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Sills raises awareness about her rare cancer

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified Mar 28, 2013 10:15 AM

Craven County resident, Cindy Sills, has alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancerous tumor of the muscles that are attached to bones. She and her husband work to raise awareness of rare rare soft-tissue cancer.

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Evans on WRAL - Researchers push for new healthcare screening strategy

by William Shawn Davis last modified Mar 27, 2013 10:14 AM

James Evans, director of UNC's Clinical Cancer Genetics program and UNC Lineberger member, says it is time for a public health strategy that focuses on genetic testing of healthy adults.

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'Your Phone Versus Your Heart' - Fredrickson in the New York Times

by William Shawn Davis last modified Mar 26, 2013 01:43 PM

Barbara Fredrickson, professor of psychology and UNC Lineberger member, writes in an editorial in the New York Times that the physical and psychological tools that allow us to relate to others can diminish with lack of use.

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Smithies named to first class of the Fellows of the AACR Academy

Smithies named to first class of the Fellows of the AACR Academy

by William Shawn Davis last modified Mar 25, 2013 12:29 PM

Oliver Smithies did not set out to become one of the world’s foremost pioneers in cancer research. He merely had a question that needed answering.

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Lymphedema therapy provides relief for cancer patients

by Dianne Shaw last modified Apr 12, 2013 04:07 PM

“It’s a lifesaver.” That’s how Frances Patterson, a breast cancer patient, describes the therapy she receives for lymphedema through the UNC Comprehensive Cancer Support Program.

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Storming the gates – UNC research probes how pancreatic cancers metastasize

Storming the gates – UNC research probes how pancreatic cancers metastasize

by Megan Fazekas-King last modified Mar 25, 2013 09:08 AM

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have discovered that a protein found in the cells surrounding pancreatic cancers play a role in the spread of the disease to other parts of the body.

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Ribisl quoted by Huffington Post on New York cigarette law

by Megan Fazekas-King last modified Mar 20, 2013 09:14 AM

Ribisl predicts that new regulations preventing the open display of cigarettes in stores could lead to a reduction in smoking over time.

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Dibbert named Hometown Hero by WCHL

Dibbert named Hometown Hero by WCHL

by William Shawn Davis last modified Mar 19, 2013 10:47 AM

Debbie Dibbert, Director of External Affairs at UNC Lineberger, was named as a Hometown Hero by WCHL 97.9 and Chapelboro.com.

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Ting awarded 2013 University Award for the Advancement of Women

Ting awarded 2013 University Award for the Advancement of Women

by William Shawn Davs last modified Mar 19, 2013 08:41 AM

Jenny Ting, PhD, W.R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, has been awarded a 2013 University Award for the Advancement of Women.

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Pignone tapped to lead new UNC Institute for Health Care Quality Improvement

Pignone tapped to lead new UNC Institute for Health Care Quality Improvement

by UNC Health Care last modified Mar 14, 2013 02:26 PM

Michael Pignone, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine and Division Chief of General Medicine and Epidemiology, has been named director of the UNC Institute for Health Care Quality Improvement, which aims to establish UNC as the leading academic medical center in the area of clinical quality improvement. The new institute is a product of the UNC School of Medicine’s Strategic Plan.

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Smith authors commentary on first population-based study of HPV vaccine effectiveness

Smith authors commentary on first population-based study of HPV vaccine effectiveness

by William Shawn Davis last modified Mar 14, 2013 11:58 AM

For the first time, a population-based study of a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has proven that the vaccine is effective in reducing the incidence of genital warts.

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Cohen and Damania elected as 2013 Fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology

Cohen and Damania elected as 2013 Fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology

by William Shawn Davis last modified Mar 14, 2013 10:44 AM

Two members of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have been elected as 2013 Fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology (AAM), the honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology (ASM).

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General surgeons perform majority of cancer procedures in the United States

General surgeons perform majority of cancer procedures in the United States

by William Shawn Davis last modified Mar 13, 2013 01:20 PM

A study by Karyn Stitzenberg, MD, MPH, assistant professor of surgery and member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, shows that surgical oncologists comprise only a small portion of the number of surgeons who perform cancer surgery.

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UNC School of Medicine named Best Medical School for Primary Care

by Mary Ruth last modified Mar 12, 2013 10:47 AM

The School ranked 1st in Primary Care and 22nd in Research overall in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report Best Medical School Rankings. Family Medicine, Rural Medicine and AIDS were also listed as top ten specialties.

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News & Observer profiles nurse practitioners at N.C. Cancer Hospital

by William Shawn Davis last modified Mar 11, 2013 08:43 AM

To meet a growing need for nurses with advanced training, the University of North Carolina and five other UNC-system schools will offer a doctorate in nursing this fall. The News and Observer article discusses the need and role that will be filled by the new Doctors of Nursing Practice.

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Muss on the long-term sides effects of chemotherapy for breast cancer

Muss on the long-term sides effects of chemotherapy for breast cancer

by William Shawn Davis last modified Mar 08, 2013 10:32 AM

The journal Oncology's online Cancer Network profiled an address given by Hyman Muss, MD, professor of medicine, at the 30th Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference in March.

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Helper molecule with ‘Mary Poppins-like’ qualities smooths out RNA folding

Helper molecule with ‘Mary Poppins-like’ qualities smooths out RNA folding

by Kim Weaver Spurr for Carolina Arts & Sciences magazine last modified Mar 07, 2013 02:55 PM

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have discovered how helper molecules, or chaperones, aid in the RNA folding process, resolving a fundamental conundrum about how these important biological molecules work.

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New chemical probe provides tool to investigate role of malignant brain tumor domains in chromatin structure and regulation

New chemical probe provides tool to investigate role of malignant brain tumor domains in chromatin structure and regulation

by William Shawn Davis last modified Mar 07, 2013 08:56 AM

In an article published as the cover story of the March 2013 issue of Nature Chemical Biology, Lindsey James, PhD, research assistant professor in the lab of Stephen Frye, Fred Eshelman Distinguished Professor in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, announced the discovery of a chemical probe that can be used to investigate the L3MBTL3 methyl-lysine reader domain. The probe, named UNC1215, will provide researchers with a powerful tool to investigate the function of malignant brain tumor (MBT) domain proteins in biology and disease.

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Genomic screening to detect preventable rare diseases in healthy people

by Dianne Shaw last modified Mar 06, 2013 08:22 PM

Experts from the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health propose that screening healthy adults for preventable diseases such as colorectal cancer, breast cancer, and several catastrophic blood vessel disorders, among others, could potentially prevent these diseases.

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Global Women's Health featured on WTVD

by William Shawn Davis last modified Mar 05, 2013 08:31 AM

A UNC Lineberger-affiliated program that provides HIV and cervical cancer testing in Malawi and Zambia was featured on the Raleigh-Durham ABC affiliate.

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