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Nature Reviews features Smith bladder cancer research

by William Shawn Davis (wishda) last modified Jan 31, 2014 09:21 AM

The journal highlights research performed by UNC Lineberger member Angela Smith, MD, that links a loss of muscle mass, known as sarcopenia, in women to complications from a cystectomy. Women who experienced sarcopenia were found to have a 43 percent chance of major complications compared to 10 percent for women who did not experience muscle loss.

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Improved ultrasound imaging provides an alternative way of visualizing tumors

Improved ultrasound imaging provides an alternative way of visualizing tumors

by William Shawn Davis (wishda) last modified Feb 06, 2014 04:09 PM

While ultrasound provides a less expensive and radiation-free alternative to detecting and monitoring cancer compared to technologies such as X-rays, CT scans and MRIs, the lower clarity and resolution of ultrasound has limited its use in cancer treatment. Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have overcome this limitation by combining ultrasound with a contrast agent comprised of micro-sized bubbles that pair with an antibody produced at elevated levels by many cancers.

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A powerful technique to further understanding of RNA

by William Shawn Davis (wishda) last modified Jan 27, 2014 08:40 AM

Qi Zhang sees himself as a warrior. In his lab at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he wages war on genetic diseases such as cancer and heart disease on a battlefield measured with single atoms.

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MSN Student Sean Gallagher Receives ONS Fellowship

MSN Student Sean Gallagher Receives ONS Fellowship

by Katy Jones last modified Jan 21, 2014 09:20 AM

The Oncology Nursing Society Foundation selected MSN student Sean Gallagher, RN, for a 2013 APN/DNP Student Fellowship. Mr. Gallagher's fellowship will cover the costs of his research project "Survivors of HPV-Related Oropharyngeal Cancer--Knowledge of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Impact of HPV on Sexual Intimacy."

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Best Doctors in America® 2014 list includes 53 UNC Lineberger physicians

Best Doctors in America® 2014 list includes 53 UNC Lineberger physicians

by William Shawn Davis (wishda) last modified Jan 14, 2014 01:08 PM

The annual compilation of The Best Doctors in America® includes 53 physicians affiliated with the University of North Carolina’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Endeavors - Radiation Revolution

by William Shawn Davis (wishda) last modified Mar 05, 2014 08:49 PM

Sha Chang, Otto Zhou, and collaborators have built the first small device that can produce these kind of microbeams, opening up a new area of research for cancer scientists.

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Carey on breast cancer at MedPage Today

by William Shawn Davis (wishda) last modified Jan 13, 2014 09:37 AM

Dr. Lisa Carey, MD, medical director of the UNC Breast Center and associate director for clinical science at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, is one of the experts interviewed by MedPage Today on recent advances in cancer research.

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Top of the Line - Five questions with Dr. Sharpless

Top of the Line - Five questions with Dr. Sharpless

by Mark Derewicz for UNC School of Medicine last modified Jan 10, 2014 09:16 AM

The next chapter in the story of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center begins with a new director, Ned Sharpless, an oncologist with a story to tell.

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Cancer patient out-of-pocket costs play major role in treatment adherence

Cancer patient out-of-pocket costs play major role in treatment adherence

by William Shawn Davis (wishda) last modified Jan 09, 2014 09:25 AM

The cost of insurance co-payments for cutting-edge pharmaceuticals can vary widely from patient to patient. When the patient’s share of prescription costs becomes too high, many patients skip doses or stop taking medication entirely, according to research conducted at the University of North Carolina.

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The Charlotte Observer - Mersereau comments on fertility preservation for young adults battling cancer

by Katy A Jones (kajones2) last modified Jan 06, 2014 11:39 AM

Dr. Jennifer Mersereau, a fertility preservation specialist at UNC Cancer Care, comments on the promise and challenge of fertility preservation for individuals battling cancer.

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UNC Lineberger announces 2013 Excellence Awards

by Katy A Jones (kajones2) last modified Jan 06, 2014 11:08 AM

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and UNC Cancer Care honored four employees with 2013 Excellence Awards.

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Associated Press - Coach Hatchell vows to coach again

by Katy Jones last modified Dec 27, 2013 09:04 AM

UNC Women's Basketball Coach Sylvia Hatchell talked to the Associated Press about her fight to get back to her basketball program as quickly as possible.

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UNC Department of Urology participates in Movember Campaign

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified Dec 20, 2013 09:41 AM

Movember is a national campaign where teams are inspired to raise money, and grow mustaches, to support men’s health.

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John Isner hosts 4th Annual Ebix Charity Challenge

by Katy Jones last modified Dec 20, 2013 09:23 AM

On December 7, 2013, America’s No. 1 tennis player, John Isner, held his annual charity event, the Ebix Charity Challenge, contributing $75,000 to UNC Lineberger

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Screening decisions must balance potential benefits with potential patient harms

by William Davis last modified Dec 18, 2013 03:31 PM

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

by Kelly Mansfield last modified Dec 17, 2013 05:04 PM

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

by William Davis last modified Dec 17, 2013 10:27 AM

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

by William Davis last modified Dec 16, 2013 03:33 PM

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

by William Davis last modified Dec 16, 2013 10:28 AM

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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Chapel Hill News - UNC starts support group for fathers widowed by cancer

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified Dec 11, 2013 03:27 PM

UNC Lineberger's Single Fathers Due to Cancer program featured in the Chapel Hill News.

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