UNC Lineberger News

Ethan Basch joins UNC Lineberger to lead cancer outcomes research program

Chapel Hill, NC – Ethan Basch, MD, has joined the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Basch will be an associate professor of medicine and director of the cancer outcomes research program.

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Two UNC Lineberger supporters honored with Davie Award

Two UNC Board of Trustees members and longtime UNC Lineberger supporters were among the seven honored with the William Richardson Davie Award. The Davie Awards are the highest honor bestowed by the UNC Board of Trustees.

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Support Week honors and serves patients and caregivers

Support Week honors and serves patients and caregivers

The 2012 Comprehensive Cancer Support Program Support Week was a huge success. Hundreds of patients and caregivers learned about and participated in activities highlighting the many support services of the Comprehensive Support Program during CCSP Support Week 2012.

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2012 Oncology Excellence Award recipients announced

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and UNC Cancer Care honored four employees with 2012 Excellence Awards.

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Olshan named to UNC Lineberger leadership post

Olshan named to UNC Lineberger leadership post

Andrew F. Olshan, PhD, has been appointed Associate Director of Population Sciences at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. This senior leadership position is responsible for overseeing the development of population-based cancer research and its integration throughout the Cancer Center programs. The position also oversees several Cancer Center core resources as well as two established scientific programs, Cancer Epidemiology and Cancer Prevention and Control. Dr. Olshan will continue to serve as head of the Cancer Epidemiology Program and directs two cores, the Biospecimens Processing Facility and Rapid Case Ascertainment Core.

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News 14 - North Carolina Children's Hospital's top-notch care fit for a queen

Valerie King is living the teenage dream, she's in the running for homecoming queen. While it's tough competition for the crown, it's nothing compared to the battle she's been fighting for the past year.

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Golden and Earp awarded for SOPHE paper of the year

Golden and Earp awarded for SOPHE paper of the year

Shelley Golden, MPH, and Jo Anne Earp, ScD, co-wrote an article that received the Lawrence W. Green Paper of the Year Award at the 63rd annual meeting of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), held Oct. 25-27 in San Francisco.

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Green joins UNC Lineberger External Affairs

Green joins UNC Lineberger External Affairs

Elizabeth D. Green has joined UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Office of External Affairs in the role of major gifts officer. She will work with UNC Lineberger supporters, faculty and staff to enhance awareness of and private support for cancer prevention, research and treatment programs at UNC Lineberger and the N.C. Cancer Hospital.

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Patterson elected President of the Association of Professors of Cardiology

Patterson elected President of the Association of Professors of Cardiology

The chief of cardiology in the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and member of UNC Lineberger has been elected president of the Association of Professors of Cardiology.

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Source Code: Discovering the links between epigenetic tags

UNC researchers discover the first link between epigenetic tags—the chemicals that orchestrate how our genes are expressed and our health maintained or derailed.

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New resource for single fathers due to cancer

New resource for single fathers due to cancer

A new website for Single Fathers Due to Cancer has been launched as a way to help fathers more easily find resources and support.

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Komen's 31 Days of Impact features Carey

Komen's 31 Days of Impact features Carey

Dr. Lisa Carey was featured by the Susan G. Komen Foundation as part of its 31 Days of Impact series that profiled men and women who are inspirational in the fight against breast cancer.

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McLeod quoted on chemotherapy dosages in Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News

McLeod quoted on chemotherapy dosages in Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News

Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News interviwed Howard McLeod, PharmD, about the role of physicians and insurance companies in gauging chemotherapy dosages in an article titled "Chemotherapy for the 21st Century" published Oct. 31, 2012.

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Van Le Named Palumbo Professor

Van Le Named Palumbo Professor

Linda Van Le, MD, professor of gynecologic oncology and member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been appointed the Leonard Palumbo Distinguished Professor of Gynecologic Oncology. This professorship was established in 1986 in honor of Dr. Leonard Palumbo. Because of Dr. Palumbo's long standing commitment to gynecologic oncology it was the family's wish that this professorship be designated as a professorship in gynecologic oncology. Dr. Wesley Fowler, Jr. held the professorship during his nearly forty years of dedicated service to the UNC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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Weissler named vice-chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons

Weissler named vice-chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons

Mark C. Weissler, MD, FACS, was elected vice-chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) during the organization’s 2012 Clinical Congress in Chicago on Sept 30.

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UNC physician elected to board of directors for American Society for Radiation Oncology

UNC physician elected to board of directors for American Society for Radiation Oncology

Lawrence B. Marks, MD, has been elected to a two-year term on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).

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Parise and Leisner research into protein CIB1 profiled in Raleigh News and Observer

The Raleigh News and Observer interviewed Leslie Parise, PhD, professor and chair of the department of biochemistry, and Tina Leisner, PhD, a UNC research associate in biochemistry, about their research into the linkage between breast cancer and the protein CIB1.

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Amos discusses breast cancer in the black community on Black Issues Forum

Amos discusses breast cancer in the black community on Black Issues Forum

Keith Amos, MD, FACS, was interviewed by UNC-TV’s Black Issues Forum on community education about breast cancer in the African American community on Sunday, Oct. 28.

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Caregiver Conversations: support for caregivers

Caregiver Conversations: support for caregivers

Look at a typical directory of cancer support groups and you’ll find listings for cancer types, survivorship, and coping. But not too many lists include groups for caregivers.

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Top articles about lay health advisors authored by UNC faculty

Top articles about lay health advisors authored by UNC faculty

There are Top 20 lists for music, books and for articles written about lay health advisors, as reported by the BioMedLib “Who is Publishing in My Domain?” journal.

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New Genome Sciences Building provides new home for cancer genomics research

New Genome Sciences Building provides new home for cancer genomics research

Located at the center of campus, the new Genome Sciences Building will help researchers unlock the underlying mechanisms of cancer, in addition to providing space for other groundbreaking research.

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Ann Hartline: Living Life Large with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Ann Hartline: Living Life Large with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Asheville artist Ann Hartline was featured in Family House Diaries in July 2011. Despite new medical challenges over the past year, Ann celebrated five years of living life large with metastatic breast cancer.

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Close to 150 faculty and postdoctoral fellows gathered at the Kenan Center for the 37th annual UNC Lineberger Postdoc-Faculty Research Day

Close to 150 faculty and postdoctoral fellows gathered at the Kenan Center for the 37th annual UNC Lineberger Postdoc-Faculty Research Day

This year’s speaker was Dr. Brooke McCartney, associate professor in the department of biological sciences at Carnegie Mellon University. She completed her postdoc training in the lab of Dr. Mark Peifer.

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NCI Grant to Supplement Comparative Effectiveness Research Study of Prostate Cancer Treatment

NCI Grant to Supplement Comparative Effectiveness Research Study of Prostate Cancer Treatment

Ronald Chen, MD, MPH, assistant professor of Radiation Oncology in the UNC School of Medicine and Bryce Reeve, PhD, associate professor of Health Policy and Management in the Gillings School of Global Public Health have been awarded a four-year, $1,124,226 grant by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). This grant supplements a parent study funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to monitor the recovery, mental well-being and quality of life of prostate cancer patients during the two years following treatment. Both researchers are members of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Gopal receives Fogarty International Center Award from NIH

Satish Gopal, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the division of hematology/oncology and infectious diseases at the UNC School of Medicine, has received a five-year International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA) from the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health.

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UNC’s Myron Cohen and Terry Magnuson elected to Institute of Medicine

UNC’s Myron Cohen and Terry Magnuson elected to Institute of Medicine

Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

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Robert Millikan, cancer researcher, gentle colleague, dies Oct. 7

Robert Millikan, cancer researcher, gentle colleague, dies Oct. 7

A brilliant and beloved scientist has left us too early. Dr. Robert Millikan, Barbara Sorenson Hulka Distinguished Professor of Cancer Epidemiology, died Sunday, October 7. He was 55.

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Valdar receives $1.4 million grant to leverage collaborative cross

Valdar receives $1.4 million grant to leverage collaborative cross

William Valdar, PhD, assistant professor of genetics, has received a 5-year, $1.4 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (part of the National Institutes of Health), to develop statistical methods and software to support the design and analysis of experiments that use the Collaborative Cross, a “library” of genetic diversity that scientists believe can help fast-track important discoveries about genetics and disease into new discoveries, tests, and treatments that impact human health.

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V Foundation blog features UNC researchers

V Foundation blog features UNC researchers

Drs. Davis, Lieb and Rathmell, all members of UNC Lineberger, are featured in an article on V's Voice, the blog for The V Foundation for Cancer Research.

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Wang receives grant from the Lung Cancer Research Foundation

Wang receives grant from the Lung Cancer Research Foundation

Andrew Wang, MD, assistant professor of radiation oncology, has been awarded a $50,000 one-year grant from the Lung Cancer Research Foundation.

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STO receives grant for annual meeting, event to be held at UNC Lineberger

The North Carolina Biotechnology Center recently awarded the Society for Translational Oncology (STO) $5,000 to be used for the organization's annual meeting. This year's meeting "Personalizing Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment 2012" will be held October 20-21 at UNC Lineberger.

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UNC Lineberger announces 2011 Joseph S. Pagano Awards

Chapel Hill, NC – Christophe Guilluy, PhD, Wenjin Liu, PhD and JinZhu Duan, PhD are the first, second, and third place recipients of the Joseph S. Pagano Award for a paper by a postdoctoral fellow published in 2011.

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UNC Lineberger director named Village Pride Honoree for October 2

UNC Lineberger director named Village Pride Honoree for October 2

WCHL named UNC Lineberger director Shelley Earp, MD, the Village Pride Award Honoree for October 2, 2012. Each weekday the station selects a Hometown Hero who goes “over and above the call of duty,” exemplifying excellent service and dedication to others in the community.

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Chapel Hill, Carrboro turning pink to support UNC cancer patients and families

Chapel Hill, Carrboro turning pink to support UNC cancer patients and families

Chapel Hill, NC – More than 50 Chapel Hill and Carrboro businesses and community groups are turning the towns pink during the months of September and October to raise funds for UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and its Comprehensive Cancer Support Program.

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Scientists find missing link between players in the epigenetic code

Scientists find missing link between players in the epigenetic code

New research from UNC has established the first link between the two most fundamental epigenetic tags -- histone modification and DNA methylation -- in humans.

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Dr. Hy Muss Named a 2012 Brinker Award winner for scientific distinction

Dr. Hy Muss Named a 2012 Brinker Award winner for scientific distinction

DALLAS -- An American clinician-scientist and an Israeli researcher whose work has led to more personalized treatments for breast cancer are being honored as this year’s winners of the prestigious Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Brinker Awards for Scientific Distinction in Basic Science and Clinical Research, the highest awards of merit given by the world’s leading breast cancer organization.

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Damania, Dittmer talk about new global oncology program

Blossom Damania, PhD, and Dirk Dittmer, PhD, both have lived all over the world, where they saw firsthand the global burden of cancer. Both are professors of microbiology and immunology in the UNC school of Medicine and members of UNC Lineberger.

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Evans talks about DNA analysis on HuffPost Live

Evans talks about DNA analysis on HuffPost Live

James P. Evans, MD, PhD, Bryson Distinguished Professor of Genetics and Medicine, provided his perspective on a HuffPost Live broadcast that aired on September 24, 2012.

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Carey named Division Chief of Hematology-Oncology and Physician-in-Chief of the N.C. Cancer Hospital

Chapel Hill - Lisa A. Carey, MD, has been appointed Chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief of the N.C. Cancer Hospital.

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Informatics approach helps doctors, patients make sense of genome data

Informatics approach helps doctors, patients make sense of genome data

Chapel Hill, NC – The cost of sequencing the entire human genome, or exome – the regions of the genome that are translated into proteins that affect cell behavior – has decreased significantly, to the point where the cost of looking at the majority of a patient’s genomic data may be less expensive than undertaking one or two targeted genetic tests.

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Diseases of aging map to a few ‘hotspots’ on the human genome

Chapel Hill, NC –Researchers have long known that individual diseases are associated with genes in specific locations of the genome.

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NPR series focuses on gene sequencing, Evans comments

NPR series focuses on gene sequencing, Evans comments

James P. Evans, MD, PhD, Bryson Distinguished Professor of Genetics and Medicine, is quoted in NPR's second story in its "$1,000 Genome" series, which aired today.

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