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UNC among nation’s top-ranked cancer hospitals, first in North Carolina

UNC among nation’s top-ranked cancer hospitals, first in North Carolina

The N.C. Cancer Hospital, clinical home of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, continues to climb higher in U.S. News’ Best Hospitals rankings.

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Cancer cells continue abnormal growth by activating error-prone DNA synthesis

Cancer cells continue abnormal growth by activating error-prone DNA synthesis

UNC Lineberger researchers led by Cyrus Vaziri, PhD, describe the discovery of how a specific cellular protein present in cancer cells triggers a repair mechanism that allows them to DNA damage tolerance and abnormal growth.

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Basch receives $5.45M grant to study patient-reported outcomes

Basch receives $5.45M grant to study patient-reported outcomes

Ethan Basch, MD, MSc, will use a five-year, $5.45 million grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to support his national study on whether having cancer patients self-report their symptoms while undergoing treatment results in better care.

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Debate ‘resolved’ on radiation treatment for cancers that have spread to the brain

Debate ‘resolved’ on radiation treatment for cancers that have spread to the brain

Brain radiation prolongs life for patients with cancer, but can cause serious side effects like memory delays or verbal impairments. In an editorial published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, UNC Lineberger researchers say a new study has resolved a debate about the optimal treatment for patients with one to three brain metastases, finding “little role” for whole brain radiation.

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