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B Cell survival holds key to chronic graft vs. host disease
Chapel Hill, NC – Leukemia and lymphoma patients who receive life-saving stem cell or bone marrow transplants often experience chronic side effects that significantly decrease quality of life, can last a lifetime, and ultimately affect their long-term survival.
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Triangle Bladder Cancer Support Group: Here to Help
Bladder cancer patients in the Triangle area are not alone. They have a monthly group where “true loving support for each other” is shared, says David Langham, a bladder cancer survivor and one of the organizers of the group.
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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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Todd Auman, PhD, appointed director of UNC Lineberger’s Tissue Procurement Facility
Todd Auman, PhD, has been appointed director of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Tissue Procurement Facility.
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Diving into the Summer Olympics, UNC Lineberger employee's special connection
Ana McCrory of the Tissue Culture Facility will be making a special trip to London in July. She, her husband, Doug, their son, Lucas, and other family members are traveling to cheer on her son, Nick, who is a member of the 11-member US diving team for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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DeSimone talks about research, developing new medicines
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UNC-authored text wins British Medical Association prize
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Junk-food diets spur inflammation more than saturated fats alone
A diet based on American junk food could lead to more obesity-induced inflammation than a diet high in animal fat, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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UNC Lineberger announces 2011 Joseph S. Pagano Awards
Chapel Hill, NC – Christophe Guilluy, PhD, Wenjin Liu, PhD and JinZhu Duan, PhD are the first, second, and third place recipients of the Joseph S. Pagano Award for a paper by a postdoctoral fellow published in 2011.
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UNC Curriculum in Genetics and Molecular Biology rated among the very best
Training the next generation of scientists is vital to continued progress in understanding cancer and all human disease. But how do students evaluate the programs offered by colleges and universities to decide which program is the best fit for them?
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