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Researchers share study findings, expertise at national cancer meeting

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers were in Chicago June 3-7 for the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting.

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Advanced cancer patients receive aggressive care at high rates at the end of life

Advanced cancer patients receive aggressive care at high rates at the end of life

A national health claims analysis of cancer patients who were younger than age 65 and had metastatic disease revealed that nearly two-thirds were admitted to the hospital or visited the emergency room in the last 30 days of their lives. The UNC Lineberger researchers, who presented the study outcomes at the 2016 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago, also found that nearly a third of patients died in the hospital.

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Pictures on cigarette packs, warning of smoking dangers, increased quit attempts among smokers

Pictures on cigarette packs, warning of smoking dangers, increased quit attempts among smokers

Noel T. Brewer, PhD, and his UNC Lineberger colleagues report in JAMA Internal Medicine findings from their study that demonstrated that attaching graphic warning images to cigarette packs increased smokers' attempts to quit.

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Bacteria found in female upper reproductive tract, once thought sterile

Bacteria found in female upper reproductive tract, once thought sterile

In a preliminary finding presented at the 2016 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago, UNC Lineberger researchers Wendy Brewster, MD, PhD, and Temitope Keku, PhD, revealed they have found bacteria in the ovaries and fallopian tubes. Researchers also uncovered a trend toward a distinct bacterial profile in women with ovarian cancer.

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