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UNC Lineberger researchers help map genetic mutations in skin cancer
UNC Lineberger researchers significantly contributed to a better understanding of the genetic alterations found in cutaneous melanoma as part of a multi-institution, international effort of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). Researchers collected samples from 331 patients and used several molecular methodologies to complete the study, the largest of its kind to-date for cutaneous melanoma. The findings were published in the journal Cell.
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UNC Lineberger study finds new potential melanoma drug target
A new treatment for melanoma could be on the horizon, thanks to a finding by a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center-led team. In the study, which was published online today in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, the authors report that they found high levels of an enzyme in melanoma samples that they believe is a potential drug target.
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Lower survival rates connected with high-risk melanoma with mutations, study finds
A UNC Lineberger-led study found that people with higher-risk melanoma containing either BRAF or NRAS gene mutations had lower survival rates.
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UNC’s multidisciplinary melanoma conference draws health professionals from around NC
The ninth annual UNC Multidisciplinary Melanoma Conference brought more than 120 health care professionals from across the state on Thursday, February 12 to learn about the detection and treatment of melanoma.
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UNC scientists discover hidden subpopulation of melanoma cells
The research, led by Andrew C. Dudley, has implications for developing cancer drugs that target blood vessels that feed tumors.
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Karyn Stitzenberg
MD, MPH, FACS, Assistant Professor, Surgical Oncology, UNC-Chapel Hill, Cancer Prevention and Control, Gastrointestinal Oncology Program, Melanoma Program
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Michael Meyers
MD, School of Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill, Clinical Research, UNC Breast Center, Gastrointestinal Oncology Program, Melanoma Program
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David Ollila
MD, Surgery, UNC-Chapel Hill, Clinical Research, UNC Breast Center, Gastrointestinal Oncology Program, Melanoma Program
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UNC Lineberger receives jointly awarded $1 million research grant to investigate novel target in melanoma
The $1 million award from the Melanoma Research Alliance and the Saban Family Foundation will support research to improve the treatment of melanoma, the most aggressive type of skin cancer.
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