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UNC scientists describe protein that protects against colon cancer
Chapel Hill - A family of proteins is yielding new information about how it contributes to the development of gastrointestinal disease and cancer. A team of UNC scientists reports that in pre-clinical models, the absence of a protein called NLRP12 significantly increases susceptibility to colitis-associated colon cancer.
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UNC’s Neuro-oncology program recognizes Ependymoma Awareness Day on April 19th
UNC Cancer Care’s neuro-oncology program will recognize Ependymoma Awareness Day on April 19th, as part of the program’s overall efforts to increase public awareness of this rare tumor and the need for clinical studies to improve early diagnosis, standardize treatment and improve the health status of those living with this disease.
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Genetic pattern predicts response, metastasis in melanoma
A gene known to be mutated in many different cancers, but thought to be relatively unimportant in melanoma, may be a key indicator of how the disease will respond to radiation therapy and whether it will spread.
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Bae-Jump to serve on NCI's Gynecologic Cancer Steering Committee
Victoria Bae-Jump, MD, PhD will serve a two-year term as a junior investigator on the Gynecologic Cancer Steering Committee of the National Cancer Institute, a member institute of the National Institutes of Health.
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New mechanism for cancer progression discovered by UNC and Harvard researchers
The protein Ras plays an important role in cellular growth control. Researchers have focused on the protein because mutations in its gene are found in more than 30 percent of all cancers, making it the most prevalent human oncogene.
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Carey interviewed by MedPage Today about African Americans and breast cancer
Dr. Lisa Carey, MD, medical director of the UNC Breast Center and associate director for clinical science at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, spoke to MedPage Today about a recent Centers for Disease Control study that reported that black patients had a 41 percent higher mortality than their white counterparts, despite having a lower incidence of the disease.
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PSA test discussed, Brewer quoted
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UNC team describes novel inflammatory protein function
A UNC-led team of scientists describes the function of a previously uncharacterized protein that dramatically influences inflammation.
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Making the case for adjuvant chemotherapy for older patients with colon cancer
Hy Muss, MD, and Debra Bynum, MD, co-authored an editorial in the July 20, 2012 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
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Patterson elected President of the Association of Professors of Cardiology
The chief of cardiology in the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and member of UNC Lineberger has been elected president of the Association of Professors of Cardiology.
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