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Ribisl to lead UNC Lineberger Cancer Prevention and Control Program
Kurt Ribisl, PhD, has been appointed to lead the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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UNC Lineberger director named Village Pride Honoree for October 2
WCHL named UNC Lineberger director Shelley Earp, MD, the Village Pride Award Honoree for October 2, 2012. Each weekday the station selects a Hometown Hero who goes “over and above the call of duty,” exemplifying excellent service and dedication to others in the community.
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Gene switches do more than flip “on” or “off”
Chapel Hill - Anyone who’s tried a weekend home improvement project knows that to do a job right, you’ve got to have the right tools. For cells, these “tools” are proteins encoded by genes.
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UNC headlines American Cancer Society breakfast
UNC Head Basketball Coach Roy Williams and UNC Lineberger physician-scientist Kim Rathmell, MD, PhD, were featured speakers at the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network breakfast, held August 24th in Research Triangle Park.
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RN: Real Nurses - Barbara Riff
Parking difficulties inspired Barbara Riff to take motorcycle lessons with her son. Now she commutes to work via motorcycle and frequently takes motorcycle trips for fun.
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Informatics approach helps doctors, patients make sense of genome data
Chapel Hill, NC – The cost of sequencing the entire human genome, or exome – the regions of the genome that are translated into proteins that affect cell behavior – has decreased significantly, to the point where the cost of looking at the majority of a patient’s genomic data may be less expensive than undertaking one or two targeted genetic tests.
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UNC’s Myron Cohen and Terry Magnuson elected to Institute of Medicine
Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.
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Study shows colon and rectal tumors constitute a single type of cancer
The Cancer Genome Atlas generates genomic data for colon and rectal cancers that point to potential targets for treatment.
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UNC researchers: Benefits of varenicline (Chantix) may balance certain risks
Drs. Christine E. Kistler and Adam Goldstein discuss how clinicians can better have conversations about the balance between short-term risk of adverse cardiovascular events associated with taking Chantix compared to the long-term reduction in the risk of death that results from smoking cessation.
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Lilly Oncology on Canvas Art Exhibit on display in the N.C. Cancer Hospital Lobby November 7-21, 2012
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center is hosting the Lilly Oncology on Canvas Exhibition in the lobby of the N.C. Cancer Hospital.
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