UNC Lineberger News

Screening decisions must balance potential benefits with potential patient harms

Screening to detect medical conditions has become standard practice for many diseases, but insufficient attention has been paid to the potential for harm, according to research by a team led by Russell Harris, MD, MPH, of the UNC School of Medicine, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member.

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End-of-year deadlines for gifts to receive tax benefits for 2013

We are deeply grateful to the thousands of donors who help make UNC Lineberger’s cancer fight possible by supporting innovative and lifesaving cancer research and care.

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Evans on 23andMe genetic testing controversy in The Cancer Letter

James Evans, MD, PhD, published his thoughts on the 23andMe genetic testing controversy in the Dec. 13 issue of The Cancer Letter.

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Muss honored with ACTO Richard L. Schilsky Award

Muss honored with ACTO Richard L. Schilsky Award

The award recognizes Hyman B. Muss, MD, for his years of service to the Richard L. Schilsky Cancer and Leukemia Group B cooperative group.

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Combined therapy reduces recurrence in women with small, HER2+ breast cancers

A new study shows combined therapy is linked to a lower chance of recurrence in women with small, HER2+ breast cancers.

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DeSimone named to National Academy of Inventors

DeSimone named to National Academy of Inventors

The National Academy of Inventors Fellows were nominated by their peers for outstanding contributions to innovation.

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UNC Lineberger leadership offers insight at 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

UNC Lineberger members Charles Perou, PhD, Lisa Carey, MD, Carey Anders, MD, and Hyman B. Muss, MD will present at symposium.

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Songwriters connect over cancer treatment and recovery

N.C. Cancer Hospital patient, Jim MacDonald, worked with songwriter, Emily Lynch, to write a song about his cancer experience, "Every Day is Christmas.”

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Five Questions for Yisong Wan: Understanding our immunity

Five Questions for Yisong Wan: Understanding our immunity

Five questions for Yisong Wan, PhD, a new Jefferson-Pilot fellow who is uncovering the roles of T cells in disease cures and causes.

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