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University Cancer Research Fund updates, record poster session highlights of 2011 scientific retreat

University Cancer Research Fund updates, record poster session highlights of 2011 scientific retreat

The sixth annual UNC Lineberger scientific retreat drew a record number of posters – 68 – for the poster session and competition – and close to 150 people for the talks and reception.

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Common transplant drug inhibits breast cancer growth, UNC laboratory study shows

Common transplant drug inhibits breast cancer growth, UNC laboratory study shows

Chapel Hill - Tacrolimus, a drug that is commonly used to prevent organ transplantation rejection, inhibits breast cancer growth in pre-clinical studies. The finding from UNC scientists was reported in the May 26th Public Library of Science.

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Cancer battle changes view of donating blood

Cancer battle changes view of donating blood

Tom May used to donate blood, but not often. If he had it to do over, he’d give as much as possible. But he can’t.

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Dr. Carol Otey talks about pancreatic cancer on Here's to Your Health

Dr. Carol Otey talks about pancreatic cancer on Here's to Your Health

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Carol Otey, PhD talks about the hope & health that has resulted from recent pancreatic research & collaboration on the May 14, 2011 broadcast of Here's to Your Health.

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UNC study examines NC cancer patient emergency department visits

UNC study examines NC cancer patient emergency department visits

Chapel Hill - When cancer patients experience medical problems, they may visit emergency departments, but how often and for what reasons, there is little data.

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UNC breast cancer program recognized as national model

UNC breast cancer program recognized as national model

A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study has joined the ranks of an elite group of programs recognized for their contributions to reducing cancer.

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New Melanoma Awareness Program Launches

C.A.R.E. (Cancer - Awareness - Responsibility - Education) Behind the Chair : An Informative Event for Melanoma Awareness Month

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Goldberg Appointed to Chair 2012 Steering Committee

Goldberg Appointed to Chair 2012 Steering Committee

Richard Goldberg, MD, distinguished professor and chief of the division of hematology/oncology, has been appointed to chair the 2012 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium Steering Committee on behalf of the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

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Sartor Featured on Here's to Your Health

Sartor Featured on Here's to Your Health

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Dr. Carolyn Sartor discussed the “New Life After Cancer” organization on the April 28, 2011 broadcast of Here's to Your Health. Dr. Sartor is a breast cancer survivor and former Chair of Radiation Oncology at UNC.

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UNC Lineberger Holds 35th Annual Scientific Symposium

The 35th annual UNC Lineberger scientific symposium attracted more than 530 participants. Held at the Friday Center on April 27-28, 2011, the event featured speakers on "Cell Metabolism and Cancer."

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Two UNC Lineberger Physician-Scientists Selected ELAM Fellows

Two UNC Lineberger Physician-Scientists Selected ELAM Fellows

Prestigious Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program builds pipeline of women leaders

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Million Dollar Evening Had by All

UNC Lineberger’s Beach Ball hit the million dollar mark this year! This annual event provides support for cancer treatment, prevention and research in the community.

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Normal stem cells made to look and act like cancer stem cells

Normal stem cells made to look and act like cancer stem cells

CHAPEL HILL – Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, after isolating normal stem cells that form the developing placenta, have given them the same properties of stem cells associated with an aggressive type of breast cancer.

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UNC Scientist Receives Grant to Address Lung Cancer Disparities

UNC Scientist Receives Grant to Address Lung Cancer Disparities

Chapel Hill, NC - Samuel Cykert, MD, has received a $1.8 million five-year grant from the American Cancer Society (ACS) to study “Lung Cancer Surgery: Decisions Against Life Saving Care.”

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UNC-Mission Cancer Partnership Welcomes New Personnel

UNC-Mission Cancer Partnership Welcomes New Personnel

The UNC-Mission Hospital Cancer Partnership, part of the UNC Cancer Network, welcomes Candace Cox, RN, OCN, to the program staff.

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