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Supporting novel research and stimulating new ideas are a major focus of the UCRF's efforts.

ECU ResearchersVaccine to Treat Chemo-resistant Pancreatic Cancer

UCRF Innovation Award recipients Emmanuel E. Zervos, MD, and Rachel R. Roper, PhD, both of ECU, are taking a new approach to treating pancreatic cancer.
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Ram Lab Personalized Medicine a Reality at RAM Lab

UCRF funds have equipped the RAM (Rapid Adoption Molecular) lab with the staff and high-tech microarray equipment allowing simultaneous analysis of multiple genes.  Read More

Carey Perou HoadleyNew Discoveries in Breast Cancer

UNC researchers have designed a genetic test to help doctors predict which breast cancer patients are most likely to survive the disease and which treatments may be most effective in increasing those chances of survival.  Read More

Otto ZhouImagine a Mammogram that Doesn't Hurt!

UCRF support has enabled Dr. Otto Zhou and his colleague, Dr. Jianping Lu, to apply new technology to develop a new mammography system for breast cancer early detection. This new system will enable radiologists to detect tumors earlier and without painful compression of the breast.  Read More

Jeanne Hopkins LucasJeanne Hopkins Lucas Study Focuses on Breast Cancer Risk Factors

The Jeanne Hopkins Lucas study (Carolina Breast Cancer Study III) is part of an ongoing population-based case-control study of breast cancer in North Carolina. The study asks the questions "what causes the different types of breast cancer?" and "how does breast cancer in African American women differ from that in white women?"  Read More

Jason Lieb, PhDLeading-Edge Technology to Guide Cancer Treatment

Jason Lieb, Ph.D., an associate professor in the department of biology and Carolina Center for Genome Sciences, conducts research on how genes are turned"ON" and "OFF" at the right place and time.Understanding these issues is very important to cancer, since having the wrong genes ON or OFF at the wrong time is characteristic of every cancer type.
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