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Whitehurst represents UNC Lineberger at SU2C telecast

Whitehurst represents UNC Lineberger at SU2C telecast

Dr. Angelique Whitehurst, assistant professor of pharmacology, was awarded a 2011 Innovative Research Grant from Stand Up to Cancer, the scientific partner of the American Association of Cancer Research.

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Cell death mystery yields new suspect for cancer drug development

Cell death mystery yields new suspect for cancer drug development

Chapel Hill, NC – A mysterious form of cell death, coded in proteins and enzymes, led to a discovery by UNC researchers uncovering a prime suspect for new cancer drug development.

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TCGA discovers potential therapeutic targets for lung squamous cell carcinoma

TCGA discovers potential therapeutic targets for lung squamous cell carcinoma

Changes in DNA that are important to the initiation and progression of lung cancer also identified by NIH-supported researchers

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Cancer survivor Wanda Wooten shares her story

Cancer survivor Wanda Wooten shares her story

Wanda Wooten talks with NBC 17 about the day she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and her treatment and offers encouragement to other women facing ovarian cancer.

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Cancer gene family member functions key to cell adhesion and migration

The WTX gene is mutated in approximately 30 percent of Wilms tumors, a pediatric kidney cancer. Like many genes, WTX is part of a family. In this case, WTX has two related siblings, FAM123A and FAM123C.

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ENCODE scientists show how DNA blueprint functions

ENCODE scientists show how DNA blueprint functions

UNC scientists were co-principal investigators and collaborators for projects described in the September 6, 2012 special issue of the journal Nature describing the ENCODE (Encyclopedia of DNA Elements) Project.

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Researchers license new technology

GeneCentric now has two separate exclusive licenses to diagnostic technologies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The company was co-founded in 2011 by UNC Lineberger researchers Drs. Charles Perou and Neil Hayes, who discovered molecular signatures critical in distinguishing clinically relevant subtypes of lung cancer.

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Carolina cracks top 10 in federal R&D expenditures

UNC-Chapel Hill rose to ninth from 16th among leading private and public research universities for the level of federal funding ($545.99 million) devoted to research and development in all fields during fiscal 2010.

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UNC headlines American Cancer Society breakfast

UNC headlines American Cancer Society breakfast

UNC Head Basketball Coach Roy Williams and UNC Lineberger physician-scientist Kim Rathmell, MD, PhD, were featured speakers at the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network breakfast, held August 24th in Research Triangle Park.

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Program offers outdoor adventures to cancer survivors, UNC faculty volunteer services

Kayaking and rock climbing aren’t usual clinical activities for UNC Lineberger medical oncologist Dr. Juneko Grilley-Olson and nurse practitioner Elizabeth Sherwood, but they were during the time that each volunteered for a First Descents camp week for young adult cancer survivors.

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Study reveals new molecular target for melanoma treatment

Study reveals new molecular target for melanoma treatment

Chapel Hill, NC – A laboratory study led by UNC medical oncologist Stergios Moschos, MD, demonstrates how a new targeted drug, Elesclomol, blocks oxidative phosphorylation, which appears to play essential role in melanoma that has not been well-understood.

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B Cell survival holds key to chronic graft vs. host disease

B Cell survival holds key to chronic graft vs. host disease

Chapel Hill, NC – Leukemia and lymphoma patients who receive life-saving stem cell or bone marrow transplants often experience chronic side effects that significantly decrease quality of life, can last a lifetime, and ultimately affect their long-term survival.

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The V Foundation selects UNC team as 2012 translational grant recipients

The V Foundation selects UNC team as 2012 translational grant recipients

The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation’s leading cancer research foundations, has awarded a $600,000 grant to a UNC Lineberger team.

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Kathy DeClue: a selfless gift from a younger brother

A Randolph County woman with leukemia receives stem cells from her youngest brother in hopes of restoring her health and returning to work as a baker.

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Making the case for adjuvant chemotherapy for older patients with colon cancer

Making the case for adjuvant chemotherapy for older patients with colon cancer

Hy Muss, MD, and Debra Bynum, MD, co-authored an editorial in the July 20, 2012 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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UNC team describes novel inflammatory protein function

UNC team describes novel inflammatory protein function

A UNC-led team of scientists describes the function of a previously uncharacterized protein that dramatically influences inflammation.

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UNC Lineberger announces first Marci Kramish Campbell Dissertation Award recipient

UNC Lineberger announces first Marci Kramish Campbell Dissertation Award recipient

Chapel Hill, NC – Carmina G. Valle, MPH, is the recipient of the first Marci Kramish Campbell Dissertation Award, a competitive $5,000 award to recognize excellence in dissertation research focused on cancer and the population sciences.

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DeSimone gives podcast interview to EarthSky

Joseph DeSimone, PhD, Chancellor's Eminent Professor of Chemistry, gave an interview to EarthSky regarding his green inventions, his current work and the future of science.

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McCrory earns medal at Olympic games

Nick McCrory, the son of Ana and Doug McCrory, won a bronze medal in the Olympic men’s 10-meter synchronized diving competition with partner David Boudia. Nick’s mother, Ana, works in the UNC Lineberger Tissue Culture Facility.

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