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Grants to fund research into improving bone marrow transplant complications, outcomes
Chapel Hill, NC – Stefanie Sarantopoulos, MD, PhD, was recruited to UNC in 2009 with the help of the University Cancer Research Fund. Now she is a recipient of two grants that have helped establish her own laboratory to look into the causes of chronic Graft vs. Host Disease. Sarantopoulos is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology and Microbiology and Immunology and a member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Located in News / 2011 News
UNC scientists offer first evidence of using biologically targeted nanoparticles to boost radiation therapy effects
Chapel Hill - Making a tumor more sensitive to radiotherapy is a primary goal of combining chemo and radiation therapy to treat many types of cancer, but with the chemotherapy drugs come unwanted side effects.
Located in News / 2011 News
Wrapped up in making a difference
Tori Frahm has experienced just eight Christmases, but she epitomizes the true spirit of the holiday. She and her family organized collection and delivery of 750 presents for pediatric oncology patients and their siblings at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. The gifts helped 125 families have a brighter holiday.
Located in News / 2012 News
Tobacco companies, convenience stores form 'deadly alliance' to entice kids to smoke, report says
Tobacco companies have enlisted convenience stores as their most important partners in marketing tobacco products and fighting policies that reduce tobacco use, according to a report released today by leading public health organizations, including The University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health.
Located in News / 2012 News
University of North Carolina and SAS fight cancer together
UNC Lineberger and SAS developing technology that tracks patient characteristics, treatment and outcomes
Located in News / 2011 News
UNC study looks at dose levels of the breast cancer drug, tamoxifen
Using a patient’s genetic information can be successfully used to manage the drug concentrations of tamoxifen, a drug used to treat and prevent breast cancer.
Located in News / 2011 News
Cancer Rumors: What Are They and How They May Help People Cope, Make Sense of Diagnosis
What are cancer rumors and why do people share them?
Located in News / 2012 News
University Cancer Research Fund Grant Teams Lineberger Faculty with Renaissance Computing Institute to Battle Skin Cancer
CHAPEL HILL, NC - A new collaboration between melanoma researchers in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), and researchers from the departments of computer science, epidemiology, biostatistics, and statistics and operations research at UNC Chapel Hill aims to use image analysis techniques to aid doctors in the fight against melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer.
Located in News / 2011 News
UNC’s Myron Cohen and Terry Magnuson elected to Institute of Medicine
Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.
Located in News / 2012 News
Dare County Holds “Lunch & Learn” Sessions on Cancer
On June 20, Dr. Lisa Carey, medical director of the UNC Breast Center, gave a talk on “Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Breast Cancer But Were Afraid to Ask” in Dare County. This inaugural “Lunch & Learn” was held in the Cancer Resource Center of the Outer Banks Hospital with an at-capacity crowd of 40 people.
Located in News / 2011 News