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UNC’s multidisciplinary melanoma conference draws health professionals from around NC
The ninth annual UNC Multidisciplinary Melanoma Conference brought more than 120 health care professionals from across the state on Thursday, February 12 to learn about the detection and treatment of melanoma.
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UNC Lineberger researchers help map genetic mutations in skin cancer
UNC Lineberger researchers significantly contributed to a better understanding of the genetic alterations found in cutaneous melanoma as part of a multi-institution, international effort of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). Researchers collected samples from 331 patients and used several molecular methodologies to complete the study, the largest of its kind to-date for cutaneous melanoma. The findings were published in the journal Cell.
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UNC Lineberger receives jointly awarded $1 million research grant to investigate novel target in melanoma
The $1 million award from the Melanoma Research Alliance and the Saban Family Foundation will support research to improve the treatment of melanoma, the most aggressive type of skin cancer.
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UNC Lineberger study finds new potential melanoma drug target
A new treatment for melanoma could be on the horizon, thanks to a finding by a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center-led team. In the study, which was published online today in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, the authors report that they found high levels of an enzyme in melanoma samples that they believe is a potential drug target.
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V Foundation grant supports local cancer research
A grant from The V Foundation for Cancer Research is helping to fund skin cancer research at UNC Lineberger.
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Morning UV exposure may be less damaging to the skin
CHAPEL HILL – Research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggests that the timing of exposure to UV rays – early in the morning or later in the afternoon – can influence the onset of skin cancer.
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UNC scientists discover hidden subpopulation of melanoma cells
The research, led by Andrew C. Dudley, has implications for developing cancer drugs that target blood vessels that feed tumors.
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