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Human papillomavirus types do not replace others after large-scale vaccination

Vaccines against human papillomavirus (HPV) are now recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for both teenage boys and girls. The vaccine protects against the two most common types of the virus that cause cervical cancer: HPV 16 and 18. Is there a chance that the increased number of people vaccinated might result in an increase of other types of HPV that cause cancer?

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Diving into the Summer Olympics, UNC Lineberger employee's special connection

Diving into the Summer Olympics, UNC Lineberger employee's special connection

Ana McCrory of the Tissue Culture Facility will be making a special trip to London in July. She, her husband, Doug, their son, Lucas, and other family members are traveling to cheer on her son, Nick, who is a member of the 11-member US diving team for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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Dittmer selected to serve as chair of AIDS-Associated Opportunistic Infections and Cancer Study Section

Dittmer selected to serve as chair of AIDS-Associated Opportunistic Infections and Cancer Study Section

Dirk Dittmer, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology, has been selected to serve as chair of the AIDS-Associated Opportunistic Infections and Cancer Study Section, for the Center for Scientific Review, a program of the National Institutes of Health.

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“Corona Cares” supports patients, families dealing with cancer

RALEIGH, NC – Crown Imports announced today that the highly successful “Corona Cares” charitable donation program in North Carolina will kick off on August 1 to benefit patient and family support programs at the N.C. Cancer Hospital. Over the past two years, “Corona Cares” has provided more than $210,000 for these programs.

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Study shows colon and rectal tumors constitute a single type of cancer

The Cancer Genome Atlas generates genomic data for colon and rectal cancers that point to potential targets for treatment.

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Cancer one of three UNC specialties nationally ranked by U.S. News

Overall, eleven specialties at UNC Hospitals were recognized as nationally ranked or high performing by U.S. News & World Report in its annual "America's Best Hospitals" issue.

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Kenan Institute appoints Joseph DeSimone as new director

Kenan Institute appoints Joseph DeSimone as new director

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise has appointed Joseph M. DeSimone as its new director.

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Pox, patents and pancreatic cancer vaccines

Pox, patents and pancreatic cancer vaccines

Rachel Roper, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology at East Carolina’s Brody School of Medicine has been granted a patent for her discovery of a poxvirus gene that, when deleted, significantly weakens the vaccine virus while simultaneously increasing immune responses to it.

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Amos quoted in ABC News feature

Amos quoted in ABC News feature

Keith Amos, MD, assistant professor of surgery at UNC-Chapel Hill, is quoted in an ABC News feature discussing a new study about partial breast removal surgery to treat cancer.

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Strader honored by Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Strader honored by Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

John Strader, PA-C with the hematologic malignancies program, was honored as the 2012 Man of the Year by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, North Carolina chapter, raising over $30,000 for the organization.

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Preclinical studies use specialized ultrasound to detect presence of cancer

Preclinical studies use specialized ultrasound to detect presence of cancer

Chapel Hill - From the air, the twists and turns of rivers can easily be seen. In the body, however, tracing the twists and turns of blood vessels is difficult, but important. Vessel “bendiness” can indicate the presence and progression of cancer.

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Key biomarker’s new role in head and neck cancer

Key biomarker’s new role in head and neck cancer

Researchers at UNC have proposed a novel interpretation of an old biomarker which, if validated, could fundamentally transform the management of head and neck cancer.

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Antibodies reverse Type 1 diabetes in new immunotherapy study

Antibodies reverse Type 1 diabetes in new immunotherapy study

CHAPEL HILL, NC – Scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have used injections of antibodies to rapidly reverse the onset of Type I diabetes in mice genetically bred to develop the disease. Moreover, just two injections maintained disease remission indefinitely without harming the immune system.

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Advocates join together to raise awareness about pancreatic cancer

Advocates join together to raise awareness about pancreatic cancer

When scientists and advocates join forces, good things can happen. Dr. Channing Der, Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Pharmacology and UNC Lineberger faculty member, and Lori Matteson, a Raleigh pancreatic cancer survivor and advocate, joined over 600 other pancreatic cancer advocates and family members on a visit to Washington, DC.

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Stitzenberg appointed to term on NC advisory committee

Stitzenberg appointed to term on NC advisory committee

Karyn Stitzenberg, MD, MPH, has been appointed to a four-year term on the North Carolina Advisory Committee on Cancer Coordination and Control.

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Junk-food diets spur inflammation more than saturated fats alone

Junk-food diets spur inflammation more than saturated fats alone

A diet based on American junk food could lead to more obesity-induced inflammation than a diet high in animal fat, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Bruce Ham shares his story, how support group for single fathers due to cancer helps him

Bruce Ham heard about the “Support Program for Single Fathers” from a friend. “I attended the first meeting. The guys in the group were going through exactly what I was going through and they were a similar age, they had all lost their wives to cancer, they all had kids in the house, so we had a lot in common. That’s what made it appealing to me.”

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Making genomes make sense

CHAPEL HILL, NC – Sometimes, technology progresses faster than our ability to take advantage of it.

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RN: Real Nurses - Barbara Riff

RN: Real Nurses - Barbara Riff

Parking difficulties inspired Barbara Riff to take motorcycle lessons with her son. Now she commutes to work via motorcycle and frequently takes motorcycle trips for fun.

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New JAMA study shows stepped-care intervention results in weight loss at lower cost, UNC's Deborah Tate co-author

New JAMA study shows stepped-care intervention results in weight loss at lower cost, UNC's Deborah Tate co-author

A customized weight loss program may cost less to implement – despite having similar results – than a traditional weight loss program, according to a study published in the June 27 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

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UNC Lineberger honors five clinical fellows

UNC Lineberger honors five clinical fellows

UNC Lineberger honored five clinical fellows for their research accomplishments and clinical excellence.

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Exercise, even mild physical activity, may reduce breast cancer risk

Exercise, even mild physical activity, may reduce breast cancer risk

A new analysis done by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers has found that physical activity - either mild or intense and before or after menopause - may reduce breast cancer risk, but substantial weight gain may negate these benefits.

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