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Could targeting a gene linked to microcephaly lead to a better brain cancer treatment?

Could targeting a gene linked to microcephaly lead to a better brain cancer treatment?

UNC Lineberger researchers led by Timothy R. Gershon, MD, PhD, reported preclinical findings in the journal Development that show promise for targeting a gene linked to microcephaly in infants as a treatment for medulloblastoma.

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Study raises concerns about timely follow-up to positive mammogram for the uninsured

Study raises concerns about timely follow-up to positive mammogram for the uninsured

Uninsured women under age 65 who received their mammogram at community screening clinics in North Carolina were less likely to get follow-up within a year of a positive mammogram, and had higher odds of missing a 60-day window for follow-up care, according to a study Louise Henderson, PhD, and her colleagues published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

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Study finds genetic variation may protect against certain HPV-linked oral cancers

Study finds genetic variation may protect against certain HPV-linked oral cancers

Andrew Olshan, PhD, and colleagues reported in Nature Genetics that immune system-related genetic variation may provide new insight into the mechanisms of protection against human papillomavirus-associated head and neck cancer.

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Oncology Excellence Awards celebrate compassion and commitment

Oncology Excellence Awards celebrate compassion and commitment

North Carolina Cancer Hospital's Tony Williams Lobby was filled with friends, family and colleagues to celebrate Deborah Ballard, RN, MSN, ANP-C, OCN, Kristi Geib, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPON, Pearl Langhorne, and Jennifer Spring, RD, CSO, LDN, who received 2016 Oncology Excellence Awards.

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