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Sell-out crowd kicks off Blue Ribbon Gala

by Katy Jones last modified Oct 03, 2013 10:12 AM

UNC Lineberger kicked off its Blue Ribbon Gala on September 27, 2013, gathering more than 450 people to celebrate advancements in cancer care at UNC. The black-tie event raised more than $225,000 for UNC Lineberger.

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First Annual UNC Hematology/Oncology Retreat highlights division’s accomplishments

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified Oct 02, 2013 09:49 AM

The UNC School of Medicine’s Division of Hematology/Oncology held its first annual retreat on September 6, 2013 at the Rizzo Center in Chapel Hill to discuss the academic mission and future goals of the division.

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UNC Lineberger discovery goes from the lab to the patient with FDA approval

by Katy Jones last modified Oct 07, 2013 02:21 PM

New test uses PAM50 breast cancer gene signature discovered by UNC’s Perou

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UNC Lineberger announces 2013 Joseph S. Pagano Awards

UNC Lineberger announces 2013 Joseph S. Pagano Awards

by William Shawn Davis (wishda) last modified Sep 30, 2013 09:43 AM

Post-doctoral fellows Scott Rothbart, PhD; Gidi Shemer, PhD; and Angela Wahl, PhD, are the recipients of the Joseph S. Pagano Award for a paper by a postdoctoral fellow published in 2012.

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Pedal for Peds raises money to support UNC's Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified Sep 27, 2013 10:57 AM

On Saturday, September 21 over 100 bicycle riders from all over the Carolinas participated in the 4th Annual Pedal for Peds (pronounced pēds) bike ride.

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Physicians experience increased effort and uncertainty in cross-coverage of radiation oncology patients

Physicians experience increased effort and uncertainty in cross-coverage of radiation oncology patients

by William Davis last modified Sep 25, 2013 10:55 AM

Radiation oncology physicians who encounter an unfamiliar case when cross covering for another physician experience higher levels of perceived workload and may perhaps also effects on performance, according to research conducted at the University of North Carolina.

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Prostate cancer treatment delays onset of pain and quality of life deterioration in men with metastatic prostate cancer

Prostate cancer treatment delays onset of pain and quality of life deterioration in men with metastatic prostate cancer

by William Davis last modified Sep 25, 2013 10:09 AM

Abiraterone acetate, a recently FDA-approved drug used to treat men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, significantly delays progression of pain and quality of life deterioration when taken in conjunction with prednisone.

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National Pink Heals Tour visits UNC

by Dianne Shaw last modified Oct 02, 2013 05:11 PM

The national Pink Heals Tour visited UNC on Friday, September 20 with a fleet of pink fire trucks, a bus and emergency vehicles. Chapel Hill Fire Department, the host for the visit, brought their Carolina Blue fire truck.

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UNC Health Care to host live Facebook chat on newborn genome mapping

by UNC Health Care last modified Sep 20, 2013 03:28 PM

Dr. Cynthia Powell of N.C. Children's Hospital and Dr. Jonathan Berg of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center will answer your questions in a live Facebook chat at noon (12 p.m.) Eastern time on Thursday, Sept. 26.

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Family House Diaries: Bill Clanton - When He Speaks, Pay Attention

by Written by Elizabeth Swaringen for UNC Health Care last modified Sep 19, 2013 03:05 PM

An 82-year-old resident of Aurora, N.C., is referred to UNC Hospitals for treatment of a nasal cavity cancer in the post of tissue between his nostrils. A multidisciplinary treatment decision, the support of his family and a stay at SECU Family House see him through.

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Get Heeled 5K raises over $53,000 for UNC Lineberger’s Pediatric Oncology and Hematology Clinic

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified Sep 20, 2013 10:58 AM

On September 14, over 1,000 people gathered at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill for the Get Heeled 5K to walk, run and raise money for UNC Lineberger’s Pediatric Oncology and Hematology Clinic.

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UNC and Wake Forest awarded FDA, NIH grant to create Center for Regulatory Research on Tobacco Communications

by William Davis last modified Oct 01, 2013 09:02 AM

Although cigarette use has declined among Americans, regulators face the challenge of communicating the dangers of new tobacco products along with reaching smokers in diverse communities who may not respond to traditional forms of anti-tobacco communication. To address these issues, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced today that they are awarding a $19.4 million, five-year grant to fund a center at the University of North Carolina that will study issues related to tobacco prevention communication and regulation.

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Governor Pat McCrory and First Lady Ann McCrory proclaimed September 13 as Childhood Cancer Awareness Day in North Carolina

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified Sep 18, 2013 02:15 PM

The Honorable Pat McCrory Governor of the State of North Carolina, and First Lady Ann McCrory visited the North Carolina Children’s Hospital on September 13 to proclaim that day as Childhood Cancer Awareness Day in North Carolina.

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real doctors, real people - Oliver Smithies

by Nathan Clendenin for UNC Health Care last modified Sep 11, 2013 11:29 AM

Dr. Oliver Smithies won the Nobel Prize for his research in gene modification. What you may not know is that since he was a child, he's been enthralled with flying.

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UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center appoints two clinical research leadership positions

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified Sep 19, 2013 12:21 PM

E. Claire Dees, MD, associate professor of medicine, and Peter Voorhees, MD, associate professor of medicine, have been appointed to leadership positions in UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Dees will serve as medical director of the Clinical Protocol Office and Dr. Voorhees will serve as chair of the Protocol Review Committee.

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Understanding multiple causes of racial disparities in breast cancer is essential

by William Shawn Davis last modified Sep 18, 2013 09:49 AM

Racial disparities in the treatment and outcome of breast cancer patients arise from a combination of biological, social and financial causes. Understanding how these complex factors influence interactions between patients and the medical community is key to reducing the gaps in treatment and mortality between racial groups, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina.

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UNC partners with NIH to explore genomic testing for newborns

by William Shawn Davis last modified Sep 05, 2013 01:56 PM

As the clinical use of genomic testing expands, the practical and ethical considerations of using the technology to screen newborns for genetic conditions will be the focus of a new study undertaken at the University of North Carolina.

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Lucky 13 bicyclists finish coast-to-coast ride and surpass fundraising goal

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified Sep 25, 2013 11:44 AM

UNC Lineberger is lucky to have such dedicated volunteers. This year, for the fourth time, a group of intrepid young men, organized a summer trip to raise funds for UNC Lineberger.

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Real Nurses - John Collier

by Written by Nathan Clendenin for UNC Health Care last modified Sep 03, 2013 01:15 PM

As a clinical nurse IV in the outpatient clinics of N.C. Cancer Hospital, Collier plays many roles from nurse manager to caring for patients. He's used to playing different roles though as he's been into drama and theater about as long as he's been in nursing

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Basch interview on patient-centered outcomes at CancerNetwork

by William Shawn Davis last modified Oct 31, 2013 04:33 PM

Ethan Basch, MD, Director, Cancer Outcomes Research Program at UNC Lineberger, discussed incorporating measurements of patient well-being into developing new treatments with CancerNetwork writer Anna Azvolinsky in an Aug. 28, 2013 podcast.

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