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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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Mayer recognized by Oncology Nursing Society
The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Director of Cancer Survivorship Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, RN, has been recognized for her commitment to the Oncology Nursing Society and to the community as a whole.
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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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Symposium addresses an age-old question about older cancer patients
The University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Geriatric Research Symposium, held Dec. 2, featured seven presentations and panel discussions focused on muscle mass, aging and patient function.
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Patients and their records agree on medical history for most maladies
A study led by UNC Lineberger researcher Ronald Chen, MD, found that a group of prostate cancer patients reliably reported their own medical histories when their responses were compared to their medical records.
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Cost, technology issues are barriers to real-time cancer patient symptom reporting
In a perspective published in the New England Journal of Medicine, UNC Lineberger member Ethan Basch, MD, MSc, addressed the need for – and the barriers preventing – electronic reporting of patients’ symptoms between visits.
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UNC Lineberger researchers to study prostate cancer treatment side effects, survival outcomes
The use of robot-assisted surgery and modern radiation techniques have been rapidly adopted as treatments for prostate cancer, but a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher is asking what the newer technologies will mean in terms of side effects and outcomes for patients in the long-term.
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Price of cancer drugs varies widely based on who’s paying, study finds
Medicare recipients, private insurance patients and the uninsured all pay different prices for the same cancer treatments
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Researchers question process for reviewing coverage of ‘off label’ cancer drug use
In a paper published online by the Journal of the American Medical Association, UNC Lineberger physician-researchers led by Ethan Basch, MD, MSc, raised concerns that there are inconsistencies between the five reference guides, or compendia, that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services uses to determine which drugs it will reimburse for off-label uses in cancer care.
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