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Pagano honored for 42 years of leadership for UNC Lineberger’s postdoctoral trainees

Pagano honored for 42 years of leadership for UNC Lineberger’s postdoctoral trainees

Joseph Pagano, MD, director emeritus of UNC Lineberger, has led UNC Lineberger's postdoctoral training program since its inception.

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Delays for melanoma surgeries linked to insurance type

Delays for melanoma surgeries linked to insurance type

Ade Adamson, MD, MPP, and Nancy E. Thomas, MD, PhD, report in JAMA Dermatology that surgical treatment delays – defined as surgery that occurred more than six weeks after diagnosis – were common. Medicaid patients were 36 percent more likely than private insurance patients to experience delays.

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Blood test for HPV may help predict risk in cancer patients

Blood test for HPV may help predict risk in cancer patients

Preliminary findings from a study led by UNC Lineberger's Bhisham Chera, MD, and Gaorav Gupta, MD, PhD, suggest a genetic test for HPV16 in the blood could be useful to help assess risk for patients, and could help identify patients suitable for lower treatment doses. The findings were presented at this year’s American Society of Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting, held Sept. 24-27 in San Diego.

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Roy Williams' Fast Break Against Cancer tops $2.4M

Roy Williams' Fast Break Against Cancer tops $2.4M

North Carolina men's basketball coach Roy Williams hosted his 13th annual Fast Break Against Cancer breakfast and auction to support cancer research at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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