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Statewide network established to support cancer survivors

Statewide network established to support cancer survivors

The Duke Endowment awards $461,750 grant to UNC Lineberger’s Comprehensive Cancer Support Program.

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Keku published in American Journal of Physiology

Keku published in American Journal of Physiology

Temitope Keku, MSPH, PhD has published a review in The American Journal of Physiology—Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology titled “The Gastrointestinal Microbiota and Colorectal Cancer.” Coauthors include Drs. Santosh Dulal, April Deveaux, Biljana Jovov, and Xuesong Han. This article provides an overview on the role of resident gut microbiota in the development of human colorectal cancer and explores its association with diet and inflammation.

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John Isner’s Ebix Charity Challenge to feature Bryan Brothers, benefit UNC Lineberger

John Isner’s Ebix Charity Challenge to feature Bryan Brothers, benefit UNC Lineberger

Ebix, Inc., today announced that the annual Ebix Charity Challenge, will be held in Greensboro, North Carolina on February 7, 2015. All proceeds from the 5th Annual Ebix Charity Challenge will benefit the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, where America No. 1 John Isner’s mother, Karen, was successfully treated during her two battles with colon cancer.

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DeSimone, Ting published in PNAS

DeSimone, Ting published in PNAS

UNC Lineberger members Joseph DeSimone, PhD and Jenny Ting, PhD, along with other researchers at the UNC-Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University have uncovered a novel approach to creating inhalable vaccines using nanoparticles that shows promise for targeting lung-specific diseases, such as influenza, pneumonia and tuberculosis. The findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, also have broad public health implications for improving the accessibility of vaccines.

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New approach may lead to inhalable vaccines for influenza, pneumonia

New approach may lead to inhalable vaccines for influenza, pneumonia

Researchers at the UNC-Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University have uncovered a novel approach to creating inhalable vaccines using nanoparticles that shows promise for targeting lung-specific diseases, such as influenza, pneumonia and tuberculosis. The work was led by Cathy Fromen and Gregory Robbins, members of the DeSimone and Ting labs at UNC Lineberger, and reveals that a particle’s surface charge plays a key role in eliciting immune responses in the lung.

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Priceless Gem

Priceless Gem

Carolina legend Danny Talbott performed at the highest level on both the football field and baseball diamond during his years as a Tar Heel. Since 2010, he’s been back in Chapel Hill, battling the toughest opponent he’s faced: multiple myeloma. He can’t imagine going anywhere else to do it.

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2014 by the numbers

2014 was an exciting year for UNC Lineberger. Check out this graphic that shows what amazing progress you helped us make over the last 12 months - by the numbers.

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Evans co-authors commentary in JAMA

Evans co-authors commentary in JAMA

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member Jim Evans, MD, PhD, Bryson Distinguished Professor of Genetics and Medicine and director of clinical cancer genetics, has co-authored a commentary on proposed US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulation of genetic testing in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

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Beating cancer shouldn’t mean the end of care

Beating cancer shouldn’t mean the end of care

Deborah Mayer, Ph.D., R.N., AOCN, FAAN, Professor at the School of Nursing, Director of Cancer Survivorship at UNC Lineberger, is a national pioneer on research in cancer survivorship. Her work sheds light on the best ways to monitor and manage care for cancer survivors long after diagnosis and treatment. She is a staunch advocate for serving patients' needs and the importance of good communication.

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UNC Lineberger hosts Kidney Cancer Association Patient and Survivor Conference

UNC Lineberger hosts Kidney Cancer Association Patient and Survivor Conference

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center hosted the Kidney Cancer Association Patient and Survivor Conference at the William & Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education on Saturday, December 13, 2014. Attendees from New Jersey, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, South Carolina and North Carolina gathered to hear presentations on topics such as managing treatment, new therapies and navigating the health care system.

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Pecot named one of only two ACS Mentored Research Scholar awardees

Pecot named one of only two ACS Mentored Research Scholar awardees

Chad Pecot, MD, assistant professor in hematology and oncology, has received a Mentored Research Scholar Award in Applied and Clinical Research from the American Cancer Society (ACS). Dr. Pecot is one of only two recipients in the United States to receive the award.

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Free legal help for those who need it most

Free legal help for those who need it most

The UNC Cancer Pro Bono Project allows law students, working under the supervision of volunteer attorneys, to draw up advance directives for cancer patients, for free. Originally designed as a joint program with Duke, Carolina’s student-run program has grown so much that it operates independently now, with the help of Legal Aid of North Carolina Inc. and about 35 volunteer attorneys.

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UNC Lineberger members present at 2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

UNC Lineberger members present at 2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

UNC Lineberger members Lisa Carey, MD, Chuck Perou, PhD, Hyman Muss, MD, Carey Anders, MD, and Katherine Hoadley, PhD will present at leading breast cancer research symposium.

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Ahmed lab published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Ahmed lab published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Former Postdoctoral fellow Aisa Sakaguchi, PhD (University of Gunma, Japan), graduate student Matt Simon (Ahmed lab), and Peter Sarkies, PhD are first authors for this study, which focuses on small RNA-mediated silencing & transgenerational fertility. UNC Lineberger member Shawn Ahmed, PhD and Eric Miska, PhD from the University of Cambridge are senior authors.

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Walker wins Lymphoma Research Foundation award

Walker wins Lymphoma Research Foundation award

Dr. Matthew Walker, a postdoctoral fellow in the Major Lab, was awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship Award from the Lymphoma Research Foundation. The two-year award provides $105,000 to support research on the role of Wnt signaling in Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma.

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N.C. Cancer Hospital nurse selected as recipient of national leadership award

N.C. Cancer Hospital nurse selected as recipient of national leadership award

AnnMarie Walton, MPH, RN, OCN, CHES, PhD candidate, an oncology nurse at the N.C. Cancer Hospital, who has made extraordinary efforts to improve the health and lives of agricultural workers and health care providers has been recognized as one of the 10 recipients of the new Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing award created by the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a joint initiative of AARP and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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UNC Lineberger members presenting at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting

UNC Lineberger members presenting at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting

Several UNC Lineberger members and UNC School of Medicine faculty presented at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting in San Francisco last week. With more than 15,000 members from nearly 100 countries, ASH is the world's largest professional society serving clinicians and scientists around the world who are working to conquer blood diseases. The 56th ASH Annual Meeting & Exposition is the premier event in malignant and non-malignant hematology.

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UNC Lineberger members presenting at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting

UNC Lineberger members presenting at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting

Several UNC Lineberger members and UNC School of Medicine faculty presented at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting in San Francisco last week. With more than 15,000 members from nearly 100 countries, ASH is the world's largest professional society serving clinicians and scientists around the world who are working to conquer blood diseases. The 56th ASH Annual Meeting & Exposition is the premier event in malignant and non-malignant hematology.

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Marks delivers Annual Oration in Radiation Oncology at RSNA annual meeting

Marks delivers Annual Oration in Radiation Oncology at RSNA annual meeting

UNC Lineberger's Dr. Larry Marks, chair of the department of radiation oncology at the UNC School of Medicine, delivered the Annual Oration in Radiation Oncology at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting yesterday, speaking to the strengths - as well as the limitations - to the amazing advancements in medical imaging.

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Ting ranks second in the nation for NIH funding in microbiology

Ting ranks second in the nation for NIH funding in microbiology

Jenny Ting, PhD, William Rand Kenan Professor in UNC’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology and member of the UNC Lineberger, ranks second in the nation in National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding in the field of microbiology.

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