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UNC-Malawi cancer pathology laboratory is a model for Sub-Saharan Africa
by William Shawn Davis (wishda) published Aug 02, 2013 last modified Aug 08, 2013 10:13 AM — filed under:
Since 2011, the University of North Carolina has partnered with the government of Malawi to establish a pathology laboratory in the nation’s capital, building on an existing decades-long collaboration. The laboratory has provided an invaluable service to patients and has also built capacity at a national teaching hospital, according to an analysis of the first 20 months of operation published August 7 online by PLOS ONE.
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Inhibiting Macrophage MerTK Signaling Creates an Innate Immune Response Against Cancer
by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) published Jul 29, 2013 — filed under:
The tyrosine kinase MerTK plays a prominent role in the body’s immune response. MerTK signaling helps “calm” the body’s first line of immunity, the macrophage, while it performs the routine duties - clearing cells that die and healing damaged tissue.
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2013 UCRF Innovation Awards announced
by William Shawn Davis (wishda) published Jul 23, 2013 last modified Aug 06, 2013 03:04 PM — filed under:
UCRF Competitive Grants Program 2013 Innovation Awards were chosen from 51 applications. The awards provided $1,180,000 to support research among the six winners.
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Su awarded NIH grant to develop immune therapies for hepatitis B
by William Shawn Davis (wishda) published Jul 19, 2013 last modified Jul 19, 2013 09:00 AM — filed under:
The National Institute of Health has awarded University of North Carolina researcher Lishan Su, PhD, with a $2 million four-year R01 grant to investigate using a novel immune therapy to treat chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection.
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UNC Lineberger announces Marci Kramish Campbell Dissertation Award recipients
by William Shawn Davis (wishda) published Jul 17, 2013 last modified Jul 22, 2013 04:38 PM — filed under:
Shellie Ellis, MA, and Shelley Golden, PhD, of the Gillings School of Global Public Health are the 2013 recipients of the Marci Kramish Campbell Dissertation Award, a competitive $5,000 award to recognize excellence in dissertation research focused on cancer and the population sciences.
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Basch - National standards to evaluate health care quality based on how patients feel
by William Shawn Davis (wishda) published Jul 11, 2013 last modified Jul 11, 2013 02:45 PM — filed under:
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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Inhibiting Macrophage MerTK Signaling Creates an Innate Immune Response Against Cancer
by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) published Jul 08, 2013 last modified Jul 08, 2013 01:01 PM — filed under:
The tyrosine kinase MerTK plays a prominent role in the body’s immune response. MerTK signaling helps “calm” the body’s first line of immunity, the macrophage, while it performs the routine duties - clearing cells that die and healing damaged tissue.
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Kim named to Society of Surgical Oncology Executive Council
by William Shawn Davis (wishda) published Jun 14, 2013 last modified Jun 17, 2013 10:18 AM — filed under:
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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UNC Lineberger members present at 2013 ASCO Annual Meeting
by William Shawn Davis (wishda) published Jun 05, 2013 last modified Jun 06, 2013 09:06 AM — filed under:
More than 15 members and associates of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center presented their work to the attendees at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago.
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Smith - Worldwide cervical cancer prevention initiative announced at Women Deliver Conference in Malaysia
by William Shawn Davis (wishda) published May 28, 2013 last modified May 28, 2013 01:54 PM — filed under:
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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