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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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Three Lineberger members named AAAS 2012 Fellows

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has awarded three UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center members the distinction of AAAS 2012 Fellow. The three were among four UNC School of Medicine Faculty honored.

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Real Nurses - Stacey Anderegg

Stacey Anderegg is an Hematology/Oncology Infusion Nurse at the N.C. Cancer Hospital. In her life outside the hospital, Stacey is a vocalist with a 7 woman a cappella group called "Stella."

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Carey interviewed by MedPage Today about African Americans and breast cancer

Carey interviewed by MedPage Today about African Americans and breast cancer

Dr. Lisa Carey, MD, medical director of the UNC Breast Center and associate director for clinical science at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, spoke to MedPage Today about a recent Centers for Disease Control study that reported that black patients had a 41 percent higher mortality than their white counterparts, despite having a lower incidence of the disease.

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New mechanism for cancer progression discovered by UNC and Harvard researchers

The protein Ras plays an important role in cellular growth control. Researchers have focused on the protein because mutations in its gene are found in more than 30 percent of all cancers, making it the most prevalent human oncogene.

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Research reveals new understanding of X chromosome inactivation

Research reveals new understanding of X chromosome inactivation

Chapel Hill, NC – In a paper published in the Nov. 21 issue of Cell, a team led by Mauro Calabrese, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of North Carolina in the lab of Terry Magnuson, chair of the department of genetics and member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, broadens the understanding of how cells regulate silencing of the X chromosome in a process known as X-inactivation.

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Hayes interview by NC Now on lung cancer research

Neil Hayes, MD, MPH, talks to North Carolina Now about new research into lung cancer. The interview aired on the show's Nov. 12, 2012 broadcast.

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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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