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UNC’s Hammond helps shape national cancer agenda

UNC’s Hammond helps shape national cancer agenda

by Mary Ruth last modified Jun 16, 2011 03:30 PM

Each year, the President’s Cancer Panel assembles a group of experts to provide official testimony about the nation’s cancer agenda. The theme changes annually – for 2009-2010 the panel focused on “America’s Demographic and Cultural Transformation: Implications for Cancer.” A full report was released this spring.

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American Society of Clinical Oncology Recognizes Hematology/Oncology Training Program

American Society of Clinical Oncology Recognizes Hematology/Oncology Training Program

by Mary Ruth last modified Jun 14, 2011 11:42 AM

UNC Lineberger’s Fellowship Program in Hematology/Oncology is being recognized by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) this weekend at the organization’s annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois.

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New research looks at masculine traits and how they influence health behavior

New research looks at masculine traits and how they influence health behavior

by Mary Ruth last modified Jun 20, 2011 10:46 AM

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The article "Why do men die earlier?" written by Bridget Murray-Law and published in the June 2011 issue of Monitor on Psychology, looks at new research that analyzes how men take care of themselves.

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A close shave at the St. Baldrick’s event

by Mary Ruth last modified Jun 03, 2011 03:32 PM

Pediatric patients, parents, friends and family gathered in Chapel Hill for the St. Baldrick’s event at the Crunkleton on Saturday afternoon, May 21.

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Pure Gold: video captures essense of UNC Pediatric Hematology/Oncology program & its chief

by Mary Ruth last modified Jun 01, 2011 12:12 PM

Dr. Stuart Gold is division chief of UNC Lineberger's pediatric hematology and oncology program.

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LIVESTRONG® Survivorship Center of Excellence Network to Host Landmark Meeting  on Survivorship Care and Advocacy in Response to 2011 Report Findings

LIVESTRONG® Survivorship Center of Excellence Network to Host Landmark Meeting on Survivorship Care and Advocacy in Response to 2011 Report Findings

by Mary Ruth last modified May 31, 2011 01:40 PM

Conference will be held in Washington, D.C., Sept. 15-16. UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center is part of a collaborative effort among leading medical institutions brought together by LIVESTRONG.

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Of Mice and Men:  UNC-led team solves mouse genome dilemma

Of Mice and Men: UNC-led team solves mouse genome dilemma

by Mary Ruth last modified May 29, 2011 03:47 PM

Data will help scientists worldwide design better experiments.

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University Cancer Research Fund updates, record poster session highlights of 2011 scientific retreat

University Cancer Research Fund updates, record poster session highlights of 2011 scientific retreat

by Mary Ruth last modified May 27, 2011 01:51 PM

The sixth annual UNC Lineberger scientific retreat drew a record number of posters – 68 – for the poster session and competition – and close to 150 people for the talks and reception.

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Common transplant drug inhibits breast cancer growth, UNC laboratory study shows

Common transplant drug inhibits breast cancer growth, UNC laboratory study shows

by Mary Ruth last modified May 27, 2011 03:59 PM

Chapel Hill - Tacrolimus, a drug that is commonly used to prevent organ transplantation rejection, inhibits breast cancer growth in pre-clinical studies. The finding from UNC scientists was reported in the May 26th Public Library of Science.

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Cancer battle changes view of donating blood

Cancer battle changes view of donating blood

by Mary Ruth last modified May 25, 2011 04:26 PM

Tom May used to donate blood, but not often. If he had it to do over, he’d give as much as possible. But he can’t.

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Dr. Carol Otey talks about pancreatic cancer on Here's to Your Health

Dr. Carol Otey talks about pancreatic cancer on Here's to Your Health

by Mary Ruth last modified May 24, 2011 04:15 PM

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Carol Otey, PhD talks about the hope & health that has resulted from recent pancreatic research & collaboration on the May 14, 2011 broadcast of Here's to Your Health.

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UNC study examines NC cancer patient emergency department visits

UNC study examines NC cancer patient emergency department visits

by Mary Ruth last modified May 23, 2011 10:32 AM

Chapel Hill - When cancer patients experience medical problems, they may visit emergency departments, but how often and for what reasons, there is little data.

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UNC breast cancer program recognized as national model

UNC breast cancer program recognized as national model

by Mary Ruth last modified May 19, 2011 01:43 PM

A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study has joined the ranks of an elite group of programs recognized for their contributions to reducing cancer.

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Cell rigidity linked to activity in proteins associated with cancer

Cell rigidity linked to activity in proteins associated with cancer

by Mary Ruth last modified May 17, 2011 04:14 PM

Innovative collaboration between physics and cell biology demonstrates pathway

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New Melanoma Awareness Program Launches

by Mary Ruth last modified May 23, 2011 04:46 PM

C.A.R.E. (Cancer - Awareness - Responsibility - Education) Behind the Chair : An Informative Event for Melanoma Awareness Month

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Goldberg Appointed to Chair 2012 Steering Committee

Goldberg Appointed to Chair 2012 Steering Committee

by Mary Ruth last modified May 17, 2011 04:15 PM

Richard Goldberg, MD, distinguished professor and chief of the division of hematology/oncology, has been appointed to chair the 2012 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium Steering Committee on behalf of the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

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Sartor Featured on Here's to Your Health

Sartor Featured on Here's to Your Health

by Mary Ruth last modified May 12, 2011 09:38 AM

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Dr. Carolyn Sartor discussed the “New Life After Cancer” organization on the April 28, 2011 broadcast of Here's to Your Health. Dr. Sartor is a breast cancer survivor and former Chair of Radiation Oncology at UNC.

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UNC Lineberger Holds 35th Annual Scientific Symposium

by Mary Ruth last modified May 11, 2011 11:09 AM

The 35th annual UNC Lineberger scientific symposium attracted more than 530 participants. Held at the Friday Center on April 27-28, 2011, the event featured speakers on "Cell Metabolism and Cancer."

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