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Remembering a bright light, shining light on ovarian cancer awareness

by maryruth.helms last modified Nov 08, 2012 03:52 PM

When Emily Bright was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 23, she decided to get off the couch and started running. Never much of an athlete before, she eventually built up the strength to run not one, but two, half marathons!

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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

by maryruth.helms last modified Jul 25, 2011 04:09 PM

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

by maryruth.helms last modified Jul 22, 2011 11:06 AM

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

by maryruth.helms last modified Jul 21, 2011 02:08 PM

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

by maryruth.helms last modified Jul 20, 2011 09:52 AM

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

by maryruth.helms last modified Jul 19, 2011 01:54 PM

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

by maryruth.helms last modified Jul 21, 2011 09:22 AM

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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Walk this way: local group reaches last stretch of journey across Spain

by maryruth.helms last modified Jul 15, 2011 11:59 AM

It's official! The group has less than 100 miles to walk before arriving at Santiago.

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Welcome to this year’s hematology/oncology fellows

Welcome to this year’s hematology/oncology fellows

by maryruth.helms last modified Jul 19, 2011 02:18 PM

Six new fellows have joined the Division of Hematology/Oncology.

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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

by maryruth.helms last modified Jul 13, 2011 10:07 AM

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

by maryruth.helms last modified Jul 15, 2011 10:52 AM

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

by maryruth.helms last modified Jul 11, 2011 09:13 AM

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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Second round of Health-e-NC pilot projects funded statewide

by maryruth.helms last modified Feb 07, 2012 11:15 AM

Technology used to promote better health and cancer prevention statewide

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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

by maryruth.helms last modified Jun 30, 2011 10:34 AM

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

by maryruth.helms last modified Jun 29, 2011 04:19 PM

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

by maryruth.helms last modified Jun 28, 2011 12:46 PM

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

by maryruth.helms last modified May 07, 2013 11:03 AM

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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