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Timothy Lai - A single father gives back
The past year has been a very difficult one for Timothy Lai, a New York City public school teacher. His wife Esther, who fought terminal breast cancer for eight years, passed away exactly a week before Christmas. While deeply mourning his wife, Timothy struggled with how to cope with the loss himself and help his teenage Leif endure this trying life experience.
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Komen awards more than $875,000 to UNC Lineberger researchers
Susan G. Komen® has awarded over $875,000 in research funding to UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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Transcription factors regulating blood oxygen linked to melanoma metastases
Transcription factors regulating blood oxygen linked to melanoma metastases
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Novel monoclonal antibody inhibits tumor growth in breast cancer and angiosarcoma
A monoclonal antibody targeting a protein known as SFPR2 has been shown by researchers at the University of North Carolina to inhibit tumor growth in pre-clinical models of breast cancer and angiosarcoma.
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Self-collection of samples for HPV testing shows promise in detection of cervical cancer in Kenya
In Kenya, women face a cervical cancer mortality rate that is approximately 10 times as high as in the United States. A study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggests that training women to self-collect genital samples to test for human papillomavirus (HPV), the causative agent of cervical cancer, can increase the coverage rates of cervical cancer screening. Higher screening coverage helps increase rates of detection of cervical lesions and ultimately treatment of the disease.
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Basch: Patient participation must play a larger role in research
Patients must take a larger role in participating in and assisting in determining priorities for medical research, according to an editorial published in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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Smith interviewed by Agence France Presse on cervical cancer stigma in India
Jennifer Smith, PhD, MPH, research associate professor at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, says that lack of awareness and stigma about the illness hinders prevention of the disease.
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Dees and Hayes named co-leaders of UNC Lineberger Clinical Research Program
Claire Dees, MD, and Neil Hayes, MD, MPH, have been appointed as co-leaders of the Clinical Research Program at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Dees and Hayes have extensive and complementary expertise in translational and clinical research. As co-leaders of the Clinical Research Program, they will help plan the efforts of UNC Lineberger’s physician researchers to move discoveries into innovative trials of new therapeutic approaches.
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Rimer awarded American Cancer Society Medal of Honor
Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, Dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor of the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been awarded the American Cancer Society (ACS) Medal of Honor for her "seminal cancer research efforts."
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IMRT may not be more effective than older radiation techniques after prostatectomy
Intensity-modulated radiation therapy has become the most commonly used type of radiation in prostate cancer, but research from the University of North Carolina suggests that the therapy may not be more effective than older, less expensive forms of radiation therapy in patients who have had a prostatectomy.
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