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Preterm births more common in mothers who are cancer survivors

Preterm births more common in mothers who are cancer survivors

UNC Lineberger's Hazel Nichols, PhD, Chelsea Anderson, MPH, and their colleagues report that women diagnosed and treated for cancer during their childbearing years more commonly gave birth prematurely, and to babies whose weights were below normal. Cancer survivors also had a slightly higher rate of cesarean section deliveries.

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UNC Lineberger expands cancer survivors’ program to more N.C. locations

UNC Lineberger expands cancer survivors’ program to more N.C. locations

Through the N.C. Cancer Survivorship Provider Action Network (NC-CSPAN), cancer survivors and their loved ones can participate in a free, four-week educational program on nutrition, exercise, coping with stress and medical care. The program seeks to engage survivors to smooth the transition from active treatment.

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New insights into side effects can help prostate cancer patients choose treatments

New insights into side effects can help prostate cancer patients choose treatments

In the Journal of the American Medical Association, a study led by UNC Lineberger member Ronald C. Chen, MD, examines quality-of-life outcomes for modern treatment choices most patients will face, including active surveillance, radical prostatectomy, external beam radiation treatment, and brachytherapy.

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Society for Gynecologic Oncology annual meeting features UNC Lineberger data, honors two researchers

Society for Gynecologic Oncology annual meeting features UNC Lineberger data, honors two researchers

Emma L. Barber, MD, received an award for the “Best Clinical Poster Abstract” presented at the 2016 annual meeting and Leslie Clark, MD, was awarded the Laurel Rice Young Investigator Prize.

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