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In all U.S. regions, broad support for increasing legal age of tobacco sales

In all U.S. regions, broad support for increasing legal age of tobacco sales

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, including UNC Lineberger member Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH, and East Carolina University reported in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine that in all nine regions of the country, a majority of adults supported increasing the minimum legal age for tobacco product sales. They also found the most support for increasing the minimum age to 21 rather than to 20 or 19.

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Sancar earns UNC Board of Governors’ highest faculty honor

Sancar earns UNC Board of Governors’ highest faculty honor

Nobel Prize winner Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, a UNC Lineberger member and the Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the UNC School of Medicine was one of two distinguished professors to receive the O. Max Gardner Award, the highest faculty honor of the UNC Board of Governors.

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UNC Lineberger researcher to study cervical cancer screening tool through Grand Challenges Explorations Grant

UNC Lineberger researcher to study cervical cancer screening tool through Grand Challenges Explorations Grant

UNC Lineberger member Jennifer S. Smith, PhD, MPH, director of the Cervical Cancer-Free Coalition at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and associate professor of epidemiology, will pursue an innovative global health and development research project to determine the effectiveness of a urine-based, cervical cancer screening tool under a Grand Challenges Exploration Grant, which is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Researchers link gene expression patterns of normal tissue to breast cancer prognosis

Researchers link gene expression patterns of normal tissue to breast cancer prognosis

In the journal npj Breast Cancer, researchers led by UNC Lineberger member Melissa Troester, PhD, reported they identified a particular gene expression pattern in normal-appearing breast tissue around tumors that was linked to lower 10-year survival rates for women with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer.

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