UNC Health Care will offer free screenings during Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, on Wednesday, April 13, from 1 - 4 p.m. in the Ear, Nose, & Throat Clinic on the ground floor of the N.C. Neurosciences Hospital. Every adult is a candidate for testing. Tobacco and alcohol users traditionally have been considered the populations at greatest risk for these cancers.
Join the UNC Cancer Network for an online telehealth lecture with Christine Rini, PhD. Participants will learn to assess the different types and sources of social support, identify reasons why getting and giving social support is a complicated activity, and employ strategies for helping to ensure that patients get effective support that provides them with the emotional and practical coping assistance they need.
Michael Boyce, PhD, Duke University
Yasmine Belkaid, Ph.D., NIAID/NIH
The Center for Regulatory Research on Tobacco Communication's Seminar Series will present "Are e-cigarettes re-normalizing tobacco in children?" on April 11. This talk will present the results of three experimental studies examining the impact of exposing children to e-cigarette adverts on their perceptions of cigarette smoking including their beliefs about the appeal and harms of cigarette smoking.
100 Friday Center Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Titled "Molecularly Targeted Cancer Therapies from Bench to Bedside," the 40th Annual UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Symposium will be held April 11 - 12, 2016 at the Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, NC. Registration for the event is now open.
Volunteer with UNC Women's Basketball Head Coach Sylvia Hatchell and friends as they prepare the Lineberger Cancer Center Blueberry Patch for the upcoming harvest season! Every year, Coach Hatchell's blueberry patch in Black Mountain is visited from supporters near and far, who pick berries and in return leave donations supporting UNC Lineberger. Lunch will be served.
Atsushi Enomoto, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan "The controversial role of cancer-associated fibroblasts in the progression of cancer" AND Takashi Takahashi, MD, PhD, Professor and Director, Division of Molecular Carcinogenesis, Center for Neurological Diseases and Cancer, Nagoya University Graduate Medical School of Medicine "ROR1, target of the TTF-1/NKX2-1 linage-survival oncogene, sustains signaling of multiple receptor tyrosine kinases in lung adenocarcinoma"
The Women in Science group (WinS) will be hosting a symposium to recognize the work and contributions of women to the advancement of science. The symposium will open with remarks from UNC-CH Chancellor Carol Folt, followed by a keynote address from Dr. Barbara Hamkalo from University of California, Irvine. She will speak about her pioneering work and journey as a female scientist and her current outreach today to continue cultivating the love for science in young women. A reception and poster session will follow the talks, showcasing the work of graduate students and postdocs on campus. The session will end with a student-led presentation on the history of women in science and poster awards - the top postdoc and graduate student will each win an iPad Mini, generously donated by Dr. Hamkalo. Registration is now open and will close April 1. Abstracts due Wednesday, March 16.
Kevin Slep, PhD, UNC-Chapel Hill