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Insurance, distance to care can be barriers to breast reconstruction
Researchers say breast reconstruction can help with self-esteem, sexuality and body image after cancer treatment. But a UNC Lineberger study led by Michelle Roughton, MD, has found that the type of insurance a woman has as well as distance to a plastic surgeon's office can be barriers to the procedure.
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A BRAIN Initiative first: new tool can switch behavior ‘on’ and ‘off’
Using a new ‘chemogenetic’ technique invented at UNC, scientists turn neurons ‘on’ and ‘off’ to demonstrate how brain circuits control behavior in mice. This unique tool – the first to result from the NIH BRAIN Initiative – will help scientists understand how to modulate neurons to more effectively treat diseases.
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Subgroup of women with HER-2-positive breast cancer highly sensitive to treatments, study finds
A UNC Lineberger-led study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology identified a group of women with HER2 positive breast cancer who could benefit from less intensive targeted treatment
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Providing hope and healing through health
Even in the midst of treatment, many cancer patients are finding that exercise helps them to feel better, both physically and emotionally. Through the Get Real & Heal program, UNC researchers are digging deeper into the science behind why moving more can make a positive impact on patients' overall health and well-being.
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UNC Lineberger hosts National Cancer Moonshot regional summit
Members from North Carolina’s three National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers, together with care providers, researchers, advocates and patients from the state, met in Chapel Hill to be part of a national discussion on how to speed the pace of cancer discovery and clinical advances.
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Genomic analysis paves way for personalized treatment of invasive lobular carcinoma
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers helped lead an effort by The Cancer Genome Atlas Network of researchers to map the genetic drivers of invasive lobular carcinoma, the second most commonly diagnosed invasive form of breast cancer. They found that this cancer type may be at least three different diseases that differ in their microenvironmental features and outcomes.
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Ellen Martin: Battling Breast Cancer with Resilience and Research
A busy mom of two, Ellen Martin battled breast cancer with two powerful weapons – resilience and research. Following an aggressive breast cancer diagnosis, Ellen is now in remission thanks to a treatment plan driven by the latest findings in breast cancer research.
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Amy Charney
Amy Charney had already registered to run the 2015 Boston Marathon when she was told she had breast cancer. But not even that diagnosis and active treatment would keep her from crossing the finish line in her hometown of Boston.
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