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Editorial urges rapid clinical trials for targeted breast cancer therapies
Chapel Hill, NC – In an editorial published today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, UNC associate professor E. Claire Dees, MD, reviews current evidence on the safety and efficacy of combination therapies currently used for metastatic breast cancer and urges clinical researchers to move forward with new studies that leverage advances in the identification of tumor biomarkers.
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Allbritton talks about studying cells
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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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UNC partners with Community Health Centers to improve colorectal cancer screening
Toolkit moves best practices to the community
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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.
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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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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.
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Study confirms males and females have at least one thing in common: upregulating X
Cellular “mathematics” help equalize X chromosome gene expression
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