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Racial gaps persist in how breast cancer survivors function, feel during treatment and after

Racial gaps persist in how breast cancer survivors function, feel during treatment and after

A UNC Lineberger study published in the journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment drew upon surveys that assessed health-related quality of life issues for women aged 20 to 74 years who lived in North Carolina and had breast cancer. The analysis was part of the third phase of the Carolina Breast Cancer Study.

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Scientists discover interplay of yin-yang antagonists vital for cell division

Scientists discover interplay of yin-yang antagonists vital for cell division

Although mutated versions of the protein Cdh1 have not been found in cancers, the protein’s degradation at a key moment during the cell cycle may spur on cancerous cell division.

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Breast cancer researchers receive $2.5 million in Susan G. Komen grants

Breast cancer researchers receive $2.5 million in Susan G. Komen grants

Susan G. Komen has announced more than $2.5 million in grants for UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers. The organization, which funded eight grants for nearly $2.97 million to researchers in North Carolina, has a goal of reducing breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50 percent across the next decade.

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Harnessing radiation to improve immunotherapy response in metastatic melanoma

Harnessing radiation to improve immunotherapy response in metastatic melanoma

Andrew Z. Wang, MD, a UNC Lineberger member and associate professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology, received an award from the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity to study a potential mechanism for improving immunotherapy for metastatic melanoma in the lungs.

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