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UNC study shows potential for nanotechnology-based therapy for ovarian cancer

UNC study shows potential for nanotechnology-based therapy for ovarian cancer

Chapel Hill - A UNC-led study has shown the potential for nanotechnology therapy for ovarian cancer. Scientists at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and Duke University Medical Center conducted a preclinical study using nanoparticle technology to deliver doses of chemo- and radiotherapy that specifically targeted metastasized ovarian cancer cells, eradicating the cancer and lessening the toxicities often associated with the treatment.

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St. Baldrick’s Foundation announces $330,000 grant to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

St. Baldrick’s Foundation announces $330,000 grant to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. It takes life-saving research to Conquer Kids’ Cancer! The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, has awarded a $330,000 St. Baldrick’s Scholar award to Timothy Gershon, MD, PhD, and assistant professor of neurology at the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Causes of African-American breast cancer incidence study receives $19.3M: UNC partners to form largest US database

Chapel Hill - UNC scientist Robert Millikan will partner with Christine Ambrosone, of Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and Julie R. Palmer, of Boston University, in the most ambitious study to date of breast cancer among younger African-American women.

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USA Today looks at pancreatic cancer, Goldberg quoted

USA Today looks at pancreatic cancer, Goldberg quoted

Richard Goldberg, MD, physician-in-chief of the N.C. Cancer Hospital, is quoted in the Health section of USA Today's website.

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V Foundation grant supports local cancer research

A grant from The V Foundation for Cancer Research is helping to fund skin cancer research at UNC Lineberger.

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Oncology nurse Delma Armstrong recognized for her patient care

Oncology nurse Delma Armstrong recognized for her patient care

Each month the Patient Resource Cancer Guide recognizes an oncology nurse who exhibits dedication and compassion for his/her patients and profession - Delma Armstrong, BSN, RN, OCN, is the featured oncology nurse for June 2011.

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Working on workplace wellness, Linnan featured in an expert interview

Working on workplace wellness, Linnan featured in an expert interview

An expert interview with Laura Linnan, ScD, CHES, is featured in News & Views, a publication of the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA).

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Charles Perou, PhD, appointed May Goldman Shaw Distinguished Professorship of Molecular Oncology Research

Charles Perou, PhD, appointed May Goldman Shaw Distinguished Professorship of Molecular Oncology Research

Chapel Hill, NC – Charles M. Perou, PhD, professor of genetics, and pathology & laboratory medicine, and leader of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center breast cancer research program has been appointed the May Goldman Shaw Distinguished Professor of Molecular Oncology Research. The professorship, established by a $1 million gift from Wally (class of ’66) and Lil Loewenbaum of Austin, Texas is named in honor of Mrs. Lowenbaum’s mother, May Goldman Shaw.

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Molecular delivery truck serves gene therapy cocktail

Molecular delivery truck serves gene therapy cocktail

CHAPEL HILL, NC – In a kind of molecular gymnastics, scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have devised a gene therapy cocktail that has the potential to treat some inherited diseases associated with “misfolded” proteins.

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Single fatherhood due to cancer, UNC faculty offer support

Single fatherhood due to cancer, UNC faculty offer support

Cancer is a leading cause of widowed fatherhood in the United States. Faculty with UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Comprehensive Cancer Support Program authored a commentary titled “Single Fatherhood Due to Cancer” in the August issue of the journal Psycho-Oncology outlining challenges these fathers face and future directions to develop supportive interventions for them and their children.

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New UNC Cancer Care commercials now airing

New television ads for UNC Cancer Care are now airing. As we launch the UNC Cancer Care brand, we hope these ads reflect a little bit of what our outstanding clinical care programs are all about. Be sure to look for them on television! The ads can also be viewed below.

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UNC scientist to partner on nanoparticle vaccine for prostate cancer

UNC scientist to partner on nanoparticle vaccine for prostate cancer

Chapel Hill - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researcher Joseph DeSimone, PhD, will partner with scientists at two universities and a local biotechnology company to develop a nanoparticle vaccine for prostate cancer. The Prostate Cancer Foundation awarded the UNC-Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard-Johns Hopkins-Liquidia Technologies consortium a Challenge Award of $1 million, one of ten such awards funded by the organization.

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Welcome the 2011 radiation oncology residents

Welcome the 2011 radiation oncology residents

Six new residents have begun their training with the UNC Department of Radiation Oncology.

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Breaking down blood clots, Moll quoted

Breaking down blood clots, Moll quoted

Stephan Moll, MD, is quoted in an article titled "Blood Clots Pose Threat to All of Us," published today on Fox Business' website.

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Rapid rise of robotic surgery in treating cancer, Stitzenberg quoted

Rapid rise of robotic surgery in treating cancer, Stitzenberg quoted

Karyn Stitzenberg, MD, MPH, is quoted in an article titled "Tracking the Rise of Robotic Surgery for Prostate Cancer" published in the August 9, 2011 issue of the NCI Cancer Bulletin.

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Campbell sees cancer as a team sport

Campbell sees cancer as a team sport

Marci Campbell, PhD, MPH, RD, authored a guest editorial titled "Cancer is a Team Sport" for the August 2011 issue of the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing.

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Whitehurst stands up to cancer through research

Whitehurst stands up to cancer through research

Angelique Whitehurst, PhD, and her Stand Up to Cancer research grant were featured in an article in the August 2011 issue of Nature Medicine.

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Lifetime Televison looks at colon cancer, talks with Dr. Richard Goldberg

Lifetime Televison looks at colon cancer, talks with Dr. Richard Goldberg

Richard Goldberg, MD, physician-in-chief of the N.C. Cancer Hospital, talks with Kristy Villa, one of the hosts of Lifetime Television’s “The Balancing Act" about colon cancer.

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Lisa Carey, MD, appointed Preyer Distinguished Professor in Breast Cancer Research

Lisa Carey, MD, appointed Preyer Distinguished Professor in Breast Cancer Research

Chapel Hill, NC – Lisa A. Carey, MD, Professor of Medicine, Medical Director of the UNC Breast Center and Associate Director for Clinical Research at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center has been appointed The Richardson and Marilyn Jacobs Preyer Distinguished Professor in Breast Cancer Research.

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UNC,  NC community colleges partner to prevent cancer

UNC, NC community colleges partner to prevent cancer

Project will assess needs and work to accelerate adoption of evidence-based cancer prevention interventions

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“Corona Cares” program to benefit N.C. Cancer Hospital Kicks Off August 1

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 patients and families at the N.C. Cancer Hospital.

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Male circumcision lowers prevalence of penile precancerous lesions among African men, UNC study finds

Male circumcision lowers prevalence of penile precancerous lesions among African men, UNC study finds

Chapel Hill - A University of North Carolina-led international study shows that among Kenyan men, circumcision is associated with a lower prevalence of human papillomavirus-associated precancerous lesions of the penis.

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Band rocks out to raise awareness about gynecologic cancers

Band rocks out to raise awareness about gynecologic cancers

The article "Oncologists by day, rock stars by night” written by Rachel Saslow and published in The Washington Post on July 25, 2011 features the band, N.E.D (which stands for “No Evidence of Disease”).

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Jacobson receives award for his contributions to the field of fluorescence

Jacobson receives award for his contributions to the field of fluorescence

Ken Jacobson, PhD, Kenan Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology in the UNC School of Medicine, received the Gregorio Weber Award for Excellence in Fluorescence Theory and Applications at the annual meeting of the Biophysical Society in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Taking a look at telemedicine: program director talks about how it’s helping to fulfill UNC Lineberger’s mission

Taking a look at telemedicine: program director talks about how it’s helping to fulfill UNC Lineberger’s mission

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The article "Telemedicine: Know why you're doing it " published online July 21, 2011 in Cardiovascular Business highlights the use of telemedicine at the N.C. Cancer Hospital.

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UNC researchers identify seventh and eighth bases of DNA

UNC researchers identify seventh and eighth bases of DNA

CHAPEL HILL – For decades, scientists have known that DNA consists of four basic units – adenine, guanine, thymine and cytosine. Those four bases have been taught in science textbooks and have formed the basis of the growing knowledge regarding how genes code for life. Yet in recent history, scientists have expanded that list from four to six.

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UNC Scientists Create "Excellent" Probe to Study Gene-Controlling Proteins

UNC Scientists Create "Excellent" Probe to Study Gene-Controlling Proteins

Collaboration between University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Canadian scientists has resulted in a molecular probe capable of specifically targeting two proteins that affect a wide range of biological functions in humans by controlling the expression of certain genes.

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UNC study looks at dose levels of the breast cancer drug, tamoxifen

UNC study looks at dose levels of the breast cancer drug, tamoxifen

Using a patient’s genetic information can be successfully used to manage the drug concentrations of tamoxifen, a drug used to treat and prevent breast cancer.

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UNC radiation therapy faculty and student win national writing award

UNC radiation therapy faculty and student win national writing award

Chapel Hill, NC - Robert Adams, EdD, RT, CMD; Bahjat Qaqish, MD, PhD; and Jessica A. Church, BS, RT, all from UNC, and Kimberly L. MetCalf, EdD, RT, MR, from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions are the winners of the 2010-2011 Jean I. Widger Distinguished Author Award from the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.

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New Fellowship Program in Psychosomatic Medicine Opens at UNC School of Medicine

New Fellowship Program in Psychosomatic Medicine Opens at UNC School of Medicine

Chapel Hill - A new fellowship training program in psychosomatic medicine is beginning at UNC, a partnership of the UNC School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and the UNC Comprehensive Cancer Support Program, part of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Channing Der and Yue Xiong receive 2011 Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award

Channing Der and Yue Xiong receive 2011 Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award

Chapel Hill - Channing Der, PhD, Kenan Professor of Pharmacology, and Yue Xiong, PhD, Kenan Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, have been awarded the fourth annual Hyman L. Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award in recognition of their accomplishments in cancer research. Both are members of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Obesity epidemic may reduce life expectancy

Obesity epidemic may reduce life expectancy

American life expectancies, which have climbed steadily for almost a century, may drop in years to come as the obesity epidemic progresses.

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UNC Lineberger associate director chairs national bone marrow group advisory committee

UNC Lineberger associate director chairs national bone marrow group advisory committee

Chapel Hill - Thomas Shea, MD, will serve a two-year term as chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR). He was previously elected as chair-elect. The Advisory Committee establishes policy for, and provides scientific direction to the CIBMTR.

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Breland honored with Honda Inspiration Award

Breland honored with Honda Inspiration Award

Recent UNC-Chapel Hill graduate and former UNC Women’s Basketball player Jessica Breland – who now plays in the WNBA for the New York Liberty – was honored with the the 23rd annual Honda Inspiration Award.

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UNC scientists describe new protein’s role in immune response to pathogens

UNC scientists describe new protein’s role in immune response to pathogens

Chapel Hill - The human immune system is a double-edged sword. While it is finely adapted to fighting potentially deadly viruses, such as the H1N1 influenza, the mechanisms it uses to fight pathogens can have negative effects such as inflammatory disorders or autoimmune diseases.

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UNC Lineberger awards inaugural clinical oncology fellow awards

Chapel Hill - UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center honored three clinical oncology fellows with $5,000 awards for their research accomplishments and clinical excellence. These first-ever awards were given to Daniel Higginson, MD, Autumn McRee, MD, and Emma Rossi, MD.

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Gary Rosson Honored by 2011 Susan G. Komen for the Cure with Co-Survivor Award

Gary Rosson Honored by 2011 Susan G. Komen for the Cure with Co-Survivor Award

Gary Rosson was honored by the NC Triangle Komen Race for the Cure as the 2011 winner of the Co-Survivor Award. Rosson is a research associate in the lab of UNC Lineberger faculty member Scott Bultman.

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Earp, Valvano discuss V Foundation support, new cancer research

Earp, Valvano discuss V Foundation support, new cancer research

Dr. Shelley Earp, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center director, joined Nick Valvano, CEO of The V Foundation for Cancer Research, on ABC 11’s Heart of Carolina Perspectives show which aired on Sunday, June 19, 2011.

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UNC’s Hammond helps shape national cancer agenda

UNC’s Hammond helps shape national cancer agenda

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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