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Gallagher appointed as chief of breast surgery and surgical director of the UNC Breast Center

Gallagher appointed as chief of breast surgery and surgical director of the UNC Breast Center

Highly regarded in her field, Kristalyn Gallagher, DO, FACOS, brings both surgical and research experience to this leadership position.

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Stem cells show promise as drug delivery tool for childhood brain cancer

Stem cells show promise as drug delivery tool for childhood brain cancer

UNC Lineberger’s Shawn Hingtgen, PhD, and his collaborators showed they could shrink tumors in laboratory models of medulloblastoma, and extend life. The study, published in PLOS ONE, is a necessary step toward developing clinical trials that would see if the approach works for children.

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Doctor-patient discussions neglect potential harms of lung cancer screening, study finds

Doctor-patient discussions neglect potential harms of lung cancer screening, study finds

UNC Lineberger researchers led by Daniel Reuland, MD, MPH, report in JAMA Internal Medicine that their analysis of audio-recorded office visit discussions between doctors and patients found the quality of the conversation about lung cancer screening was “poor” and discussion of the potential harms of screening was “virtually nonexistent.”

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Researchers find potential key to unlocking the immune system in pancreatic cancer

Researchers find potential key to unlocking the immune system in pancreatic cancer

In the journal Cancer Immunology Research, scientists led by UNC Lineberger's Yuliya Pylayeva-Gupta, PhD, revealed that a molecule called interleukin-35 plays a role in suppressing cancer-fighting immune cells in pancreatic cancer.

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