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Komen awards more than $800,000 to UNC Lineberger researchers
Susan G. Komen for the Cure has awarded more than $800,000 to researchers with the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to fund research into fighting cancer.
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Inhibiting Macrophage MerTK Signaling Creates an Innate Immune Response Against Cancer
The tyrosine kinase MerTK plays a prominent role in the body’s immune response. MerTK signaling helps “calm” the body’s first line of immunity, the macrophage, while it performs the routine duties - clearing cells that die and healing damaged tissue.
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2013 UCRF Innovation Awards announced
UCRF Competitive Grants Program 2013 Innovation Awards were chosen from 51 applications. The awards provided $1,180,000 to support research among the six winners.
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Su awarded NIH grant to develop immune therapies for hepatitis B
The National Institute of Health has awarded University of North Carolina researcher Lishan Su, PhD, with a $2 million four-year R01 grant to investigate using a novel immune therapy to treat chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection.
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UNC Lineberger announces Marci Kramish Campbell Dissertation Award recipients
Shellie Ellis, MA, and Shelley Golden, PhD, of the Gillings School of Global Public Health are the 2013 recipients of the Marci Kramish Campbell Dissertation Award, a competitive $5,000 award to recognize excellence in dissertation research focused on cancer and the population sciences.
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Basch - National standards to evaluate health care quality based on how patients feel
National quality assessment programs usually measure and reward practices based on improving clinical processes such as re-hospitalization or infection rates. While this type of information is important and useful to clinicians, it doesn’t always take into account what is most important to the patient and families of the patient receiving care, such as the management of long-term symptoms or ability to conduct daily activities.
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Kim named to Society of Surgical Oncology Executive Council
HJ Kim, MD, associate professor in UNC’s division of surgical oncology and endocrinology, has been named as a member of the Society of Surgical Oncology's (SSO) Executive Council.
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UNC Lineberger members present at 2013 ASCO Annual Meeting
More than 15 members and associates of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center presented their work to the attendees at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago.
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Smith - Worldwide cervical cancer prevention initiative announced at Women Deliver Conference in Malaysia
Cervical cancer kills an estimated 275,000 women each year, and most of these deaths could be prevented with prophylactic HPV vaccination, routine cervical cancer screening and continuity to treatment. At the Women Deliver Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, delegates and experts from around the world announced a global call to action to combat this preventable disease through collaboration with and information sharing by the world’s governments and health agencies on May 27, 2013.
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Wan - GATA-3 Is Important for the Regulation and Maintenance of the Immune System
The protein GATA-3 plays an important role in mammalian immune response, but its overall function in cell development and cancer formation is not well understood. In an effort to further define the importance of GATA-3, researchers at the University of North Carolina have traced how the protein performs important functions in CD8+T-cell type of the immune system.
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