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Triangle Business Journal recognizes Martin with 2018 Women in Business Award

Triangle Business Journal recognizes Martin with 2018 Women in Business Award

UNC Lineberger's Barbara Alvarez Martin, MPH, honored for her work to bring together public and business organizations to improve the health and well-being of Triangle-area communities and residents.

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To halt breast cancer’s spread, scientists block amino acid found in asparagus

To halt breast cancer’s spread, scientists block amino acid found in asparagus

UNC Lineberger researchers, including Charles M. Perou, PhD, and Lisa A. Carey, MD, were part of a preclinical study that found blocking the production of asparagine with a drug called L-asparaginase in mice with aggressive triple negative breast tumors, and putting them on a low-asparagine diet, reduced the breast tumor’s ability to spread.

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UNC Lineberger researchers identify genetic ‘seeds’ of metastatic breast cancer

UNC Lineberger researchers identify genetic ‘seeds’ of metastatic breast cancer

In the Journal of Clinical Investigation, UNC Lineberger researchers Lisa A. Carey, MD, Charles M. Perou, PhD, and Carey Anders, MD, Marni Siegel and colleagues published their analysis of the genetic differences they discovered in patients’ primary breast cancers and their metastatic cancers.

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Prognostic tool could identify high-risk breast cancer patients

Prognostic tool could identify high-risk breast cancer patients

In the journal Cell Chemical Biology, researchers led by UNC Lineberger's Xian Chen, PhD, report on potential prognostic tool that could be used to identify high-risk patients within particular subtypes of breast cancer.

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