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Sharpless elected to Association of American Cancer Institutes’ Board

Sharpless elected to Association of American Cancer Institutes’ Board

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Director Norman E. Sharpless, MD, has won election to the Association of American Cancer Institutes’ Board of Directors.

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On the hunt for genetic clues to breast cancers that spread to the brain

On the hunt for genetic clues to breast cancers that spread to the brain

UNC Lineberger researcher Carey Anders, MD, wants to understand why some breast cancers metastasize to the brain, and what drives them. She recently was awarded a three-year, $450,000 grant to study genetic features of breast cancer brain metastases to try to answer those questions.

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Heading outside? Be sun smart

Heading outside? Be sun smart

Before heading to the beach or the pool to cool down this summer, UNC Lineberger's Puneet Jolly reminds people to be mindful of their sun exposure and offers some simple sun safety tips.

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Graphic cigarette pack warnings linked to reductions in smoking behavior, analysis finds

Graphic cigarette pack warnings linked to reductions in smoking behavior, analysis finds

In the analysis published in the journal Social Science & Medicine, researchers led by UNC Lineberger's Seth Noar found that cigarette smokers tried to quit more and smoked less overall when countries implemented new policies replacing text warnings with graphic images on cigarette packs or strengthened pack warnings in other ways.

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