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UNC Lineberger research featured at ASCO Annual Meeting
Research presented by UNC Lineberger members was featured in plenary and other major sessions of the meeting this year, and was picked up by multiple media outlets.
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UNC Lineberger expands cancer survivors’ program to more N.C. locations
Through the N.C. Cancer Survivorship Provider Action Network (NC-CSPAN), cancer survivors and their loved ones can participate in a free, four-week educational program on nutrition, exercise, coping with stress and medical care. The program seeks to engage survivors to smooth the transition from active treatment.
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Chen discussant at ASTRO Annual Meeting plenary session
Ronald C. Chen, MD, MPH, a UNC Lineberger member and associate professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology, was a discussant in the plenary session of the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) on Sept. 26.
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Payments linked to higher odds of doctors prescribing certain cancer drugs
In preliminary findings presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting 2017, researchers show that when physicians had to choose between multiple, on-patent drugs for metastatic kidney cancer and chronic myeloid leukemia, they were more likely to prescribe drugs from companies they had received general payments from.
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Racial gaps persist in how breast cancer survivors function, feel during treatment and after
A UNC Lineberger study published in the journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment drew upon surveys that assessed health-related quality of life issues for women aged 20 to 74 years who lived in North Carolina and had breast cancer. The analysis was part of the third phase of the Carolina Breast Cancer Study.
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Wood to co-chair working committee of international blood and marrow transplant registry
William Wood, MD, MPH, UNC Lineberger member and associate professor in the UNC School of Medicine, has been named co-chair of the Health Services and International Studies Working Committee of the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research.
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U.S. cancer death rate declines, but work is needed to address local disparities
UNC Lineberger researchers Ethan Basch, MD, MSc, and Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH, called for tailored, local-level cancer prevention, screening and treatment efforts to address regional disparities in cancer mortality rates in an editorial published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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UNC Lineberger hosts Cancer Moonshoot 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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