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Genetic, non-invasive test could improve colon cancer screening

Genetic, non-invasive test could improve colon cancer screening

A non-invasive test that includes detection of the genetic abnormalities related to cancer could significantly improve the effectiveness of colon cancer screening, according to research published by a team of scientists including David Ransohoff, MD, professor of medicine at the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member.

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Shelia Santacroce receives grant from Northwestern Mutual and the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

Shelia Santacroce receives grant from Northwestern Mutual and the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

On March 5, Shelia Santacroce, PhD, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Member and Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Scholar, received a $50,000 research grant from Northwestern Mutual and the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) and to fund children’s cancer research.

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Dr. Chad Ellis named UNC Lineberger associate director

Dr. Chad Ellis named UNC Lineberger associate director

Chad Ellis, PhD, has been appointed as associate director of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, effective April 1, 2014.

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Community physician and researcher partnerships deliver latest care to breast cancer patients

Community physician and researcher partnerships deliver latest care to breast cancer patients

Cancer patients who receive care from local physicians partnering with the medical research community are as likely to receive innovative treatments compared to patients treated at medical school affiliated hospitals, according to research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Local 5K kicks off Colorectal Cancer Awareness month, raises funds for screening programs

Local 5K kicks off Colorectal Cancer Awareness month, raises funds for screening programs

Across the country, thousands have taken part in the Colon Cancer Coalition’s initiative called “Get Your Rear In Gear,” a series of 5K races aimed at fighting colon cancer by raising funding to support education, prevention and screening programs. On March 1, supporters gathered in Raleigh, N.C. to kick off Colorectal Cancer Awareness month with their local Get Your Rear in Gear event.

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UNC researchers create new tool to unravel mysteries of metastasis

UNC researchers create new tool to unravel mysteries of metastasis

The lab of Klaus Hahn, PhD, developed a new technique to help scientists map the interactions between the proteins at the heart of many diseases.

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Groesbeck Parham receives humanitarianism and volunteerism award

Groesbeck Parham receives humanitarianism and volunteerism award

Parham is being recognized by the Society for Gynecologic Oncology for his work on cervical cancer and selfless dedication to improving the lives of women in Zambia.

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Beth Knight: Inside Our Cellular Invaders

Beth Knight: Inside Our Cellular Invaders

Beth Knight found out what transpires inside cells involved in medulloblastoma - a type of brain cancer - and what role a particular protein plays in tumor development.

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Heels of Hope program trains lay navigators to support patients at N.C. Cancer Hospital

Heels of Hope program trains lay navigators to support patients at N.C. Cancer Hospital

The program prepares volunteers to provide patients and their families with practical and emotional guidance as they receive treatment.

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