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Study finds Fitbits can be used to monitor symptoms in transplant patients
UNC Lineberger researchers say the findings of a new study published in the journal Quality of Life Research indicate that activity trackers could be a useful tool for tracking symptoms and physical function. These trackers may be especially useful for patients who are not able to self-report symptoms using questionnaires because of language barriers, literacy, cognitive or health status.
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Researchers advance studies of ultrasound that can image cancer’s abnormal vessels
UNC Lineberger researchers are studying a new form of ultrasound that can image the abnormal blood vessels feeding tumors. In a new study, they used this ultrasound technique to show that the abnormal blood vessels feeding cancer tumors extend beyond the tumor borders.
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Study finds sizeable minority of physicians do not strongly endorse HPV vaccine
Researchers surveyed more than 700 pediatricians and family physicians about their recommendations for the HPV vaccine, finding that 27 percent did not strongly endorse the vaccine. The findings are significant as low uptake of HPV vaccination is contributing to a national crisis in cancer prevention, said UNC Lineberger researcher and study senior author Noel Brewer.
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Subgroup of women with HER-2-positive breast cancer highly sensitive to treatments, study finds
A UNC Lineberger-led study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology identified a group of women with HER2 positive breast cancer who could benefit from less intensive targeted treatment
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UNC Lineberger, NCCU awarded grants for cancer research partnership
UNC Lineberger and North Carolina Central University were awarded grants totaling more than $11 million for cancer research that addresses disparities in cancer incidence and death for African-Americans in North Carolina.
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UNC School of Medicine Names Inaugural Yang Family Biomedical Scholars
The award, made possible through a donation from Lenovo chairman and CEO Yuanqing Yang, recognizes the research achievements of young tenured faculty.
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Most favorable-risk, HPV-positive head and neck cancer patients in study cancer-free following lower intensity chemo and radiation
A study led by a UNC Lineberger researcher found that lower doses of chemotherapy and radiation produced complete pathologic responses in 86 percent of a group of HPV-positive patients.
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UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center receives $10 million commitment to support cancer research
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today announced a $10 million gift commitment to the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center from Ken and Cheryl Williams of Burlington, N.C. The couple has designated their gift for the Ken and Cheryl Williams Fund for Venture Initiatives at UNC Lineberger, the state’s only public comprehensive cancer center.
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Study by UNC Lineberger scientist details role of tumor suppressor
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers are working to better understand the cell-to-cell signaling that can cause precancerous polyps in the colon when signaling goes awry. In a study published in the open-access journal eLife, they describe the role of a key tumor suppressor protein called APC in helping to keep cells in the colon crypts from growing out of control.
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UNC Lineberger-led study finds higher vitamin D and calcium intake does not reduce colorectal polyp risk
A UNC Lineberger-led study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that vitamin D and calcium supplements do not reduce the risk of colorectal adenomas, which are benign tumors that can evolve into colorectal cancer.
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