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AACR 2016: Blood test could gauge treatment response for head and neck cancer patients, pilot study shows

AACR 2016: Blood test could gauge treatment response for head and neck cancer patients, pilot study shows

A potential new blood test is sensitive enough to detect changes in numbers of head and neck cancer cells circulating in the blood, a pilot study by UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers and collaborators has found. The findings from the study will be presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting in New Orleans on Tuesday, April 19.

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AACR 2016: UNC researchers identify promising strategy to stop an aggressive breast cancer type once it’s spread to the brain

AACR 2016: UNC researchers identify promising strategy to stop an aggressive breast cancer type once it’s spread to the brain

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have identified a combination of investigational drugs that have been shown to be effective together at targeting triple negative breast cancer in the brain in preclinical studies. Their findings will be presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Tuesday, April 19.

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AACR 2016: Increased saturated fat in diet linked to aggressive prostate cancer

AACR 2016: Increased saturated fat in diet linked to aggressive prostate cancer

A study by researchers from the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and other institutions found a link between higher intake of dietary saturated fat, a type of fat found commonly in foods such as fatty beef and cheese, and risk of aggressive prostate cancer. The preliminary results were presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting in New Orleans on Monday, April 18.

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Researchers extract cancer cells’ ‘deadly secrets’ at UNC Lineberger symposium

Researchers extract cancer cells’ ‘deadly secrets’ at UNC Lineberger symposium

More than 440 people recently attended the 40th Annnual UNC Lineberger Scientific Symposium, which featured talks on treatments and ongoing research that target the RAS-RAF-MEK-ERK and other signaling pathways in cancer.

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