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UNC Medical Center Department of Pharmacy earns Innovator Award for reducing drug waste

UNC Medical Center Department of Pharmacy earns Innovator Award for reducing drug waste

At it 35th Annual National Oncology Conference, the Association of Community Cancer Centers recognized the North Carolina Cancer Hospital, UNC Lineberger's clinical home, for early adoption of a program to reduce drug waste and reduce drug cost.

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The Mary Kay Foundation awards UNC Lineberger $100,000 cancer research grant

The Mary Kay Foundation awards UNC Lineberger $100,000 cancer research grant

Gianpietro Dotti, MD, will use the $100,000 grant to conduct research into the use of cellular immunotherapy to treat solid tumors such as neuroblastoma, glioblastoma, ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer and triple negative breast cancer.

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HPV blood test shows promise for tracking head and neck cancer after treatment

HPV blood test shows promise for tracking head and neck cancer after treatment

UNC Lineberger's Bhishamjit S. Chera, MD, will present preliminary findings at the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology on Tuesday from a study that evaluated a blood test for HPV-linked oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma, which is a cancer of the back of the throat. The findings demonstrated the test could be an effective and less costly alternative for monitoring for cancer recurrence after radiation treatment.

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Scientists zero in on ways to boost colorectal cancer screening

Scientists zero in on ways to boost colorectal cancer screening

UNC Lineberger's Daniel Reuland, MD, MPH, and colleagues published in JAMA Internal Medicine a review of data from 73 randomized clinical trials that tested different ways of increasing screening for colorectal cancer. Their analysis identified three approaches as being the most effective.

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