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NIH Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Research Program appoints Chung to Institutional Review Board

NIH Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Research Program appoints Chung to Institutional Review Board

UNC Lineberger's Arlene Chung, MD, MHA, MMCi, will serve as an inaugural member of the NIH Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program Institutional Review Board.

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Blood cancer treatment may age immune cells as much as 30 years

Blood cancer treatment may age immune cells as much as 30 years

Researchers led by UNC Lineberger Director Norman Sharpless, MD, and William Wood, MD, uncovered clues that suggest that stem cell transplant is linked to a marked increase in the “molecular age” of these immune cells in a group of patients with blood cancer.

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Researchers question process for reviewing coverage of ‘off label’ cancer drug use

Researchers question process for reviewing coverage of ‘off label’ cancer drug use

In a paper published online by the Journal of the American Medical Association, UNC Lineberger physician-researchers led by Ethan Basch, MD, MSc, raised concerns that there are inconsistencies between the five reference guides, or compendia, that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services uses to determine which drugs it will reimburse for off-label uses in cancer care.

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Study finds links between physicians setting cancer care guidelines and drug industry

Study finds links between physicians setting cancer care guidelines and drug industry

UNC Lineberger researchers, led by Aaron Mitchell, MD, found a high prevalence of financial relationships among authors who helped develop a leading set of cancer care guidelines in the United States in a study published in JAMA Oncology. They say the work lays the foundation for future studies of whether the payments influenced clinical practice or guideline recommendations.

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