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Baldwin receives NCI Outstanding Investigator Award

Baldwin receives NCI Outstanding Investigator Award

Albert S. Baldwin, UNC Lineberger’s associate director of basic research and the William Rand Kenan Professor of Biology at UNC, will receive nearly $5.9 million across seven years as a recipient of the National Cancer Institute's Outstanding Investigator Award. He is the second UNC Lineberger researcher to receive the award behind Stephen Hursting, who is studying the link between obesity and cancer.

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VIDEO: Medical student, Green Beret, cancer survivor inspires at Lineberger Club Brunch

VIDEO: Medical student, Green Beret, cancer survivor inspires at Lineberger Club Brunch

Eric Strand, currently a student at the UNC School of Medicine, has quite a story to tell. The Green Beret medic -turned aspiring oncologist talked about second chances with attendees of the Lineberger Club Brunch and Basketball Game on Saturday, Feb. 20.

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Online e-cigarette searches number in the millions, but few focus on vaping health risk or quitting smoking

Online e-cigarette searches number in the millions, but few focus on vaping health risk or quitting smoking

A study published recently in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that Google searches about electronic cigarettes were more commonly related to shopping for e-cigarettes, while quitting smoking represented less than 1 percent of e-cigarette searches in each of 2013 and in 2014. The study’s senior author was Rebecca S. Williams, MHS, PhD, a UNC Lineberger member.

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Study finds different genetic mutation patterns for HPV-positive throat cancer patients based on smoking history

Study finds different genetic mutation patterns for HPV-positive throat cancer patients based on smoking history

Researchers at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have presented preliminary findings from a study examining the genetic alterations in HPV-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma, a cancer of the head and neck. The researchers found differences in the genetic mutations of HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer based on whether patients were heavy versus light smokers.

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