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More frequent screening after prostate cancer treatment not linked to improved survival

More frequent screening after prostate cancer treatment not linked to improved survival

At the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, UNC Lineberger's Ronald Chen, MD, MPH, and colleagues presented findings from a study that assessed whether monitoring prostate cancer patients following treatment with a PSA test every three months versus once a year would provide a long-term survival benefit.

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Pagano Award recipients recognized

Pagano Award recipients recognized

Thomas Boothby, PhD, Hui Feng, PhD, and Jenna Honeycutt, PhD, were honored in a luncheon ceremony on Wednesday, June 6, in the Pagano Conference Room at UNC Lineberger.

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Melanoma survivors share stories of recovery amid treatment advances

Melanoma survivors share stories of recovery amid treatment advances

UNC Lineberger and the Melanoma Research Foundation hosted “Understanding Melanoma: From Prevention to Treatment," a seminar for patients and caregivers at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill. Physicians, researchers, patients and staff spoke about advances in treatment and care for melanoma, research and prevention, as well as best practices to address the psychosocial aspects of care.

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By forming clots in tumors, immune cells aid lung cancer's spread

By forming clots in tumors, immune cells aid lung cancer's spread

Researchers led by UNC Lineberger's Chad Pecot, MD, report in the journal Nature Communications that for a particular subset of lung cancer tumors, there is a high prevalence of immune cells called inflammatory monocytes. These cells, which normally help to build clotting scaffolds to promote wound healing, also make it possible for tumor cells to migrate and spread to other parts of the body.

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