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Cigarillo packaging can influence product perception, study finds

Cigarillo packaging can influence product perception, study finds

Researchers led by UNC Lineberger's Adam Goldstein, MD, and Clare Meernik, MPH, surveyed 2,664 young adults who were current users, never users, or past users of little cigars and cigarillos, finding cigarillo packs with colors and containing a flavor descriptor were rated more positively for taste and smell. Health warnings didn’t fully mitigate the draw of the packaging.

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Scientists evaluate strategy to treat aggressive breast cancer once it's spread to the brain

Scientists evaluate strategy to treat aggressive breast cancer once it's spread to the brain

UNC Lineberger's Carey Anders, MD, and Amanda Van Swearingen, PhD, senior research specialist at UNC Lineberger, presented preclinical findings at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2018 about a potential promising strategy for triple negative breast cancer brain metastases. They studied the PARP inhibitor, niraparib, in three models of triple negative breast cancer with alteration and loss-of-function changes in the BRCA1 gene.

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For aggressive breast cancer in the brain, researchers clarify immune response

For aggressive breast cancer in the brain, researchers clarify immune response

In a preliminary study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2018 in Chicago, researchers led by UNC Lineberger's Benjamin Vincent, MD, and Carey Anders, MD, revealed findings for what kind of immune response the body is staging against triple negative breast cancer that has spread to the brain. They hope they can use these findings to improve patient responses to drugs that work by unleashing the immune system against cancer.

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UNC Lineberger faculty present at leading national cancer research meeting

UNC Lineberger faculty present at leading national cancer research meeting

UNC Lineberger clinicians and scientists shared their research findings at the American Association for Cancer Research's annual meeting in Chicago, April 14-18. The meeting draws tens of thousands cancer experts from around the world to learn about the latest developments in cancer research.

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