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Finding genetic variations common in black women could improve breast cancer outcomes, reduce recurrence

Finding genetic variations common in black women could improve breast cancer outcomes, reduce recurrence

UNC Lineberger researchers Charles M. Perou, PhD, Katherine Hoadley, PhD, and Melissa Troester, PhD, co-authored a large, multi-institutional study designed to understand a gap in mortality for black and white women with breast cancer by beginning to unravel the germline genetic variations and tumor biological differences. This is the first “ancestry-based comprehensive analysis of multiple platforms of genomic and proteomic data of its kind,” the authors note.

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Robert McGinty named 2017 Searle Scholar

Robert McGinty named 2017 Searle Scholar

UNC Lineberger's Robert McGinty, MD, PhD, has been selected as a 2017 Searle Scholar. He is the first Searle Scholar named at the University of North Carolina in the past 10 years.

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Researchers map genetic changes in glioblastoma as it progresses, test potential treatment strategy

Researchers map genetic changes in glioblastoma as it progresses, test potential treatment strategy

In a pair of preclinical studies published in the journal Neuro-Oncology, UNC Lineberger's C. Ryan Miller, MD, PhD, and the Phoenix-based Translational Genomics Research Institute report on the genetic evolution of glioblastoma as it progresses in severity and a potential strategy to treat this often fast-growing brain cancer type.

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Study confirms link between alcohol consumption, breast cancer risk in black women

Study confirms link between alcohol consumption, breast cancer risk in black women

In findings published in the journal Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers confirmed the link between alcohol consumption and breast cancer risk in a study in black women. The association has been seen in other studies drawn from majority white populations.

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