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UNC scientists discover hidden subpopulation of melanoma cells

UNC scientists discover hidden subpopulation of melanoma cells

The research, led by Andrew C. Dudley, has implications for developing cancer drugs that target blood vessels that feed tumors.

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Meyer named faculty director of ICISS

Meyer named faculty director of ICISS

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member, Anne-Marie Meyer, PhD, assistant professor of cancer epidemiology, has been named faculty director of the Integrated Cancer Information and Surveillance System (ICISS).

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Sylvia Hatchell speaks at 6th Annual UNC Coping with Cancer Symposium

Sylvia Hatchell speaks at 6th Annual UNC Coping with Cancer Symposium

UNC Women’s Basketball Coach Sylvia Hatchell was one of the keynote speakers at UNC Lineberger’s 6th annual Coping with Cancer Symposium on Friday, October 10. The event was well attended by health care providers and administrators from across North Carolina.

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DeSimone elected to all three branches of the National Academies

DeSimone elected to all three branches of the National Academies

Dr. Joseph DeSimone, Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and UNC Lineberger member, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine a U. S. scientist can receive.

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Having dependent children motivates advanced cancer patients to pursue more aggressive care

A pilot study of people with advanced cancer indicates that parental status is an important factor in treatment decision-making, with the majority stating that being a parent motivates them to pursue life-extending treatments, according to research presented this week at ASCO’s 2014 Quality Care Symposium by Devon Check, a Ph.D. student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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New Template for Survivorship Care Plans Released

New Template for Survivorship Care Plans Released

Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, RN, professor in the UNC School of Nursing and director of cancer survivorship at UNC Lineberger, leads national efforts to address growing need for post-treatment planning for cancer patients.

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Park awarded American Cancer Society (ACS) Mentored Research Scholar Grant

Park awarded American Cancer Society (ACS) Mentored Research Scholar Grant

UNC Lineberger member and Assistant Professor of Medicine Steven Park, MD has been awarded the American Cancer Society (ACS) Mentored Research Scholar Grant in Tumor Biology and Genomics for his project titled “Combined Targeting of Myc-associated Pathways for Treatment of Lymphoma.” The award is for $729,000 over five years.

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Endeavors: Just Add Liver

Endeavors: Just Add Liver

A tale of viruses, stem cells, and global health

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Inaugural She ROCKS luncheon raises funds for ovarian cancer

Inaugural She ROCKS luncheon raises funds for ovarian cancer

The first annual She ROCKS (Research, Ovarian, Cancer, Knowledge, Support) event held recently in Wilmington raised funds that will go directly towards ovarian cancer research based at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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All the Cell’s a Stage

All the Cell’s a Stage

Brian Strahl, PhD, and his band of biochemists unravel the complicated mysteries of the epigenetic code to find a culprit in cancer development.

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New website launched to help women learn about risk factors for breast cancer

New website launched to help women learn about risk factors for breast cancer

The UNC Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (BCERP) has announced the official launch of myBCrisk.org, an interactive website designed to increase knowledge about breast cancer risk factors, especially among young African-American women.

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Coach Hatchell inspires as featured speaker at 10th Annual Roy Williams' Fast Break Against Cancer

Coach Hatchell inspires as featured speaker at 10th Annual Roy Williams' Fast Break Against Cancer

Now in its 10th year, this annual event hosted by Coach Roy Williams raised $213,000 for cancer research and treatment at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Milowsky appointed medical director of the N.C. Cancer Hospital

Milowsky appointed medical director of the N.C. Cancer Hospital

CHAPEL HILL, NC – Matthew Milowsky, MD, associate professor and co-director of the Urologic Oncology Program at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been appointed as the clinic medical director of the N.C. Cancer Hospital.

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Komen awards more than $875,000 to UNC Lineberger researchers

Komen awards more than $875,000 to UNC Lineberger researchers

Susan G. Komen® has awarded over $875,000 in research funding to UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Mazur awarded grant to perform Simulation-based Research to Enhance Patient Safety in Radiation Oncology from the Agency For Healthcare Research and Quality

The overall goal is to develop and assess the impact of standardized and generalizable simulation-based training, and user interface and cognitive workflows enhancements on radiation therapy (RT) providers’ performance and mental workload. The resulting knowledge from this study will help to enhance RT providers’ ability to detect and manage uncommon but potentially lethal events, and thus maximize patient safety.

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Team UNC Oncology among top fundraising teams for Light The Night Walk

Team UNC Oncology among top fundraising teams for Light The Night Walk

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) held their Light The Night Walk at Rock Quarry Park in Durham on Saturday, September 20. The evening fundraising walk celebrated and commemorated lives touched by blood cancer. More than a walk, the evening had a carnival atmosphere and included refreshments, entertainment, music and kids' activities

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Genomic profiling of Kaposi Sarcoma in Malawi

Genomic profiling of Kaposi Sarcoma in Malawi

Mina Hosseinipour, MD of UNC Project Malawi, Kristen Sweet, PhD student in Dirk Dittmer's group, and co-authors have published the results of transcriptional profiling of Kaposi Sarcomas seen in Malawi in the September 2014 issue of MBio. This report identified two molecular subtypes of Kaposi Sarcoma, which is the most common cancer in men in Malawi.

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UNC Lineberger hosts Metastatic Breast Cancer Network Conference

UNC Lineberger hosts Metastatic Breast Cancer Network Conference

The Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN) held its 8th Annual National Conference in Chapel Hill September 19-21, 2014 in conjunction with the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Nielsen named Director of UNC Urologic Oncology

Nielsen named Director of UNC Urologic Oncology

Matthew Nielsen, MD, MS, assistant professor of urology and adjunct assistant professor of epidemiology and health policy & management, has been named director of urologic oncology in the UNC Department of Urology. In his new role, he joins Matthew Milowsky, MD, associate professor of medicine, as co-director of the Multidisciplinary Genitourinary Oncology Service at the N.C. Cancer Hospital.

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