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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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Dotti awarded grant to launch early immunotherapy studies for ovarian cancer

Dotti awarded grant to launch early immunotherapy studies for ovarian cancer

UNC Lineberger's Gianpietro Dotti, MD, has received a grant for early laboratory studies into a method to attack ovarian cancer by genetically modifying a person’s own immune cells – specifically T-cells – to recognize ovarian cancer.

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For mothers with advanced cancer, parenting concerns affect emotional well-being

For mothers with advanced cancer, parenting concerns affect emotional well-being

A new study led by UNC Lineberger's Eliza M. Park, MD, shows that parenting concerns can have a significant impact on the mental and emotional health of women with advanced cancer. In particular, they found that a mother’s emotional well-being was significantly linked with whether she had communicated with her children about her illness, and her concerns about how her illness will financially impact her children.

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