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Top of the Line - Five questions with Dr. Sharpless

Top of the Line - Five questions with Dr. Sharpless

The next chapter in the story of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center begins with a new director, Ned Sharpless, an oncologist with a story to tell.

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Cancer patient out-of-pocket costs play major role in treatment adherence

Cancer patient out-of-pocket costs play major role in treatment adherence

The cost of insurance co-payments for cutting-edge pharmaceuticals can vary widely from patient to patient. When the patient’s share of prescription costs becomes too high, many patients skip doses or stop taking medication entirely, according to research conducted at the University of North Carolina.

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The Charlotte Observer - Mersereau comments on fertility preservation for young adults battling cancer

Dr. Jennifer Mersereau, a fertility preservation specialist at UNC Cancer Care, comments on the promise and challenge of fertility preservation for individuals battling cancer.

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UNC Lineberger announces 2013 Excellence Awards

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and UNC Cancer Care honored four employees with 2013 Excellence Awards.

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Associated Press - Coach Hatchell vows to coach again

UNC Women's Basketball Coach Sylvia Hatchell talked to the Associated Press about her fight to get back to her basketball program as quickly as possible.

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UNC Department of Urology participates in Movember Campaign

Movember is a national campaign where teams are inspired to raise money, and grow mustaches, to support men’s health.

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John Isner hosts 4th Annual Ebix Charity Challenge

On December 7, 2013, America’s No. 1 tennis player, John Isner, held his annual charity event, the Ebix Charity Challenge, contributing $75,000 to UNC Lineberger

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Screening decisions must balance potential benefits with potential patient harms

Screening to detect medical conditions has become standard practice for many diseases, but insufficient attention has been paid to the potential for harm, according to research by a team led by Russell Harris, MD, MPH, of the UNC School of Medicine, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member.

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End-of-year deadlines for gifts to receive tax benefits for 2013

We are deeply grateful to the thousands of donors who help make UNC Lineberger’s cancer fight possible by supporting innovative and lifesaving cancer research and care.

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Evans on 23andMe genetic testing controversy in The Cancer Letter

James Evans, MD, PhD, published his thoughts on the 23andMe genetic testing controversy in the Dec. 13 issue of The Cancer Letter.

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