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Pagano Award recipients recognized

Pagano Award recipients recognized

Thomas Boothby, PhD, Hui Feng, PhD, and Jenna Honeycutt, PhD, were honored in a luncheon ceremony on Wednesday, June 6, in the Pagano Conference Room at UNC Lineberger.

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Melanoma survivors share stories of recovery amid treatment advances

Melanoma survivors share stories of recovery amid treatment advances

UNC Lineberger and the Melanoma Research Foundation hosted “Understanding Melanoma: From Prevention to Treatment," a seminar for patients and caregivers at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill. Physicians, researchers, patients and staff spoke about advances in treatment and care for melanoma, research and prevention, as well as best practices to address the psychosocial aspects of care.

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By forming clots in tumors, immune cells aid lung cancer's spread

By forming clots in tumors, immune cells aid lung cancer's spread

Researchers led by UNC Lineberger's Chad Pecot, MD, report in the journal Nature Communications that for a particular subset of lung cancer tumors, there is a high prevalence of immune cells called inflammatory monocytes. These cells, which normally help to build clotting scaffolds to promote wound healing, also make it possible for tumor cells to migrate and spread to other parts of the body.

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Commentary: Current evidence does not support call for more frequent colorectal cancer screening

Commentary: Current evidence does not support call for more frequent colorectal cancer screening

In an editorial published in JAMA, UNC Lineberger's Hanna Sanoff, MD, MPH, evaluated two studies that investigated whether higher-intensity testing for non-metastatic colorectal cancer is more effective.

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