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Carolina Breast Cancer Study enrolls record 3,000 participants
The largest-ever population-based study of breast cancer in North Carolina is poised to begin the five year follow-up phase.
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Solving Cancer’s Secrets: 5 Questions with Dr. Chuck Perou
Five questions for Chuck Perou, PhD, a UNC geneticist on the hunt for better treatments for the most deadly form of breast cancer
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Rebecca Fry
PhD, Assistant Professor, UNC-Chapel Hill, Cancer Genetics
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Cyrus Vaziri
Ph.D., Pathology & Lab Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill, Cancer Genetics
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UNC Lineberger sequences 10,000 tumors as part of national cancer genomics effort
UNC sequenced the RNA for 10,000 tumor samples as part of The Cancer Genome Atlas project, a National Cancer Institute and National Human Genome Research Institute-backed effort to create a comprehensive atlas of the genetic changes in cancer.
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Cancer genetics the focus of UNC Lineberger symposium
UNC Lineberger's 39th annual scientific symposium was held April 8-9 at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill.
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UNC scientists funded to study genome sequencing in clinical settings
Chapel Hill - The complete sequence of an individual’s genome – all 3 billion DNA building blocks - will soon be affordably available to doctors, patients and even consumers. While knowledge of one’s genome may have important medical benefits, tremendous questions remain regarding an avalanche of such data means and how they should be used. Many clinical, ethical and social issues arise from the evaluation, use and sharing of the data.
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Joel Parker
Ph.D., School of Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill, Cancer Genetics
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Dale Ramsden
Ph.D., Biochemistry and Biophysics , UNC-Chapel Hill, Cancer Genetics
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Largest cancer genetic analysis reveals new way of classifying cancer
Researchers with The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network have completed the largest, most diverse tumor genetic analysis ever conducted, revealing a new approach to classifying cancers. The work, led by researchers at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and other TCGA sites, not only revamps traditional ideas of how cancers are diagnosed and treated, but could also have a profound impact on the future landscape of drug development.
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