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DNA replication protein also has a role in mitosis, cancer
The finding presents a possible explanation for why so many cancers possess not just genomic instability, but also more or less than the usual 46 DNA-containing chromosomes.
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Grant to fund use of kinase test in HER2-positive breast cancer
Chapel Hill, NC – Susan G. Komen for the Cure® has awarded a grant of almost $900,000 to Lisa A. Carey, MD, and Gary Johnson, PhD, to research clinical applications for the first broad-based test for protein kinase activation and response to inhibitory drugs in HER2-positive breast cancer.
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HHMI Bulletin explores James Bear's research
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Berg quoted in The Wall Street Journal's Health Blog
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Norman E. Sharpless, MD, appointed the Wellcome Distinguished Professor in Cancer Research
Chapel Hill, NC – Norman E. “Ned” Sharpless, MD, professor of medicine and genetics and Associate Director for Translational Research at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center has been appointed the Wellcome Distinguished Professor in Cancer Research. The professorship was established by the School of Medicine in 1988 with gifts from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund and the William A. Smith Trust of Wadesboro, NC. The gifts were supplemented by the state of North Carolina the Distinguished Professors Endowment Trust Fund to create the endowed professorship.
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UNC study highlights diagnosis of lung cancer subtypes
In the processes of treating most cancers, one of the key pieces of information is the appearance of the tumor under the microscope using a technique called light microscopy. In lung cancer, for example, the appearance of the tumor determines both which chemotherapies are safe and which chemotherapies are effective. In addition, tumor appearance also suggests which patients should be tested for mutations that can be targeted by some of the most effective and safest drugs on the market.
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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.
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PSA test discussed, Brewer quoted
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BCBSNC Names Dr. Lisa Carey to Board of Trustees
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) has announced Dr. Lisa Carey, Medical Director of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) Breast Center and Associate Director of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, as the newest member of its board of trustees.
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N.C. Children's Hospital achieves high rankings in several specialties including cancer
Congratulations to the N.C. Children’s Hospital for receiving top rankings in 10 out of 10 clinical categories in U.S. News & World Report’s 2012-13 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” list. The N.C. Children’s Hospital is ranked 26th in cancer.
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