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Black women more likely to report not taking breast cancer medication as prescribed

Black women more likely to report not taking breast cancer medication as prescribed

A study led by UNC Lineberger’s Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, found that black women were more likely than white women to report not taking endocrine therapy for breast cancer as prescribed, which could help explain why hormone-receptor positive breast cancer mortality is higher among black women.

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UNC Lineberger creates fund to help patients affected by Hurricane Florence

UNC Lineberger creates fund to help patients affected by Hurricane Florence

Donations being accepted to help North Carolina Cancer Hospital patients who are experiencing financial challenges related to Hurricane Florence.

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NIH awards $11.6M grant to support study of retail tobacco policies across the U.S.

NIH awards $11.6M grant to support study of retail tobacco policies across the U.S.

Three innovative and complementary research projects, done in partnership with UNC at Chapel Hill, Stanford University and Washington University in St. Louis, will examine the role of the tobacco retail environment in promoting tobacco use and causing tobacco-related illnesses.

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Prostate cancer care for older men estimated to cost Medicare $1.2B

Prostate cancer care for older men estimated to cost Medicare $1.2B

Researchers led by UNC Lineberger's Ronald C. Chen, MD, MPH, and Justin Trogdon, PhD, examined the costs associated with screening for prostate cancer, including treatment, for three years after diagnosis. They estimated that for men diagnosed in each of 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007, the total cost for treating and screening for each group would be $1.2 billion for three years after diagnosis.

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