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Endeavors: Yang finds new link between health and connectivity to friends, family, and social groups

Endeavors: Yang finds new link between health and connectivity to friends, family, and social groups

From UNC Endeavors - The arthritis and chronic back pain are so intense that the patient can barely get through the day. The patient’s blood work reveals that his body is in a state of chronic inflammation, a sign that his immune system is working too hard. Doctors prescribe medication, which helps a little, but it won’t address one contributing factor that sociologist Yang Yang says doctors aren’t trained to consider.

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Muss on treating geriatric breast cancer patients at Komen website

Muss on treating geriatric breast cancer patients at Komen website

The Komen Foundation named Hyman B. Muss, MD, Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Geriatric Oncology Program at University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center in Chapel Hill as one of two recipients of their Brinker Ward in 2012.

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Gopal awarded AMC fellowship for AIDS-related cancer research

Gopal awarded AMC fellowship for AIDS-related cancer research

Satish Gopal, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the divisions of hematology/oncology and infectious diseases at the UNC School of Medicine, has been awarded a 2012 AIDS Malignancy Consortium (AMC) fellowship. The fellowship helps foster the careers of new and junior investigators whose work involves clinical research trials on HIV-associated malignancies in resource-limited settings.

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Wang discovers information from outside the genome influences stem cell differentiation, cancer development

Wang discovers information from outside the genome influences stem cell differentiation, cancer development

Long-standing research efforts have been focused on understanding how stem cells, cells capable of transforming into any type of cell in the body, are capable of being programmed down a defined path to contribute to the development of a specific organ like a heart, lung, or kidney. Research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine has shed new light on how epigenetic signals may function together to determine the ultimate fate of a stem cell.

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Carey highlighted in Society for Translational Oncology's journal

Carey highlighted in Society for Translational Oncology's journal

Dr. Carey talks about the importance of cancer research and her new role as Chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology and Physician-in-Chief of the N.C. Cancer Hospital.

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N.E.D. featured in The New York Times' health and science blog

N.E.D. featured in The New York Times' health and science blog

N.E.D. - a rock band comprised of gynecologic oncology physicians - was featured in the New York Times' health and science blog.

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Kim receives AACR and Kure It Kidney Cancer research grant

Kim receives AACR and Kure It Kidney Cancer research grant

The American Association for Cancer Research and Kure It have announced that William Y. Kim, MD, will receive a 2012 AACR-Kure It Grant for Kidney Cancer Research.

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Dokholyan elected 2012 American Physical Society Fellow

Dokholyan elected 2012 American Physical Society Fellow

Nikolay Dokholyan, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics and member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, was elected as a 2012 Fellow of the American Physical Society. The Dokholyan lab studies the physical nature of interactions between atoms, molecules, cells, and organisms. The underlying question throughout their research is how these interactions shape the complex organization, behavior, and evolution of biomolecules and organisms.

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UNC researchers discover how hepatitis C virus reprograms human liver cells

UNC researchers discover how hepatitis C virus reprograms human liver cells

Hepatitis C virus has evolved to invade and hijack the basic machinery of the human liver cell to ensure its survival and spread. Researchers at the University of North have discovered how hepatitis C binds with and repurposes a basic component of cellular metabolism known as a microRNA to help protect and replicate the virus.

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Global Oncology Program holds third annual retreat

The UNC Global Oncology Program held its third annual retreat on December 14 at the Friday Center. Led by Dr. Blossom Damania, Director of the UNC Lineberger Global Oncology Program, and Dr. Dirk Dittmer, Program Resource Director for the program, close to 80 program members from the UNC Center for AIDS Research and UNC Lineberger shared their research.

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Neil Hayes: A pragmatic physician/scientist

Neil Hayes: A pragmatic physician/scientist

For Dr. Neil Hayes “the best part of being a scientist is the people. Here at UNC, it’s the leadership we have for the cancer center in clinical fields, the wonderful scientists across the country who we collaborate with, and our patients.”

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Breast cancer survival featured on UNC's Your Health Radio

Breast cancer survival featured on UNC's Your Health Radio

Dr. Lisa Carey, Marilyn Jacobs Preyer Distinguished Professor in Breast Cancer Research, and Barbara Martin, Health-e-NC Project Director, will discuss surviving breast cancer on the next episode of UNC’s Your Health with Adam & Cristy.

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Caregiver support group featured on ABC 11

ABC 11 recently featured the UNC Comprehensive Cancer Support Program's Caregiver Support Group.

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Oncology Program holds third annual retreat

The UNC Lineberger Geriatric Oncology Program held its third annual retreat on November 29 at the Friday Center. Program members presented research and heard scientific presentations from colleagues at Duke and Wake Forest Universities. The group then discussed areas of possible collaboration.

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Ribisl to lead UNC Lineberger Cancer Prevention and Control Program

Ribisl to lead UNC Lineberger Cancer Prevention and Control Program

Kurt Ribisl, PhD, has been appointed to lead the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Roth study paves way to design drugs aimed at multiple protein targets

Roth study paves way to design drugs aimed at multiple protein targets

An international research collaboration led by scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and the University of Dundee, in the U.K., have developed a way to efficiently and effectively make designer drugs that hit multiple protein targets at once.

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Something Blue

Brook Zickus’ wedding bouquet featured an unusual “something blue”: a UNC Lineberger ribbon-foot pin.

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Basch discusses the value of patient-reported data in comparative effectiveness research in two webinars Dec. 11 and 12

Basch discusses the value of patient-reported data in comparative effectiveness research in two webinars Dec. 11 and 12

Ethan Basch, MD, Director of the Cancer Outcomes Research Program at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, will be speaking in two webinars on comparative effectiveness on Tuesday, Dec. 11 and Wednesday, Dec. 12.

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More than 60 UNC Lineberger physicians named Best Doctors in America® 2012-2013

The annual compilation of The Best Doctors in America® includes more than 60 physicians affiliated with the University of North Carolina’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Yang quoted by Fox News on gender and cancer survivability

Yang quoted by Fox News on gender and cancer survivability

Yang Yang, PhD, associate professor of sociology and member of UNC Lineberger, was quoted about a Journal of Urology study that found that men have a higher death rate from cancer.

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Evans interviewed by NPR on genetic mutations in healthy people

Evans interviewed by NPR on genetic mutations in healthy people

James P. Evans, MD, PhD, Bryson Distinguished Professor of Genetics and Medicine, was quoted on National Public Radio's All Things Considered discussing a report in American Journal of Human Genetics finding that healthy people have many genetic mutations.

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Magnuson serves as vice-chair of report on California stem cell research

Magnuson serves as vice-chair of report on California stem cell research

Terry Magnuson served on an Institute of Medicine commission tasked to review the progress of California’s state-funded regenerative medicine initiative focused on stem cell research.

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Norman E. Sharpless appointed Deputy Director of UNC Lineberger

Norman E. Sharpless appointed Deputy Director of UNC Lineberger

Chapel Hill, NC – Norman E. “Ned” Sharpless, MD, has been appointed Deputy Director of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Sharpless is the Wellcome Distinguished Professor in Cancer Research, professor of medicine and genetics.

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Innocenti receives 2013 Leon I. Goldberg Award

Innocenti receives 2013 Leon I. Goldberg Award

Federico Innocenti, MD, PhD, received the 2013 Leon I. Goldberg Young Investigator Award from the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Innocenti, associate director for oncology research in the UNC Institute for Pharmacogenomics and Individualized Therapy and a member of UNC Lineberger, was recognized for his work in individualizing therapy for cancer patients.

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