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UNC radiation oncology resident Nathan Sheets wins ASCO Merit Award
The Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) will award 20 oncology trainees with Merit Awards at the 2012 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium. The symposium will be held February 2 - 4, 2012 in San Francisco.
Located in News / 2011 News
UNC study shows potential for nanotechnology-based therapy for ovarian cancer
Chapel Hill - A UNC-led study has shown the potential for nanotechnology therapy for ovarian cancer. Scientists at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and Duke University Medical Center conducted a preclinical study using nanoparticle technology to deliver doses of chemo- and radiotherapy that specifically targeted metastasized ovarian cancer cells, eradicating the cancer and lessening the toxicities often associated with the treatment.
Located in News / 2011 News
Oncology nurse Delma Armstrong recognized for her patient care
Each month the Patient Resource Cancer Guide recognizes an oncology nurse who exhibits dedication and compassion for his/her patients and profession - Delma Armstrong, BSN, RN, OCN, is the featured oncology nurse for June 2011.
Located in News / 2011 News
Large international study discovers common genetic contributions to mental illness
CHAPEL HILL – A team of over 250 researchers from more than 20 countries have discovered that common genetic variations contribute to a person’s risk of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
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Biomedical Research Imaging Center to be fourth U.S. site for MRPET scanner
Chapel Hill, NC – UNC’s Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC) will be the fourth site in the United States to obtain a leading-edge imaging system called an MRPET scanner (also known as a PET-MRI). The machine will first be installed in current BRIC building but will be moved to the new building going up adjacent to the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and BRIC director Weili Lin, PhD, is already strategizing with top experts in the field to put this innovative technology to good use.
Located in News / 2011 News
UNC scientist to partner on nanoparticle vaccine for prostate cancer
Chapel Hill - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researcher Joseph DeSimone, PhD, will partner with scientists at two universities and a local biotechnology company to develop a nanoparticle vaccine for prostate cancer. The Prostate Cancer Foundation awarded the UNC-Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard-Johns Hopkins-Liquidia Technologies consortium a Challenge Award of $1 million, one of ten such awards funded by the organization.
Located in News / 2011 News
Gehrig named director of UNC Gynecologic Oncology
Paola Gehrig, MD, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, has been named director of UNC Gynecologic Oncology. In her new role she will oversee gynecologic oncology in the School of Medicine’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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Quicken Loans Carrier Classic Tickets Raise $45,000 for UNC Lineberger
Alumni Mortgage and Quicken Loans’ generous donation of two sets of tickets – plus a surprise donation of an additional pair by Coach Roy Williams, will send three sets of die-hard Tar Heel fans to San Diego to experience the 2011 Quicken Loans Carrier Classic on November 11, 2011.
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UNC researchers identify important step in sperm reprogramming
CHAPEL HILL – When sperm meets egg, the chemical instructions that tag sperm cells must be erased so that human life can start anew. One way these instructions are erased is through demethylation, the removal of specific chemical tags or methyl groups that dot the underlying DNA of cells. Though scientists have known about this phenomenon for a decade, exactly how such “reprogramming” occurs has proved elusive.
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2011 Oncology Nursing Excellence and Clinical Excellence Award winners announced
Chapel Hill - The Oncology Nursing Excellence and Clinical Services Excellence Awards recognize four employees who exemplify the very best in cancer care at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and UNC Cancer Care.
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