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UNC Lineberger program focused on improving screening rates, reducing cancer deaths

UNC Lineberger program focused on improving screening rates, reducing cancer deaths

The Carolina Cancer Screening Initiative, led by Daniel S. Reuland, MD, MPH, brings together UNC Lineberger’s clinicians and public health researchers with community partners to implement evidence-based cancer screening programs to reduce cancer burden among North Carolinians.

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Home test for HPV may be lifesaving for women who do not receive regular cervical cancer screenings

Home test for HPV may be lifesaving for women who do not receive regular cervical cancer screenings

A study led by UNC Lineberger's Jennifer Smith, PhD, professor of epidemiology at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, found that among a group of 429 women who did not undergo routine cervical cancer screenings, two-thirds used and returned an in-home self-test, and 15 percent tested positive for human papillomavirus.

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Clinical trials framework proposed to bring cancer treatments to sub-Saharan Africa

Clinical trials framework proposed to bring cancer treatments to sub-Saharan Africa

In the journal PLOS Medicine, Satish Gopal, MD, MPH, cancer program director for UNC-Project Malawi, outlined a framework to design studies and bring cancer therapies to sub-Saharan Africa in the absence of clinical trial data specific to the region’s population and health care infrastructure.

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Duke Endowment grant to help UNC Lineberger roll out lay patient navigation program across N.C.

Duke Endowment grant to help UNC Lineberger roll out lay patient navigation program across N.C.

Thomas C. Shea, MD, associate director for Outreach Programs at UNC Cancer Network, and Jean Sellers, RN, MSN, clinical administrative director at UNC Cancer Network, will use the $600,000 grant to help implement the UNC Lay Patient Navigation Program in 10 hospitals and cancer care facilities that collectively cover a wide geographic region of the state.

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