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Dr. Hyman Muss joins UNC Lineberger to lead new geriatric oncology program
Chapel Hill, NC - Hyman B. Muss, MD, has joined the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Muss will be a professor of medicine and will develop and lead a new program in geriatric oncology.
Located in News / 2011 News
Rapid rise of robotic surgery in treating cancer, Stitzenberg quoted
Karyn Stitzenberg, MD, MPH, is quoted in an article titled "Tracking the Rise of Robotic Surgery for Prostate Cancer" published in the August 9, 2011 issue of the NCI Cancer Bulletin.
Located in News / 2011 News
Protein associated with childhood cancer alters the structure of DNA, leading to cancer, UNC study shows
Chapel Hill - UNC scientists have demonstrated for the first time how a critical gene associated with a type of childhood cancer alters the way DNA is packaged in cells and leads to cancer. Their laboratory discovery could result in the development of a targeted therapy to treat Ewing Sarcoma, a malignant bone and soft tissue tumor of children and young adults.
Located in News / 2011 News
Thriving on science: in depth with Jason Lieb
Jason Lieb likes to mix it up. A triathlete, he enjoys running, swimming and cycling. In his lab, he works in several model systems: yeast, round worms (C. elegans), fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) and human cell lines.
Located in News / 2012 News
TCGA discovers potential therapeutic targets for lung squamous cell carcinoma
Changes in DNA that are important to the initiation and progression of lung cancer also identified by NIH-supported researchers
Located in News / 2012 News
UNC Lineberger Scientist Channing Der’s memorable visit with Carolina for Kibera in Kenya
Channing Der and his wife, Kathy, had already planned a 30th wedding anniversary trip to Kenya. After hearing Carolina alumnus and author Rye Barcott talk about his book, It Happened on the Way to War: A Marine’s Path to Peace, and describe the Carolina for Kibera program in Nairobi, Kenya, they knew they had to see the program in action.
Located in News / 2011 News
UNC scientists collaborate on colon cancer therapy comparative effectiveness study
In 2008 UNC and Harvard University’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston were selected by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to carry out accelerated practical studies examining the comparative effectiveness of cancer treatments. The collaboration is called the Cancer Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness (DEcIDE) Comparative Effectiveness Consortium.
Located in News / 2012 News
Study shows benefit of new maintenance therapy for multiple myeloma
Chapel Hill, NC – Multiple myeloma is a form of cancer where the plasma cells in the bone marrow grow out of control, causing damage to bones as well as predisposing patients to anemia, infection and kidney failure. A medical procedure called autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, commonly known as a stem cell transplant, is frequently an important treatment option for many patients.
Located in News / 2012 News
Scientists find missing link between players in the epigenetic code
New research from UNC has established the first link between the two most fundamental epigenetic tags -- histone modification and DNA methylation -- in humans.
Located in News / 2012 News