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Lymphedema therapy provides relief for cancer patients
“It’s a lifesaver.” That’s how Frances Patterson, a breast cancer patient, describes the therapy she receives for lymphedema through the UNC Comprehensive Cancer Support Program.
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Charles Perou Receives 2013 Battle Cancer Research Award
Charles Perou, PhD, the May Goldman Shaw Distinguished Professor of Molecular Oncology, has been honored with the 2013 Hyman L. Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award in recognition of his accomplishments in cancer research. Dr. Perou is a member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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The value of randomized clinical trials in radiation oncology clinical practice
Cancer patients, physicians and insurers want to be sure that whatever therapy is recommended and provided to patients is based on evidence, preferably results from randomized clinical trials. But are there enough clinical trials data to provide this level of confidence?
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Pignone - Eligibility for aspirin for primary prevention in men increases when cancer mortality benefit added
While aspirin has been shown to be effective in preventing heart attacks in men, it also increases the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding and possibly stroke, even at low doses. As such, national guidelines suggest that aspirin be used for prevention only in men at higher risk for cardiovascular events, so that the benefits of aspirin are greater than its adverse effects.
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Four UNC nursing graduate students awarded American Cancer Society scholarships
Four UNC School of Nursing students have been awarded American Cancer Society Graduate Scholarships in Cancer Nursing Practice. The recipients are Sean Gallagher, RN; April Lenker, RN; Melissa Matson, RN; and Lori Walker, RN.
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UNC scientists identify possible KRAS downstream target for pancreatic cancer therapy
While the mutated KRAS oncogene is associated with many cancers, it has not yet been successfully targeted by a therapeutic agent. Scientists are trying to find another way to target the gene by blocking signals from another protein downstream.
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Human and canine lymphomas share molecular similarities, first large-scale comparison shows
Humans and their pet dogs are close, so close that they both develop a type of cancer called diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. In humans it’s the most common lymphoma subtype while in dogs, it’s one of the most common cancers in veterinary oncology.
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Yeh and Johnson awarded Lustgarten Foundation grant for pancreatic cancer
Jen Jen Yeh, MD, and Gary Johnson, PhD, were awarded a $326,708.00 grant from the Lustgarten Foundation for a one-year pilot study to investigate the kinome landscape of pancreatic cancer.
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Murine study predicts cancer drug responsiveness in human tumors
It’s a GEMM of a system. Genetically engineered mouse models that is. Using them allows scientists to study cancer in a way that more naturally mimics how human tumors exist within the complex environment of the body.
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Factors Influencing Delay in Breast Cancer Treatment Differ For African-American and White Women
Different factors influence delay between diagnosis and first course of treatment for breast cancer for African-American and White women.
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