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Fast Break raises funds, awareness for cancer research

Fast Break raises funds, awareness for cancer research

The 14th annual Roy Williams’ Fast Break Against Cancer on Tuesday has raised $209,462 to date, and the total will increase after an online auction concludes on Oct. 12. The event has brought in more than $2.7 million since 2005.

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Retreat highlights postdoctoral fellows’ research

Retreat highlights postdoctoral fellows’ research

UNC Lineberger's 43rd Annual Postdoc-Faculty Research Day featured talks and poster presentations by cancer center postdoctoral researchers.

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Breaking the link between obesity, gastrointestinal cancers

Breaking the link between obesity, gastrointestinal cancers

In an article in the journal Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology, UNC Lineberger’s Stephen Hursting, PhD, MPH, and his colleagues reviewed findings from research looking at the biological links between obesity and cancers of the colon, rectum, pancreas, liver, esophagus, gallbladder and stomach, as well as published studies on how diet, exercise, weight loss surgery, and other weight-related interventions may help reverse this connection.

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Black women more likely to report not taking breast cancer medication as prescribed

Black women more likely to report not taking breast cancer medication as prescribed

A study led by UNC Lineberger’s Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, found that black women were more likely than white women to report not taking endocrine therapy for breast cancer as prescribed, which could help explain why hormone-receptor positive breast cancer mortality is higher among black women.

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