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In blood of patients treated for other cancers, researchers find genetic precursors of leukemia

In blood of patients treated for other cancers, researchers find genetic precursors of leukemia

In a study presented at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting in San Diego, Catherine C. Coombs, MD, MS, and colleagues reported that nearly a quarter of patients heavily treated for other cancers had mutations in their white blood cells, and that the majority of those mutations were leukemia-linked.

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UNC, Duke researchers unite around mission of preventing virus-induced cancers

UNC, Duke researchers unite around mission of preventing virus-induced cancers

Researchers and clinicians attended the 2016 UNC-Duke Viral Oncology & AIDS Malignancy Symposium on Dec. 14 to hear presentations and share their perspectives on the latest efforts to prevent and treat cancers linked to infectious agents.

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Cigar warning labels are not equally believable among adolescents

Cigar warning labels are not equally believable among adolescents

Less than 50 percent of surveyed teens found it ‘very believable’ that cigars are not a safe alternative to cigarettes, according to a first-of-its-kind study led by a UNC Lineberger researcher.

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Symposium addresses an age-old question about older cancer patients

Symposium addresses an age-old question about older cancer patients

The University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Geriatric Research Symposium, held Dec. 2, featured seven presentations and panel discussions focused on muscle mass, aging and patient function.

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