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UNC scientists collaborate to find first major genetic mutation associated with hereditary prostate cancer risk

UNC scientists collaborate to find first major genetic mutation associated with hereditary prostate cancer risk

by maryruth.helms last modified Jan 18, 2012 11:14 AM

Chapel Hill - After a 20-year quest to find a genetic driver for prostate cancer that strikes men at younger ages and runs in families, researchers have identified a rare, inherited mutation linked to a significantly higher risk of the disease.

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UNC radiation oncologists co-author Journal of Clinical Oncology editorial on breast cancer radiotherapy and coronary artery stenosis

UNC radiation oncologists co-author Journal of Clinical Oncology editorial on breast cancer radiotherapy and coronary artery stenosis

by maryruth.helms last modified Jan 11, 2012 01:03 PM

Timothy Zagar, MD, assistant professor of radiation oncology, and Lawrence Marks, MD, professor and chair of radiation oncology, co-authored an editorial in the December 27, 2011 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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UNC surgeons co-author study on breast cancer treatment decision making

UNC surgeons co-author study on breast cancer treatment decision making

by maryruth.helms last modified Jan 18, 2012 02:41 PM

Chapel Hill, NC - How much medical information does a woman understand and retain about her breast cancer diagnosis? UNC scientists participated in a four-institution study involving 440 women with early-stage breast cancer and found that breast cancer survivors had limited knowledge about their surgical options, including an understanding of something as important as the risk of recurrence.

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Technology tackles dieting and exercise, Tate comments

Technology tackles dieting and exercise, Tate comments

by maryruth.helms last modified Jan 09, 2012 03:06 PM

Deborah Tate, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education and the Department of Nutrition at UNC-Chapel Hill, is quoted in the article "Latest gadgets give diets, workouts a high-tech boost" published in today's issue of The News & Observer.

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Haithcock talks about esophageal cancer in recent interview

Haithcock talks about esophageal cancer in recent interview

by maryruth.helms last modified Jan 09, 2012 11:03 AM

Benjamin E. Haithcock, MD, an assistant professor in UNC's Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and a member of UNC Lineberger, discussed esophageal cancer in an interview that was aired on the January 5, 2012 segment of the radio show "Make it Happen."

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UNC Lineberger geriatric oncology program leaders co-author Journal of Clinical Oncology editorial about older women and breast cancer

UNC Lineberger geriatric oncology program leaders co-author Journal of Clinical Oncology editorial about older women and breast cancer

by maryruth.helms last modified Jan 10, 2012 10:38 AM

UNC Lineberger Geriatric Oncology program leaders Hy Muss, MD, and Jan Busby-Whitehead, MD, co-authored an editorial in the December 10, 2011 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Muss is professor of medicine. Busby-Whitehead is professor of medicine, and director of the UNC School of Medicine’s Center for Aging and Health and Division of Geriatric Medicine.

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New research study examines behavioral economics of colorectal cancer screening in underserved populations

New research study examines behavioral economics of colorectal cancer screening in underserved populations

by maryruth.helms last modified Jan 05, 2012 03:31 PM

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – A new study at UNC Chapel Hill will examine what complex and conjoined behavioral factors influence low income people to pursue colorectal cancer screening and what strategies could increase screening rates in disadvantaged communities.

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UNC GI oncologists author editorial in the Journal of Clinical Oncology

UNC GI oncologists author editorial in the Journal of Clinical Oncology

by maryruth.helms last modified Jan 05, 2012 01:20 PM

UNC Lineberger GI Oncology program directors Joel Tepper, MD, and Bert O’Neil, MD, co-authored an editorial in the December 10, 2011 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Tepper is the Hector McLean Distinguished Professor of Cancer Research. O’Neil is associate professor of medicine.

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Nancy Thomas, MD, PhD, appointed first Irene and Robert Alan Briggaman Distinguished Professor

Nancy Thomas, MD, PhD, appointed first Irene and Robert Alan Briggaman Distinguished Professor

by maryruth.helms last modified Jan 04, 2012 11:17 AM

Nancy E. Thomas, MD, PhD, was appointed the first Irene and Robert Alan Briggaman Distinguished Professor. The professorship is named in honor of Dr. Briggaman, who served as chair of the UNC Department of Dermatology from 1987-1999, and his wife, Irene.

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Gonzalez-Crespo talks about his work as a Spanish interpreter and what it means to him

Gonzalez-Crespo talks about his work as a Spanish interpreter and what it means to him

by maryruth.helms last modified Jan 06, 2012 11:38 AM

Ruben Gonzalez-Crespo, a Spanish interpreter at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, was highlighted in the November 2011 issue of the University Gazette in an article titled "Former singer finds new voice helping others battle cancer."

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Hepatitis C virus hijacks liver microRNA

Hepatitis C virus hijacks liver microRNA

by maryruth.helms last modified Jan 03, 2012 12:36 PM

Mechanism explains how virus survives in the liver and how a new antiviral works

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UNC radiation oncology resident Nathan Sheets wins ASCO Merit Award

UNC radiation oncology resident Nathan Sheets wins ASCO Merit Award

by maryruth.helms last modified Dec 29, 2011 09:59 AM

The Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) will award 20 oncology trainees with Merit Awards at the 2012 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium. The symposium will be held February 2 - 4, 2012 in San Francisco.

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Wrapped up in making a difference

by maryruth.helms last modified Jan 03, 2012 01:58 PM

Tori Frahm has experienced just eight Christmases, but she epitomizes the true spirit of the holiday. She and her family organized collection and delivery of 750 presents for pediatric oncology patients and their siblings at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. The gifts helped 125 families have a brighter holiday.

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Sing a song of hope - local caroling tradition brings cheer each year

by maryruth.helms last modified Dec 28, 2011 10:06 AM

One neighborhood in Cary has become the centerpiece of a holiday tradition that benefits UNC Lineberger.

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Editorial urges rapid clinical trials for targeted breast cancer therapies

Editorial urges rapid clinical trials for targeted breast cancer therapies

by maryruth.helms last modified Dec 20, 2011 09:07 AM

Chapel Hill, NC – In an editorial published today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, UNC associate professor E. Claire Dees, MD, reviews current evidence on the safety and efficacy of combination therapies currently used for metastatic breast cancer and urges clinical researchers to move forward with new studies that leverage advances in the identification of tumor biomarkers.

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UNC Lineberger remembers Marci Campbell

UNC Lineberger remembers Marci Campbell

by maryruth.helms last modified Dec 24, 2011 10:45 AM

Dr. Marci Campbell, professor of nutrition at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, died December 14 after living with cancer with grace and caring for almost two years.

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Six UNC faculty recognized by prestigious international scientific society

by maryruth.helms last modified Dec 15, 2011 02:19 PM

Six University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty members have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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