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Ethan Basch joins UNC Lineberger to lead cancer outcomes research program
Chapel Hill, NC – Ethan Basch, MD, has joined the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Basch will be an associate professor of medicine and director of the cancer outcomes research program.
Located in News / 2012 News
Carey highlighted in Society for Translational Oncology's journal
Dr. Carey talks about the importance of cancer research and her new role as Chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology and Physician-in-Chief of the N.C. Cancer Hospital.
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Der receives grant funding for pancreatic cancer research
Channing Der, PhD, Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Pharmacology, received a two-year $200,000 American Association for Cancer Research Innovative grant from the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. His grant will fund research on the mechanism of ERK inhibition resistance and ERK-dependent pancreatic cancer.
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UNC scientists describe protein that protects against colon cancer
Chapel Hill - A family of proteins is yielding new information about how it contributes to the development of gastrointestinal disease and cancer. A team of UNC scientists reports that in pre-clinical models, the absence of a protein called NLRP12 significantly increases susceptibility to colitis-associated colon cancer.
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UNC’s Neuro-oncology program recognizes Ependymoma Awareness Day on April 19th
UNC Cancer Care’s neuro-oncology program will recognize Ependymoma Awareness Day on April 19th, as part of the program’s overall efforts to increase public awareness of this rare tumor and the need for clinical studies to improve early diagnosis, standardize treatment and improve the health status of those living with this disease.
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Genetic pattern predicts response, metastasis in melanoma
A gene known to be mutated in many different cancers, but thought to be relatively unimportant in melanoma, may be a key indicator of how the disease will respond to radiation therapy and whether it will spread.
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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 researchers identify seventh and eighth bases of DNA
CHAPEL HILL – For decades, scientists have known that DNA consists of four basic units – adenine, guanine, thymine and cytosine. Those four bases have been taught in science textbooks and have formed the basis of the growing knowledge regarding how genes code for life. Yet in recent history, scientists have expanded that list from four to six.
Located in News / 2011 News
Bae-Jump to serve on NCI's Gynecologic Cancer Steering Committee
Victoria Bae-Jump, MD, PhD will serve a two-year term as a junior investigator on the Gynecologic Cancer Steering Committee of the National Cancer Institute, a member institute of the National Institutes of Health.
Located in News / 2012 News
Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Still A Hard Fight For African-American Women
Keith Amos, MD, quoted in The Huffington Post
Located in News / 2011 News