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Researchers map the genome of testicular cancer

Researchers map the genome of testicular cancer

In a collaborative, multi-institution effort to map the genetic and genomic changes in cancer, researchers led by UNC Lineberger's Katherine Hoadley, PhD, analyzed 137 testicular germ cell tumors for potential mutations and other molecular changes. They identified molecular features of testicular germ cell cancers that could inform future efforts to improve treatment decisions, and help monitor patients to see if their cancer has come back. Their findings were published in Cell Reports.

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UNC Lineberger researchers share, learn about latest studies at ASCO Annual Meeting

UNC Lineberger researchers share, learn about latest studies at ASCO Annual Meeting

UNC Lineberger faculty and trainees participated in more than 30 scientific or education sessions at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago.

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UNC Lineberger among national leaders endorsing goal of eliminating HPV-related cancers in the US

UNC Lineberger among national leaders endorsing goal of eliminating HPV-related cancers in the US

The directors of the 70 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers, including UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, say a national effort is needed to improve the rate of HPV vaccination and screening in the United States.

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Blood mutations could contaminate genetic analyses of tumors

Blood mutations could contaminate genetic analyses of tumors

UNC Lineberger researchers and colleagues led by Catherine C. Coombs, MD, reported research findings at the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting that showed blood cell mutations accounted for as many as 8 percent of the mutations identified in large-scale genetic sequencing efforts at two major academic centers.

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