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Ewend receives Fuller Award

Ewend receives Fuller Award

Matthew G. Ewend, MD, FACS, Van L. Weatherspoon, Jr. Eminent Distinguished Professor and Chair, UNC Department of Neurosurgery and UNC Lineberger member, has been awarded this year’s H. Fleming Fuller Award.

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Honoring excellence in oncology nursing and clinical services

Honoring excellence in oncology nursing and clinical services

Congratulations to nurse practitioner Mary Dunn and clinical nurse Lauren Terzo for winning the 2014 Oncology Nursing Excellence Award and to financial counselor Cynthia Moody and administrative support supervisor Christine Nadel, winners of the 2014 Clinical Services Excellence Award.

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Cancer and Older Adults forum held at Friday Center

Cancer and Older Adults forum held at Friday Center

Over 100 people had the opportunity to learn about cancer, aging and resilience from UNC cancer care experts on Friday, November 14, at Cancer Care and Older Adults: A Public Forum hosted by UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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UNC researchers create new technique to silence leading cancer-causing gene

UNC researchers create new technique to silence leading cancer-causing gene

UNC Lineberger researchers and colleagues at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have developed a new approach to block the KRAS oncogene, one of the most frequently mutated genes in human cancer. The approach, led by Chad Pecot, MD, an assistant professor of medicine at UNC, offers another route to attack KRAS, which has proven to be an elusive and frustrating target for drug developers.

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Moschos named one of 11 NCI Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Awardees

Moschos named one of 11 NCI Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Awardees

Stergios Moschos, MD, associate professor and UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member, is among 11 physicians from across the country to receive the National Cancer Institute (NCI) 2014 Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award.

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HPV vaccine uptake among girls is lowest in states with highest rates of cervical cancer

HPV vaccine uptake among girls is lowest in states with highest rates of cervical cancer

The proportion of adolescent girls receiving human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines was much lower in states with higher rates of cervical cancer incidence and mortality, according to data presented by doctoral student Jennifer Moss at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, held Nov. 9–12.

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Nichols awarded $200,000 Avon grant to study pregnancy-associated breast cancer

Nichols awarded $200,000 Avon grant to study pregnancy-associated breast cancer

The 12th annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer season concluded with the Charlotte Walk on October 26, raising $1.4 million to accelerate breast cancer research and improve access to screening, diagnosis, treatment and education. Hazel Nichols, PhD, assistant professor epidemiology at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health is leading one of five teams in the Carolinas awarded a grant of $200,000 to support a study that will analyze data from 18 ongoing studies on pregnancy-associated breast cancer.

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Pecot named V Scholar

Pecot named V Scholar

Chad Pecot, MD, assistant professor in hematology and oncology, has received a V Scholar Award from the The V Foundation for Cancer Research. Dr. Pecot is one of 20 recipients in the United States to receive the two-year $200,000 award.

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Coghill awarded translational research grant from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Coghill awarded translational research grant from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Targeting CC-Chemokine Receptor 7 (CCR7) with fully human anti-CCR7 antibodies for the prevention of graft-versus-host disease.

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UNC Urology kicks off 3rd Annual UNC Movember Campaign

UNC Urology kicks off 3rd Annual UNC Movember Campaign

The UNC Department of Urology is once again participating in Movember, a global mustache-growing fundraising campaign meant to spark conversation and raise funds for men’s health programs.

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UNC Health Registry hits enrollment milestone

UNC Health Registry hits enrollment milestone

Over 5,000 cancer patients are now enrolled in the UNC Health Registry, an initiative funded by the University Cancer Research Fund established to better understand the long-term consequences of cancer, which affect many North Carolinians. This milestone hits the half-way mark of the 10,000 enrollment goal.

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Kicking off Lung Cancer Awareness Month at the LUNGe Forward 5K

Kicking off Lung Cancer Awareness Month at the LUNGe Forward 5K

UNC Cancer Care thoracic oncologists joined the Lung Cancer Initiative's Raleigh LUNGe Forward 5K Run, Walk & Rally on November 1, 2014 in Raleigh, NC.

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UNC research trio teams up to fight cancer drug resistance

UNC research trio teams up to fight cancer drug resistance

The V Foundation awards $600,000 grant to UNC Lineberger to track kinase activity in head and neck, lung and esophageal cancers.

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Drug discovery center draws on UNC bench science

Drug discovery center draws on UNC bench science

When Stephen Frye completed his Ph.D. in chemistry at Carolina in 1987, he set out to make a difference.

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UNC Lineberger researchers present at international breast cancer conference in Saudi Arabia

UNC Lineberger researchers present at international breast cancer conference in Saudi Arabia

Three UNC Lineberger members - Lisa Carey, MD, medical director of the UNC Breast Center, division chief of hematology and oncology at the UNC School of Medicine, and physician-in-chief of the N.C. Cancer Hospital, Matt Ewend, MD, Van L. Weatherspoon Jr. Distinguished Professor of Neurosurgery and chair of the UNC Department of Neurosurgery, and Chuck Perou, PhD, professor of genetics and pathology – served as speakers at the 6th Annual Princess Noorah Oncology Center International Breast Cancer Conference held in Jeddah.

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Partnerships, cancer research in Malawi to expand with new grant

Partnerships, cancer research in Malawi to expand with new grant

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases have received a $3.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to study the growing worldwide cancer problem and expand the University’s efforts in Malawi to study and treat HIV-associated cancers.

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Kicking cancer to the curb!

Kicking cancer to the curb!

SOCCER.COM, the world’s leading authentic grassroots soccer company, is helping kick cancer to the curb!

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UNC scientists discover hidden subpopulation of melanoma cells

UNC scientists discover hidden subpopulation of melanoma cells

The research, led by Andrew C. Dudley, has implications for developing cancer drugs that target blood vessels that feed tumors.

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Meyer named faculty director of ICISS

Meyer named faculty director of ICISS

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member, Anne-Marie Meyer, PhD, assistant professor of cancer epidemiology, has been named faculty director of the Integrated Cancer Information and Surveillance System (ICISS).

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Sylvia Hatchell speaks at 6th Annual UNC Coping with Cancer Symposium

Sylvia Hatchell speaks at 6th Annual UNC Coping with Cancer Symposium

UNC Women’s Basketball Coach Sylvia Hatchell was one of the keynote speakers at UNC Lineberger’s 6th annual Coping with Cancer Symposium on Friday, October 10. The event was well attended by health care providers and administrators from across North Carolina.

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DeSimone elected to all three branches of the National Academies

DeSimone elected to all three branches of the National Academies

Dr. Joseph DeSimone, Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and UNC Lineberger member, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine a U. S. scientist can receive.

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Having dependent children motivates advanced cancer patients to pursue more aggressive care

A pilot study of people with advanced cancer indicates that parental status is an important factor in treatment decision-making, with the majority stating that being a parent motivates them to pursue life-extending treatments, according to research presented this week at ASCO’s 2014 Quality Care Symposium by Devon Check, a Ph.D. student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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New Template for Survivorship Care Plans Released

New Template for Survivorship Care Plans Released

Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, RN, professor in the UNC School of Nursing and director of cancer survivorship at UNC Lineberger, leads national efforts to address growing need for post-treatment planning for cancer patients.

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Endeavors: Just Add Liver

Endeavors: Just Add Liver

A tale of viruses, stem cells, and global health

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Inaugural She ROCKS luncheon raises funds for ovarian cancer

Inaugural She ROCKS luncheon raises funds for ovarian cancer

The first annual She ROCKS (Research, Ovarian, Cancer, Knowledge, Support) event held recently in Wilmington raised funds that will go directly towards ovarian cancer research based at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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All the Cell’s a Stage

All the Cell’s a Stage

Brian Strahl, PhD, and his band of biochemists unravel the complicated mysteries of the epigenetic code to find a culprit in cancer development.

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New website launched to help women learn about risk factors for breast cancer

New website launched to help women learn about risk factors for breast cancer

The UNC Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (BCERP) has announced the official launch of myBCrisk.org, an interactive website designed to increase knowledge about breast cancer risk factors, especially among young African-American women.

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Coach Hatchell inspires as featured speaker at 10th Annual Roy Williams' Fast Break Against Cancer

Coach Hatchell inspires as featured speaker at 10th Annual Roy Williams' Fast Break Against Cancer

Now in its 10th year, this annual event hosted by Coach Roy Williams raised $213,000 for cancer research and treatment at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Milowsky appointed medical director of the N.C. Cancer Hospital

Milowsky appointed medical director of the N.C. Cancer Hospital

CHAPEL HILL, NC – Matthew Milowsky, MD, associate professor and co-director of the Urologic Oncology Program at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been appointed as the clinic medical director of the N.C. Cancer Hospital.

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Komen awards more than $875,000 to UNC Lineberger researchers

Komen awards more than $875,000 to UNC Lineberger researchers

Susan G. Komen® has awarded over $875,000 in research funding to UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Team UNC Oncology among top fundraising teams for Light The Night Walk

Team UNC Oncology among top fundraising teams for Light The Night Walk

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) held their Light The Night Walk at Rock Quarry Park in Durham on Saturday, September 20. The evening fundraising walk celebrated and commemorated lives touched by blood cancer. More than a walk, the evening had a carnival atmosphere and included refreshments, entertainment, music and kids' activities

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UNC Lineberger hosts Metastatic Breast Cancer Network Conference

UNC Lineberger hosts Metastatic Breast Cancer Network Conference

The Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN) held its 8th Annual National Conference in Chapel Hill September 19-21, 2014 in conjunction with the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Nielsen named Director of UNC Urologic Oncology

Nielsen named Director of UNC Urologic Oncology

Matthew Nielsen, MD, MS, assistant professor of urology and adjunct assistant professor of epidemiology and health policy & management, has been named director of urologic oncology in the UNC Department of Urology. In his new role, he joins Matthew Milowsky, MD, associate professor of medicine, as co-director of the Multidisciplinary Genitourinary Oncology Service at the N.C. Cancer Hospital.

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Sharon Campbell honored at the 2014 Hyman L. Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award reception

Sharon Campbell honored at the 2014 Hyman L. Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award reception

On September 24, 2014, UNC Lineberger held a reception to honor Dr. Sharon Campbell, recipient of the 2014 Hyman L. Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award.

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The Geneticist

The Geneticist

With his selection to the NIH Council of Councils, Terry Magnuson, PhD, becomes the first UNC scientist appointed to the board dedicated to funding the biggest ideas in medical research.

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UNC researchers find final pieces to the circadian clock puzzle

UNC researchers find final pieces to the circadian clock puzzle

Sixteen years after scientists found the genes that control the circadian clock in all cells, the lab of UNC’s Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, discovered the mechanisms responsible for keeping the clock in sync.

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Damania appointed Assistant Dean for Research

Damania appointed Assistant Dean for Research

Blossom Damania, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology, has been named Assistant Dean for Research at the UNC School of Medicine, effective immediately.

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Basch contributes to new ASCO guidelines for prostate cancer treatment

Basch contributes to new ASCO guidelines for prostate cancer treatment

New clinical guidelines have been announced for the treatment of men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and Cancer Care Ontario (CCO). Ethan Basch, MD, director of the Cancer Outcomes Research Program at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, served as the co-chair of the ASCO/CCO expert panel that developed the guideline.

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UNC researchers find new genetic target for a different kind of cancer drug

UNC researchers find new genetic target for a different kind of cancer drug

Upstream of the proteins that cancer cells use to proliferate sits RBM4, a gene-splicing protein that UNC researcher Zefeng Wang, PhD, discovered is drastically reduced in human lung and breast cancer cells.

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Popular cancer drug target implicated in cardiovascular defects

Popular cancer drug target implicated in cardiovascular defects

Research led by UNC’s Kathleen Caron, PhD, shows that halting the protein CXCR7 leads to over activation of adrenomedullin, a hormone needed at proper levels for normal cardiovascular development

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Changing the face of clinical trials

Changing the face of clinical trials

UNC Lineberger secures three major NCI grants to advance the nation’s clinical trials program.

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Anders presents at 13th Annual Round Asia Oncology Forum

Anders presents at 13th Annual Round Asia Oncology Forum

Carey Anders, MD, UNC Lineberger member and associate professor, was a presenter and moderator at The 13th Annual Round Asia Oncology Forum (RAOF) in Hong Kong on August 29 - 30, 2014. The theme of this year’s forum was “Expanding our armory in personalized cancer treatment.”

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Eshelman gives $3 million gift to Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery

Eshelman gives $3 million gift to Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy has received a $3 million gift from philanthropist and pharmaceutical-industry executive Fred Eshelman. Eshelman’s gift will support the work of the School’s Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery, led by UNC Lineberger member Stephen Frye, PhD. The center is dedicated to evaluating and developing potential drug targets discovered by UNC faculty.

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2014 University Cancer Research Fund Innovation Awards announced

Six researchers have been awarded 2014 University Cancer Research Fund (UCRF) Innovation Awards for promoting innovative and new ideas in cancer research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Field of Hope honors cancer survivors and raises money for Kay Yow Cancer Fund

Field of Hope honors cancer survivors and raises money for Kay Yow Cancer Fund

UNC Health Care and Rex Healthcare co-sponsored “Field of Hope” at the Durham Bulls game on Saturday, August 23 with a portion of special ticket sales going to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

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Lung Cancer Initiative of NC Hosts 4th Lung Cancer Advocacy Summit

Lung Cancer Initiative of NC Hosts 4th Lung Cancer Advocacy Summit

The Lung Cancer Initiative of NC hosted a statewide Lung Cancer Summit on August 23 at the N.C. Cancer Hospital. Lung cancer advocates were bolstered with training, resources, knowledge and the courage to take action. UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center was the Host Sponsor of the event.

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The Ras Tracker

The Ras Tracker

For more than 20 years, Sharon Campbell, PhD, has been studying Ras, a protein implicated in 30 percent of all cancers. Now she’s on the hunt for alternative ways to shut the protein down.

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UNC researchers trade lab coats for running shoes

UNC researchers trade lab coats for running shoes

Kirsten Bryant, PhD, was recently recognized by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network for her dual role in the fight against pancreatic cancer.

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UNC Lineberger researchers develop new approach to identify “drivers” of cancer

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have developed a new integrated approach to pinpoint the genetic “drivers” of cancer, uncovering eight genes that could be viable for targeted breast cancer therapy. The study, published online August 24 in Nature Genetics, was authored by Michael Gatza, PhD, lead author and post-doctoral research associate; Grace Silva, graduate student; Joel Parker, PhD, director of bioinformatics, UNC Lineberger; Cheng Fan, research associate; and senior author Chuck Perou, PhD, professor of genetics and pathology.

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