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Dark matter made visible before the final cut
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Research findings from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine are shining a light on an important regulatory role performed by the so-called dark matter, or “junk DNA,” within each of our genes.
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The power to help, hurt and confuse: direct-to-consumer whole genome testing
CHAPEL HILL – The era of widely available next generation personal genomic testing has arrived and with it the ability to quickly and relatively affordably learn the sequence of your entire genome. This would include what is referred to as the “exome,” your complete set of protein-coding sequences.
Located in News / 2011 News
UNC team reports link between protein overexpression and head and neck cancer outcomes
Chapel Hill - A team of UNC scientists report that in laboratory studies, overexpression of a specific protein could be used as a prognostic marker and as a guide for therapeutic choices for patients with head and neck cancer. Their findings appear in the September 9, 2011 online issue of the journal Clinical Cancer Research.
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Kinase test may yield big gains for drug-resistant cancers
Chapel Hill, NC – In a paper published today in the journal Cell, a team from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill unveils the first broad-based test for activation of protein kinases “en masse”, enabling measurement of the mechanism behind drug-resistant cancer and rational prediction of successful combination therapies.
Located in News / 2012 News
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
UNC scientist receives grant to identify biomarkers for breast cancer recurrence risk
Chapel Hill - A UNC scientist was awarded one of seven grants presented by the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer at their seventh annual event in Charlotte, NC.
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No evidence for potential competition between human papillomavirus types in men
Chapel Hill - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recently recommended that teenage boys be vaccinated against the human papillomavirus.
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UNC scientist to study post-mastectomy breast reconstruction surgery decision making
Chapel Hill - Deciding whether or not to have breast reconstruction after mastectomy is highly challenging for many patients. Clara Lee, MD, MPP, a UNC School of Medicine physician/scientist, has received a five-year grant award to examine patients’ decision-making process about reconstruction and the effects of reconstruction on quality of life and body image. The $862,700.00 career development award to the plastic and reconstructive surgeon is from the National Institutes of Health.
Located in News / 2011 News
2012 Oncology Excellence Award recipients announced
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and UNC Cancer Care honored four employees with 2012 Excellence Awards.
Located in News / 2012 News
Cancer one of three UNC specialties nationally ranked by U.S. News
Overall, eleven specialties at UNC Hospitals were recognized as nationally ranked or high performing by U.S. News & World Report in its annual "America's Best Hospitals" issue.
Located in News / 2012 News