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Olshan elected president of North America’s oldest epidemiology society

Olshan elected president of North America’s oldest epidemiology society

A leading expert in the molecular epidemiology of cancers of the head and neck and evaluation of risk factors for childhood cancer, Andrew Olshan, PhD, will serve as president-elect until next July, when he becomes president of the Society for Epidemiologic Research.

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Finding the Next Step

Finding the Next Step

UNC Lineberger researcher Blossom Damania, PhD, has built her research career tackling difficult questions in cancer and global health research. As she begins her new role as UNC School of Medicine vice dean for research, she’s considering one more: What’s next?

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Patient navigators look to connect health systems and communities

Patient navigators look to connect health systems and communities

The North Carolina Oncology Navigator Association’s annual meeting in Chapel Hill brought together nurses, patient navigators and community health workers to focus on building connections between health systems and communities for the patient’s benefit, said UNC Lineberger’s Jean Sellers, RN, MSN, the association’s president.

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Removing a brain tumor makes remaining cancer more aggressive

Removing a brain tumor makes remaining cancer more aggressive

A study led by UNC Lineberger member Shawn Hingtgen, PhD, has determined that removing a glioblastoma tumor from the brain causes any cancer left behind to grow much faster than the original tumor did. The findings from the Neuro-Oncology paper illustrate the effect of surgery on the brain and tumor and the need to rethink how to treat the disease differently after the surgery.

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