A new analysis done by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers has found that physical activity - either mild or intense and before or after menopause - may reduce breast cancer risk, but substantial weight gain may negate these benefits.
Presents invited lecture at Harvard Medical School
Newly-Formed Collaboration to Focus on Vaccines and Inhaled Therapeutics
Genetic Marker in the Vitamin D Receptor Gene Associated With Increased Overall Survival for Pancreatic Cancer Patients
By Jeremy Moore
Following a blood stem cell transplant, survivors can face serious economic challenges that may negatively affect their quality of life.
Carey Anders, MD, and William Kim, MD, were awarded grants from the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.
Lisa Carey, MD, authored an editorial, titled “Neoadjuvant Trials of Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2 Targeting: How Many Drugs Do We Need?”
A gene known to be mutated in many different cancers, but thought to be relatively unimportant in melanoma, may be a key indicator of how the disease will respond to radiation therapy and whether it will spread.
Chapel Hill, NC – Debbie C. Dibbert, Director of External Affairs at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been elected president of the National Association of Cancer Center Development Officers (NACCDO). She will serve a two-year term.
Votes, not baskets, will propel Cornucopia House to the Final Four in a national competition for a $25K mobile technology grant from AtlanticBT.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – A recent clinical trial testing a combination therapy for basal-like (also known as triple-negative) breast cancer demonstrates that a combination of two drugs with promising preclinical results is not as effective as researchers had hoped.
WCHL named Jennifer Bowman a Hometown Hero for June 11, 2012. Each weekday the station selects a Hometown Hero who goes “over and above the call of duty,” exemplifying excellent service and dedication to others in the community.
Chapel Hill, NC – Why do some cancers spread rapidly to other organs and others don’t metastasize? A team of UNC researchers led by Norman Sharpless, MD, have identified a key genetic switch that determines whether melanoma, a lethal skin cancer, spreads by metastasis.
Deborah Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN, associate professor in the UNC School of Nursing, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Cancer Survivorship Committee of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
James P. Evans, MD, PhD, Bryson Distinguished Professor of Genetics and Medicine, is quoted in an article discussing the fetal genome and the possibility of clinic procedures being introduced in the next couple of years.
Kurt Ribisl, PhD, is co-author of the article “Internet Alcohol Sales to Minors” published online ahead of print in the May 2012 issue of the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.
Victoria Bae-Jump, MD, PhD, has received a two-year $200,000 grant from the Department of Defense, to study “Preclinical and Clinical Investigations of the Impact of Obesity on Ovarian Cancer Pathogenesis.”
Congratulations to the N.C. Children’s Hospital for receiving top rankings in 10 out of 10 clinical categories in U.S. News & World Report’s 2012-13 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” list. The N.C. Children’s Hospital is ranked 26th in cancer.
More than 150 faculty, students, and fellows gathered in the Alumni Center to hear talks on HPV and Cancer given by UNC Lineberger scientists from basic, translational science, clinical, population science, and global perspectives.
UNC surgeon-scientist Dr. Nancy DeMore says, “As a physician, I’m acutely aware of how much more we need to learn about breast cancer and how urgently we need better therapies. It really gives me hope to be in the lab and to know that I’m working towards something that may make things better for patients.”