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Blue Ribbon Partners are celebrated for their contributions to UNC Lineberger

Blue Ribbon Partners are celebrated for their contributions to UNC Lineberger

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified Jul 03, 2013 12:46 PM

Blue Ribbon Partners, a new society to honor groups who have organized community events to support UNC Lineberger, were celebrated at a reception and ceremony at the cancer center on June 26, 2013. These elite fundraising teams have hosted events ̶ ranging from golf tournaments and cocktail receptions to charity runs and BBQ lunches ̶ for three or more years, raising at least $25,000 during that time.

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DeSimone - Research collaboration further customizes novel nanoparticles

by William Shawn Davis (wishda) last modified Jul 02, 2013 12:18 PM

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and MIT have combined two novel technologies to create specialized versions of tiny, coated nanoparticles. Through the use of a special coating technique, the researchers were further able to customize highly reproducible nanoparticles made using the PRINT platform created at UNC, which enables scientists to manufacture particles in a near-infinite array of shapes, sizes and material compositions. The combination of these unique technologies may result in developing more effective medicines, efficient electronics and technological advances in many other fields.

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Murine study predicts cancer drug responsiveness in human tumors

by William Shawn Davis (wishda) last modified Jul 03, 2013 05:13 PM

It’s a GEMM of a system. Genetically engineered mouse models that is. Using them allows scientists to study cancer in a way that more naturally mimics how human tumors exist within the complex environment of the body.

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Yeh and Johnson awarded Lustgarten Foundation grant for pancreatic cancer

Yeh and Johnson awarded Lustgarten Foundation grant for pancreatic cancer

by William Shawn Davis (wishda) last modified Jun 28, 2013 12:37 PM

Jen Jen Yeh, MD, and Gary Johnson, PhD, were awarded a $326,708.00 grant from the Lustgarten Foundation for a one-year pilot study to investigate the kinome landscape of pancreatic cancer.

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Human and canine lymphomas share molecular similarities, first large-scale comparison shows

by William Shawn Davis (wishda) last modified Jun 26, 2013 09:07 AM

Humans and their pet dogs are close, so close that they both develop a type of cancer called diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. In humans it’s the most common lymphoma subtype while in dogs, it’s one of the most common cancers in veterinary oncology.

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Coach Hatchell’s blueberry patch to support UNC Lineberger is ready for picking

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified Jun 24, 2013 09:33 AM

UNC women’s basketball Coach Sylvia Hatchell’s blueberry patch near Black Mountain, NC is ready for the summer picking season.

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Kathy DeClue: A Second Chance to Say ‘I Do’

Kathy DeClue: A Second Chance to Say ‘I Do’

by Elizabeth Swaringen for UNC Health Care last modified Oct 31, 2013 04:42 PM

Kathy DeClue of Randolph County was featured in Family House Diaries in August 2012. She celebrated the success of a second stem cell transplant for leukemia by renewing her wedding vows with her husband of 41 years before 80 friends and family.

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Single Fathers Due to Cancer in the media

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified Oct 31, 2013 04:43 PM

The first of its kind program, Single Fathers Due to Cancer, continues to gain attention through media reports.

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Lucky 13 featured in video by UNC Endeavors

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified Oct 31, 2013 04:44 PM

This summer, ten boy scouts from Chapel Hill are biking across the country to raise money for UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. For every $15,000 raised, UNC Lineberger has agreed to send one of their pediatric oncology patients to spend a week at Victory Junction, a camp for chronically ill children.

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Kim named to Society of Surgical Oncology Executive Council

Kim named to Society of Surgical Oncology Executive Council

by William Shawn Davis (wishda) last modified Jun 17, 2013 10:18 AM

HJ Kim, MD, associate professor in UNC’s division of surgical oncology and endocrinology, has been named as a member of the Society of Surgical Oncology's (SSO) Executive Council.

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UNC genetics researcher helps open Smithsonian exhibit

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified Jun 18, 2013 11:24 AM

Clinical geneticist Jim Evans, MD, PhD helped to open the exhibition, Genome: Unlocking Life's Code. The high-tech, high-intensity display celebrates the 10th anniversary of production of the first complete human genome sequence also known as the genetic blueprint of the human body.

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Evans on Supreme Court DNA patent ruling

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified Jun 13, 2013 12:02 PM

James Evans, MD, PhD, an international expert in gene patenting and genetics policy, comments on the June 13, 2013 Supreme Court ruling regarding gene patenting.

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UNC researchers identify another piece of the “histone code” puzzle

UNC researchers identify another piece of the “histone code” puzzle

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified Jun 24, 2013 12:00 PM

New research from the UNC School of Medicine has shown how a protein called UHRF1 “reads” the histone code in a specific way to perform an important cellular function.

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Millikan honored with posthumous Alumni Achievement Award from UC-Davis

Millikan honored with posthumous Alumni Achievement Award from UC-Davis

by William Shawn Davis (wishda) last modified Jun 11, 2013 04:39 PM

The late Robert Craft Millikan will be honored with a 2013 Alumni Achievement Award from the University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine during the School's commencement ceremony on June 14.

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Coach Hatchell’s blueberry patch supports UNC Lineberger

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified Jun 11, 2013 05:48 PM

UNC women’s basketball Coach Sylvia Hatchell’s blueberry patch near Black Mountain, NC is almost ready for the summer picking season.

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Four UNC nursing graduate students awarded American Cancer Society scholarships

Four UNC nursing graduate students awarded American Cancer Society scholarships

by William Shawn Davis (wishda) last modified Jun 10, 2013 09:01 AM

Four UNC School of Nursing students have been awarded American Cancer Society Graduate Scholarships in Cancer Nursing Practice. The recipients are Sean Gallagher, RN; April Lenker, RN; Melissa Matson, RN; and Lori Walker, RN.

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Lucky 13 to bike across country to raise money for UNC Lineberger

Lucky 13 to bike across country to raise money for UNC Lineberger

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified Jun 07, 2013 03:19 PM

Ten area teens will pedal with purpose this summer, riding some 3,700 miles over a 10-week period, from Maryland to Oregon. The group, dubbed “Lucky 13,” a play on the year “2013,” aims to raise $30,000 for UNC’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, with a portion on the money going directly to serve pediatric cancer patients.

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UNC Lineberger members present at 2013 ASCO Annual Meeting

UNC Lineberger members present at 2013 ASCO Annual Meeting

by William Shawn Davis (wishda) last modified Jun 06, 2013 09:06 AM

More than 15 members and associates of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center presented their work to the attendees at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago.

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Pignone - Eligibility for aspirin for primary prevention in men increases when cancer mortality benefit added

Pignone - Eligibility for aspirin for primary prevention in men increases when cancer mortality benefit added

by William Shawn Davis (wishda) last modified Jun 06, 2013 09:07 AM

While aspirin has been shown to be effective in preventing heart attacks in men, it also increases the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding and possibly stroke, even at low doses. As such, national guidelines suggest that aspirin be used for prevention only in men at higher risk for cardiovascular events, so that the benefits of aspirin are greater than its adverse effects.

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UNC Lineberger's 2013 Scientific Retreat features "TED talks"

UNC Lineberger's 2013 Scientific Retreat features "TED talks"

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified Jun 04, 2013 11:23 AM

More than 200 faculty, students and fellows gathered at the Carolina Club to hear ten-minute "TED talks" by 11 faculty recently recruited to UNC.

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