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Multidisciplinary research urged for optimal melanoma surgery
UNC surgical oncologist co-authors Lancet editorial
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UNC project collaborating with Fayetteville community to address cancer disparities
Input sought from Fayetteville’s African-American and Latino communities
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UNC scientists recommend rethinking brain MRI for early-stage lung cancer patients
UNC scientists report that in early stage, asymptomatic non-small cell lung cancer, early brain recurrences are potentially detectable prior to surgery and recommend that physicians consider including a routine pre-operative staging brain MRI. In addition, patients whose tumors are determined to be higher risk based on the findings at surgery, should consider post-operative MRI to offer early treatment of unrecognized metastasis.
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Combination therapy beneficial for head and neck skin carcinomas, UNC study shows
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Patients who have high-risk non-melanoma skin carcinomas of the head and neck may benefit from concomitant radiotherapy and chemotherapy, according to a UNC-led study. Their study is the first to report on multiple patients with these skin carcinomas treated simultaneously with radio-and chemotherapy.
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UNC scientist proves potential of new nanoparticle design for cancer therapy
Chapel Hill - A new type of nanoparticle developed in the laboratories at the University of North Carolina has shown potential for more effective delivery of chemotherapy to treat cancer. Wenbin Lin, PhD, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Pharmacy, and colleagues report their finding online in advance of print on September 14, 2011 in Angewandte Chemie, the German-based flagship chemistry journal.
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2011 Oncology Nursing Excellence and Clinical Excellence Award winners announced
Chapel Hill - The Oncology Nursing Excellence and Clinical Services Excellence Awards recognize four employees who exemplify the very best in cancer care at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and UNC Cancer Care.
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Lawrence Marks, MD, appointed Dr. Sidney K. Simon Distinguished Professor of Oncology Research
Chapel Hill, NC – Lawrence B. Marks, MD, chairman of the UNC Department of Radiation Oncology, has been appointed the Dr. Sidney K. Simon Distinguished Professor of Oncology Research at UNC-Chapel Hill. The professorship, established by a $500K gift from Wally (class of ’66) and Lil Loewenbaum of Austin, Texas, is named in honor of Mr. Loewenbaum’s grandfather, Dr. Sidney K. Simon.
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Jacobson receives award for his contributions to the field of fluorescence
Ken Jacobson, PhD, Kenan Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology in the UNC School of Medicine, received the Gregorio Weber Award for Excellence in Fluorescence Theory and Applications at the annual meeting of the Biophysical Society in Baltimore, Maryland.
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Welcome to this year’s hematology/oncology fellows
Six new fellows have joined the Division of Hematology/Oncology.
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UNC Scientists Create "Excellent" Probe to Study Gene-Controlling Proteins
Collaboration between University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Canadian scientists has resulted in a molecular probe capable of specifically targeting two proteins that affect a wide range of biological functions in humans by controlling the expression of certain genes.
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