James P. Evans, MD, PhD, Bryson Distinguished Professor of Genetics and Medicine, is quoted about a case before the U.S. Supreme Court involving Myriad Genetics attempts to patent two human genes related to breast and ovarian cancer.
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have "rationally rewired" some of the cell's smallest components to create proteins that can be switched on or off by command. These "protein switches" can be used to interrogate the inner workings of each cell, helping scientists uncover the molecular mechanisms of human health and disease.
UNC Lineberger was well represented at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting held in Washington, DC.
A team led by Dr. Stanley Lemon discovered that hepatitis A virus does not have an envelope when found in the environment, but acquires one from the cells that it grows in within the liver. It circulates in the blood completely cloaked in these membranes.
Lisa A. Carey, MD, Medical Director of the UNC Breast Center, the Chief of Hematology/Oncology, the Physician-in-Chief of the N.C. Cancer Hospital, and UNC Lineberger member, discusses the use of everolimus in the metastatic and adjuvant settings of breast cancer.
Neil Hayes, MD, MPH, associate professor in UNC's Division of Hematology and Oncology, presented on the patterns of genomic alterations in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC) at the AACR's 2013 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Satish Gopal, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the divisions of hematology/oncology and infectious diseases at the UNC School of Medicine, describes his experiences in assisting Kamuzu Central Hospital in the creation of a lab to diagnose and research cancer in Malawi.
The accomplishment provides a much-needed resource for scientists eager to uncover the true mechanisms of human stem cell biology. It also enables them to explore new tactics to treat inflammatory bowel disease or to ameliorate the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, which often damage the gut.
Cancer patients at UNC and Duke have one less thing to worry about, thanks to the recently launched Cancer Pro Bono Legal Project. This cutting-edge collaboration among the law schools and cancer centers at the two universities and the North Carolina Bar Association offers free legal services to local cancer patients. The project has won funding from the Kenan Biddle Foundation as well as the North Carolina Bar Foundation.
Hyman B. Muss, MD, Professor of Medicine, Director of Geriatric Oncology, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, discusses the need for a team environment when treating an older patient at OncLive.
Men who have dependent children and whose spouses or partners died from cancer are an overlooked population. These fathers face unique challenges not addressed by traditional grief support groups that often attract an older, female population.
NBC's Today Show spotlighted the first-of-its-kind program designed to help single dad's who have lost a spouse to cancer. NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports on the group's efforts.
Research conducted in fruit flies at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine has pinpointed a specific DNA sequence that both triggers the formation of the “histone locus body” and turns on all the histone genes in the entire block.
Craven County resident, Cindy Sills, has alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancerous tumor of the muscles that are attached to bones. She and her husband work to raise awareness of rare rare soft-tissue cancer.
James Evans, director of UNC's Clinical Cancer Genetics program and UNC Lineberger member, says it is time for a public health strategy that focuses on genetic testing of healthy adults.
Barbara Fredrickson, professor of psychology and UNC Lineberger member, writes in an editorial in the New York Times that the physical and psychological tools that allow us to relate to others can diminish with lack of use.
Oliver Smithies did not set out to become one of the world’s foremost pioneers in cancer research. He merely had a question that needed answering.
“It’s a lifesaver.” That’s how Frances Patterson, a breast cancer patient, describes the therapy she receives for lymphedema through the UNC Comprehensive Cancer Support Program.
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have discovered that a protein found in the cells surrounding pancreatic cancers play a role in the spread of the disease to other parts of the body.
Ribisl predicts that new regulations preventing the open display of cigarettes in stores could lead to a reduction in smoking over time.