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Ollila appointed James H. and Jesse E. Millis Distinguished Professor
by Dianne Shaw published Aug 26, 2013 — filed under:
David Ollila, MD, professor of surgery, has been appointed to the James H. and Jesse E. Millis Distinguished Professorship. The $1.5 million professorship was established by their son, William (Bill) Millis in honor of his parents, Jim and Jesse Millis of High Point, N.C.
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NCI Provocative Questions grants awarded to three at UNC Lineberger
by William Shawn Davis (wishda) published Aug 20, 2013 last modified Aug 20, 2013 08:51 AM — filed under:
UNC Lineberger scientists Blossom Damania, PhD, Dirk Dittmer, PhD, and Liza Makowski, PhD, have been awarded two-year National Cancer Institute Provocative Questions grants.
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New study shows on balance that prostate cancer prevention drug appears to provide benefit
by William Shawn Davis (wishda) published Aug 19, 2013 — filed under:
A team of researchers has published their analysis of survival rates among study participants in the 2003 Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial showing that the prostate drug finasteride does not decrease survival after a diagnosis of prostate cancer. Their 2003 publication found that while the drug finasteride significantly reduced the risk of prostate cancer, it was associated with an increased risk of high-grade disease and possibly decreased survival.
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RNA Diagnostic Test from Paraffin Improves Lung Cancer Diagnosis Over Routine Microscopic Evaluation Alone
by William Shawn Davis (wishda) published Jul 16, 2013 last modified Jul 16, 2013 09:17 AM — filed under:
Knowing what type of lung cancer a patient has is critical to determine which drug will work best and which therapies are safest in the era of personalized medicine. Key to making that judgment is an adequate tumor specimen for the pathologist to determine the tumor’s histology, a molecular description of a tumor based on the appearance of cells under a microscope. But not all specimens are perfect, and are sometimes so complex that a definitive diagnosis presents a challenge.
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Factors Influencing Delay in Breast Cancer Treatment Differ For African-American and White Women
by William Shawn Davis (wishda) published Jul 09, 2013 last modified Jul 10, 2013 08:55 AM — filed under:
Different factors influence delay between diagnosis and first course of treatment for breast cancer for African-American and White women.
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Murine study predicts cancer drug responsiveness in human tumors
by William Shawn Davis (wishda) published Jul 01, 2013 last modified Jul 03, 2013 05:13 PM — filed under:
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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Murine study predicts cancer drug responsiveness in human tumors
by William Shawn Davis (wishda) published Jul 01, 2013 last modified Jul 01, 2013 10:31 AM — filed under:
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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Yeh and Johnson awarded Lustgarten Foundation grant for pancreatic cancer
by William Shawn Davis (wishda) published Jun 28, 2013 last modified Jun 28, 2013 12:37 PM — filed under:
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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Human and canine lymphomas share molecular similarities, first large-scale comparison shows
by William Shawn Davis (wishda) published Jun 25, 2013 last modified Jun 26, 2013 09:07 AM — filed under:
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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Four UNC nursing graduate students awarded American Cancer Society scholarships
by William Shawn Davis (wishda) published Jun 10, 2013 — filed under:
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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