for HPV testing shows promise in detection of cervical cancer in Kenya

by William Shawn Davis last modified May 08, 2013 10:27 AM

In Kenya, women face a cervical cancer mortality rate that is approximately 10 times as high as in the United States. A study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggests that training women to self-collect genital samples to test for human papillomavirus (HPV), the causative agent of cervical cancer, can increase the coverage rates of cervical cancer screening. Higher screening coverage helps increase rates of detection of cervical lesions and ultimately treatment of the disease.

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Pruthi featured in OncLive on the dramatic shortage of urologists on the horizon

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified May 06, 2013 11:54 AM

Raj Pruthi, MD, Chief of Urologic Surgery for the Urologic Oncology Program spoke at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA) in San Diego, California.

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Coach Hatchell’s blueberry patch gets prepped for the picking season

Coach Hatchell’s blueberry patch gets prepped for the picking season

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified Oct 02, 2013 11:51 AM

UNC women’s basketball Coach Sylvia Hatchell’s blueberry patch near Black Mountain, NC is getting ready for the summer picking season.

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UNC Lineberger 37th Annual Scientific Symposium

UNC Lineberger 37th Annual Scientific Symposium

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified May 30, 2013 10:48 AM

Close to 450 people attended the 37th annual UNC Lineberger scientific symposium April 29 and 30, 2013. Symposium co-chairs were Jonathan Serody, MD, PhD, Elizabeth Thomas Chair of Medicine, and Jenny Ting, PhD, UNC Alumni Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Immunology. Both spoke at the symposium.

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Anders lab shows advantage to nanotech delivery of therapy for breast cancer brain metastases

Anders lab shows advantage to nanotech delivery of therapy for breast cancer brain metastases

by William Shawn Davis last modified May 03, 2013 12:45 PM

Breast cancer brain metastases present a challenge to clinicians because there are few systemic therapies capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier to control the disease. An international team, led by scientists at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, reports pre-clinical research showing improved efficacy of a PEGylated liposomal (encapsulated) anti-cancer agent compared with a non-liposomal formulation of the same drug in an intracranial model of breast cancer. Their results were published in the May 1, 2013 issue of PLOS ONE.

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Mayer named extraordinary nurse leader by Yale University

Mayer named extraordinary nurse leader by Yale University

by William Shawn Davis last modified May 02, 2013 05:24 PM

Associate professor Deborah Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN and member of UNC Lineberger has been selected as an Extraordinary Nurse Leader by Yale University, the first independent university-based nursing school established in the United States. As part of its 90th anniversary celebration, Yale School of Nursing has selected 90 alumni who “embody the School’s mission of advancing better health care” to be honored at a ceremony in October 2013.

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Ribisl quoted on NPR New York tobacco regulations

Ribisl quoted on NPR New York tobacco regulations

by William Shawn Davis last modified May 03, 2013 08:07 AM

Kurt Ribisl, PhD, head of Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, was interviewed by National Public Radio on New York City's proposal to raise the legal age to buy cigarettes to 21.

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Novel monoclonal antibody inhibits tumor growth in breast cancer and angiosarcoma

by William Davis last modified May 08, 2013 02:09 PM

A monoclonal antibody targeting a protein known as SFPR2 has been shown by researchers at the University of North Carolina to inhibit tumor growth in pre-clinical models of breast cancer and angiosarcoma.

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Sethi, MacNevin, Feng come out on top at 3rd Annual Oliver Smithies Nobel Symposium Postdoctoral Researcher Poster Forum

Sethi, MacNevin, Feng come out on top at 3rd Annual Oliver Smithies Nobel Symposium Postdoctoral Researcher Poster Forum

by UNC Health Care last modified Apr 26, 2013 09:08 AM

On Friday, April 19, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the MBRB at the School of Medicine, 44 university postdoctoral fellows gathered for a poster forum to present their research findings.

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