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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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 Varmus delivers third annual Oliver Smithies Nobel Symposium

Varmus delivers third annual Oliver Smithies Nobel Symposium

by UNC Health Care last modified Apr 26, 2013 09:27 AM

Dr. Harold E. Varmus, director of the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health and co-winner of the 1989 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of the cellular origin of retroviral oncogenes, was invited to campus by UNC’s Nobel Laureate Dr. Oliver Smithies.

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Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Program team participates in Spartan Race

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified Apr 25, 2013 09:10 AM

A team from the UNC Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Program headed up by Tippu Khan, PharmD, BCOP and Nicole Frazier, RN, BSN participated in an epic journey which included leaping over fire, trekking through waste-high mud, tossing spears, dodging attacks and most of all braving near freezing temperatures in the driving rain. What is all this about? It's the Spartan Race, an event of pure primitive craziness that promises it's participants an experience they'll never forget.

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Bloom elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Bloom elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

by William Shawn Davis last modified Apr 26, 2013 09:15 AM

Kerry Steven Bloom, Thad L. Beyle Distinguished Professor of biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies and a leading center for independent policy research.

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New York Times features Single Fathers Due to Cancer

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified Apr 22, 2013 03:07 PM

Health reporter for the New York Times, Jane Brody, features the Single Fathers Due to Cancer program.

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Transcription factors regulating blood oxygen linked to melanoma metastases

by William Shawn Davis last modified May 08, 2013 02:40 PM

Transcription factors regulating blood oxygen linked to melanoma metastases

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Family House Diaries: Claudia Laskow - A Sense of Humor Carries the Day

Family House Diaries: Claudia Laskow - A Sense of Humor Carries the Day

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified Apr 17, 2013 03:41 PM

A Dare County real estate agent refuses to let a breast cancer diagnosis and its treatment detract from her trademark sense of humor and constant outreach to others.

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Evans quoted in New York Times on Supreme Court  gene patent case

Evans quoted in New York Times on Supreme Court gene patent case

by William Shawn Davis last modified Apr 17, 2013 12:35 PM

James P. Evans, MD, PhD, Bryson Distinguished Professor of Genetics and Medicine, is quoted about a case before the U.S. Supreme Court involving Myriad Genetics attempts to patent two human genes related to breast and ovarian cancer.

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Dokholyan lab engineers 'protein switch' to dissect role of cancer's key players

by William Shawn Davis last modified Apr 16, 2013 08:47 AM

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have "rationally rewired" some of the cell's smallest components to create proteins that can be switched on or off by command. These "protein switches" can be used to interrogate the inner workings of each cell, helping scientists uncover the molecular mechanisms of human health and disease.

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UNC Lineberger at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting

UNC Lineberger at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified Apr 11, 2013 01:34 PM

UNC Lineberger was well represented at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting held in Washington, DC.

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Hepatitis A virus discovered to cloak itself in membranes hijacked from infected cells

by William Shawn Davis last modified Apr 11, 2013 12:11 PM

A team led by Dr. Stanley Lemon discovered that hepatitis A virus does not have an envelope when found in the environment, but acquires one from the cells that it grows in within the liver. It circulates in the blood completely cloaked in these membranes.

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Carey discusses metastatic breast cancer at OncLive

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified Apr 09, 2013 10:06 AM

Lisa A. Carey, MD, Medical Director of the UNC Breast Center, the Chief of Hematology/Oncology, the Physician-in-Chief of the N.C. Cancer Hospital, and UNC Lineberger member, discusses the use of everolimus in the metastatic and adjuvant settings of breast cancer.

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Hayes - Genomic alterations in head and neck cancers are possible therapy targets

Hayes - Genomic alterations in head and neck cancers are possible therapy targets

by William Shawn Davis last modified Apr 08, 2013 02:20 PM

Neil Hayes, MD, MPH, associate professor in UNC's Division of Hematology and Oncology, presented on the patterns of genomic alterations in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC) at the AACR's 2013 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

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Lancet Oncology - Building a Pathology Laboratory in Malawi

Lancet Oncology - Building a Pathology Laboratory in Malawi

by William Shawn Davis last modified Apr 08, 2013 08:43 AM

Satish Gopal, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the divisions of hematology/oncology and infectious diseases at the UNC School of Medicine, describes his experiences in assisting Kamuzu Central Hospital in the creation of a lab to diagnose and research cancer in Malawi.

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For the first time, researchers isolate adult stem cells from human intestinal tissue

by Michelle Maclay last modified Apr 12, 2013 03:57 PM

The accomplishment provides a much-needed resource for scientists eager to uncover the true mechanisms of human stem cell biology. It also enables them to explore new tactics to treat inflammatory bowel disease or to ameliorate the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, which often damage the gut.

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UNC-Duke Pro Bono Project Offers Free Legal Services to Cancer Patients

UNC-Duke Pro Bono Project Offers Free Legal Services to Cancer Patients

by Michele Lynn last modified Apr 12, 2013 04:02 PM

Cancer patients at UNC and Duke have one less thing to worry about, thanks to the recently launched Cancer Pro Bono Legal Project. This cutting-edge collaboration among the law schools and cancer centers at the two universities and the North Carolina Bar Association offers free legal services to local cancer patients. The project has won funding from the Kenan Biddle Foundation as well as the North Carolina Bar Foundation.

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Muss discusses treating older cancer patients at OncLive

by William Shawn Davis last modified Apr 04, 2013 11:44 AM

Hyman B. Muss, MD, Professor of Medicine, Director of Geriatric Oncology, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, discusses the need for a team environment when treating an older patient at OncLive.

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African Americans experience longer delay between prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment

African Americans experience longer delay between prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment

by William Shawn Davis last modified Jun 10, 2013 08:26 AM

African American men on average wait a week longer than their Caucasian counterparts between the initial diagnosis of prostate cancer and treatment, according to University of North Carolina researchers.

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