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Damania earns Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring

Damania earns Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring

UNC Lineberger's Blossom Damania, PhD, vice dean for research at the UNC School of Medicine, was honored with the award at the UNC-Chapel Hill doctoral hooding ceremony May 12.

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Could reading our circadian clocks according to DNA repair optimize chemotherapy?

Could reading our circadian clocks according to DNA repair optimize chemotherapy?

For the first time, UNC Lineberger scientists led by Nobel laureate Aziz Sancar analyzed whole-genome DNA repair over 24 hours to find which genes were repaired, where exactly, and when, laying the groundwork for a more precise use of anti-cancer drugs.

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Viral protein helps drive cancer, study shows

Viral protein helps drive cancer, study shows

UNC Lineberger researchers led by Blossom Damania, PhD, and Penny Anders, PhD, published a paper in the Journal of Clinical Investigation that explains how the viral protein vPK helps drive abnormal growth of immune cells called B cells. Their findings identify vPK as a potential druggable target to block or treat cancer in people infected with the virus.

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UNC Lineberger co-hosts inaugural N.C. Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Symposium

UNC Lineberger co-hosts inaugural N.C. Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Symposium

Hosted by UNC Lineberger and the Mountain Area Health Education Center at the Carolina Inn, the inaugural symposium brought together multidisciplinary providers and researchers from around the state who are interested in improving care for adolescents and young adults with cancer.

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