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Novel monoclonal antibody inhibits tumor growth in breast cancer and angiosarcoma
A monoclonal antibody targeting a protein known as SFPR2 has been shown by researchers at the University of North Carolina to inhibit tumor growth in pre-clinical models of breast cancer and angiosarcoma.
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Kim named to Society of Surgical Oncology Executive Council
HJ Kim, MD, associate professor in UNC’s division of surgical oncology and endocrinology, has been named as a member of the Society of Surgical Oncology's (SSO) Executive Council.
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Wan - GATA-3 Is Important for the Regulation and Maintenance of the Immune System
The protein GATA-3 plays an important role in mammalian immune response, but its overall function in cell development and cancer formation is not well understood. In an effort to further define the importance of GATA-3, researchers at the University of North Carolina have traced how the protein performs important functions in CD8+T-cell type of the immune system.
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Komen awards more than $800,000 to UNC Lineberger researchers
Susan G. Komen for the Cure has awarded more than $800,000 to researchers with the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to fund research into fighting cancer.
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Rimer awarded American Cancer Society Medal of Honor
Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, Dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor of the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been awarded the American Cancer Society (ACS) Medal of Honor for her "seminal cancer research efforts."
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Smith - Worldwide cervical cancer prevention initiative announced at Women Deliver Conference in Malaysia
Cervical cancer kills an estimated 275,000 women each year, and most of these deaths could be prevented with prophylactic HPV vaccination, routine cervical cancer screening and continuity to treatment. At the Women Deliver Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, delegates and experts from around the world announced a global call to action to combat this preventable disease through collaboration with and information sharing by the world’s governments and health agencies on May 27, 2013.
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DeSimone microneedle patch featured in ScienceNews
A rapidly-dissolvable microneedle patch developed by a UNC team led by Joseph DeSimone, William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, and director of the UNC Institute for Advanced Materials, Nanoscience, and Technology and member of UNC Lineberger, allows for painless injections of medicine and vaccines.
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IMRT may not be more effective than older radiation techniques after prostatectomy
Intensity-modulated radiation therapy has become the most commonly used type of radiation in prostate cancer, but research from the University of North Carolina suggests that the therapy may not be more effective than older, less expensive forms of radiation therapy in patients who have had a prostatectomy.
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Basch - National standards to evaluate health care quality based on how patients feel
National quality assessment programs usually measure and reward practices based on improving clinical processes such as re-hospitalization or infection rates. While this type of information is important and useful to clinicians, it doesn’t always take into account what is most important to the patient and families of the patient receiving care, such as the management of long-term symptoms or ability to conduct daily activities.
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