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VIDEO: Medical student, Green Beret, cancer survivor inspires at Lineberger Club Brunch

VIDEO: Medical student, Green Beret, cancer survivor inspires at Lineberger Club Brunch

Eric Strand, currently a student at the UNC School of Medicine, has quite a story to tell. The Green Beret medic -turned aspiring oncologist talked about second chances with attendees of the Lineberger Club Brunch and Basketball Game on Saturday, Feb. 20.

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Online e-cigarette searches number in the millions, but few focus on vaping health risk or quitting smoking

Online e-cigarette searches number in the millions, but few focus on vaping health risk or quitting smoking

A study published recently in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that Google searches about electronic cigarettes were more commonly related to shopping for e-cigarettes, while quitting smoking represented less than 1 percent of e-cigarette searches in each of 2013 and in 2014. The study’s senior author was Rebecca S. Williams, MHS, PhD, a UNC Lineberger member.

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Study finds different genetic mutation patterns for HPV-positive throat cancer patients based on smoking history

Study finds different genetic mutation patterns for HPV-positive throat cancer patients based on smoking history

Researchers at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have presented preliminary findings from a study examining the genetic alterations in HPV-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma, a cancer of the head and neck. The researchers found differences in the genetic mutations of HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer based on whether patients were heavy versus light smokers.

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Low-risk prostate cancer best managed with active surveillance

Low-risk prostate cancer best managed with active surveillance

UNC Lineberger researcher Dr. Ronald C. Chen was first-author of a report published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology that details guidelines for the active surveillance of men with low-risk prostate cancer. The guidelines, originally authored by Cancer Care Ontario, were reviewed and endorsed by the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

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