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Science, surgery, and start-ups - in depth with Dr. Nancy DeMore
UNC surgeon-scientist Dr. Nancy DeMore says, “As a physician, I’m acutely aware of how much more we need to learn about breast cancer and how urgently we need better therapies. It really gives me hope to be in the lab and to know that I’m working towards something that may make things better for patients.”
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UNC Lineberger member Kurt Ribisl co-authors study assessing online alcohol sales to minors
Kurt Ribisl, PhD, is co-author of the article “Internet Alcohol Sales to Minors” published online ahead of print in the May 2012 issue of the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.
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UNC Lineberger member James Evans quoted in Nature
James P. Evans, MD, PhD, Bryson Distinguished Professor of Genetics and Medicine, is quoted in an article discussing the fetal genome and the possibility of clinic procedures being introduced in the next couple of years.
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Mayer appointed to term on Cancer Survivorship Committee
Deborah Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN, associate professor in the UNC School of Nursing, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Cancer Survivorship Committee of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
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Bae-Jump receives grant to study impact of obesity on ovarian cancer
Victoria Bae-Jump, MD, PhD, has received a two-year $200,000 grant from the Department of Defense, to study “Preclinical and Clinical Investigations of the Impact of Obesity on Ovarian Cancer Pathogenesis.”
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Jennifer Bowman named Hometown Hero for June 11
WCHL named Jennifer Bowman a Hometown Hero for June 11, 2012. Each weekday the station selects a Hometown Hero who goes “over and above the call of duty,” exemplifying excellent service and dedication to others in the community.
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Combination therapy for triple-negative breast cancer disappointing
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – A recent clinical trial testing a combination therapy for basal-like (also known as triple-negative) breast cancer demonstrates that a combination of two drugs with promising preclinical results is not as effective as researchers had hoped.
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A Summer Final Four: Help Cornucopia House Win $25,000
Votes, not baskets, will propel Cornucopia House to the Final Four in a national competition for a $25K mobile technology grant from AtlanticBT.
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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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Gene inactivation drives spread of melanoma
Chapel Hill, NC – Why do some cancers spread rapidly to other organs and others don’t metastasize? A team of UNC researchers led by Norman Sharpless, MD, have identified a key genetic switch that determines whether melanoma, a lethal skin cancer, spreads by metastasis.
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