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Earp, Ting recognized for career achievements in cancer research

Earp, Ting recognized for career achievements in cancer research

UNC Lineberger's H. Shelton Earp, MD, director of UNC Cancer Care and the Lineberger Professor of Cancer Research, and Jenny P.Y. Ting, PhD, the William Rand Kenan Professor of Genetics, have been honored with the Hyman L. Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award.

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UNC Lineberger launches innovative cellular immunotherapy program

UNC Lineberger launches innovative cellular immunotherapy program

UNC Lineberger, with its U.S. FDA-approved Good Manufacturing Practices, or “clean,” facility, is one of only a select academic centers in the United States with the capability to genetically modify patient immune cells for clinical use. This makes it possible for people who live in the Southeastern U.S. to stay closer to home to undergo cellular immunotherapy treatment.

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Spring deadline is March 15 for cancer research grant proposals

Spring deadline is March 15 for cancer research grant proposals

There are two categories of awards offered this spring for the UNC Lineberger Developmental Funding Award: Pilot Awards of up to $50,000 for one-year projects involving one principal investigator, and Stimulus Awards of up to $100,000 per year for one or two years for projects that enhance our scientific understanding of cancer basic mechanisms or clinical and public health practice.

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Measuring patients' muscles to predict chemotherapy side effects

Measuring patients' muscles to predict chemotherapy side effects

UNC Lineberger researchers Hy Muss, MD, Shlomit Strulov Shachar, MD, and colleagues report in the journal Clinical Cancer Research that a measure of muscle mass and muscle quality developed at UNC could potentially help doctors better identify patients at high risk for side effects that could require hospitalization.

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