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Obesity found to be major risk factor in developing basal-like breast cancer

by William Davis last modified Nov 19, 2013 09:36 AM

Women who are obese face an increased risk of developing an aggressive sub-type of breast cancer known as ‘basal-like’, according to research conducted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Media coverage of celebrity cancer cases impacts public awareness and cancer screening

by William Davis last modified Nov 15, 2013 11:01 AM

When celebrities battle cancer, their stories make headlines around the world. Whether announcing their prognosis, seeking treatment or losing their battle, celebrities faced with cancer have a profound impact on the public – one that leads to increased interest in cancer information and screening, according to research by the University of North Carolina.

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Conquering Chromatin

Conquering Chromatin

by UNC Health Care last modified Nov 14, 2013 04:39 PM

Five questions for Greg Wang, a new Jefferson-Pilot fellow searching for better ways to shut down cancer cells.

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real doctors, real people - Adam Goldstein

by Nathan Clendenin for UNC Health Care last modified Nov 20, 2013 04:41 PM

In October 2013, Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH, embarked on an incredible journey taking him to the heartland of civilization's beginning.

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Nielsen presents at Best Doctors' Global Grand Rounds

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified Nov 11, 2013 05:45 PM

Matthew Nielsen, MD, MS, FACS, presents on "Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer" for the Global Grand Rounds hosted by Best Doctors.

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Cyberknife treatment provides a promising option for patients with early prostate cancer

Cyberknife treatment provides a promising option for patients with early prostate cancer

by William Davis last modified Nov 13, 2013 09:47 AM

Stereotactic body radiation therapy is an effective treatment option that is cost-effective and convenient for patients.

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Lisa Edwards named Hometown Hero from WCHL

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified Nov 07, 2013 02:06 PM

WCHL named Lisa Edwards a Hometown Hero for November 6, 2013. Each weekday the station selects a Hometown Hero who goes “over and above the call of duty,” exemplifying excellent service and dedication to others in the community.

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Emanuele receives V Scholar Award from the V Foundation

Emanuele receives V Scholar Award from the V Foundation

by Dianne Shaw last modified Nov 07, 2013 10:20 AM

The grant will be used to further research to globally understand regulated protein degradation and how this contributes to normal cellular functions that are dysfunctional in cancer.

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UNC Lineberger researchers win drug-discovery awards from pharmaceutical giant GSK

by UNC Health Care last modified Nov 06, 2013 03:12 PM

GlaxoSmithKline drug-discovery competition winners aim to find a new cancer therapy and a novel way to regulate male fertility, projects spearheaded by scientists at the UNC School of Medicine.

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Lineberger member receives Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering

Lineberger member receives Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering

by UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy last modified Nov 05, 2013 04:44 PM

The five-year grant recognizes the nation’s most innovative young scientists.

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RTI International, UNC to develop a measure of patient-centered communication for cancer care

by Katy Jones last modified Nov 05, 2013 09:12 AM

The three-year contract is funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

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Walking program reduces joint stiffness in older breast cancer survivors on aromatase inhibitor therapy

Walking program reduces joint stiffness in older breast cancer survivors on aromatase inhibitor therapy

by UNC Health Care last modified Nov 04, 2013 02:36 PM

After six weeks of walking, the mean joint pain scores among the participants decreased by 10 percent, fatigue decreased by 19 percent, and joint stiffness decreased by 32 percent.

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BCRF provides $960,000 to support UNC Lineberger research

BCRF provides $960,000 to support UNC Lineberger research

by William Davis last modified Nov 04, 2013 01:48 PM

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation continues its longstanding support of research at UNC Lineberger with $960,000 in awards to four researchers working to discover the causes and find better treatments for breast cancer.

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UNC Oncology nurse seeks Kaps for Kids

by Dianne Shaw last modified Nov 07, 2013 10:28 AM

Help her reach her 2,000-hat goal by December 16.

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Marks on the misperceptions of electronic health records

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified Nov 01, 2013 04:49 PM

In the editorial, "Misperceptions on electronic health records" published in the News & Observer, Lawrence Marks, MD, Chair of Department of Radiation Oncology and UNC Lineberger member explains on the benefits and drawbacks of electronic health records.

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The Gene Team

The Gene Team

by UNC Health Care last modified Nov 01, 2013 01:29 PM

UNC clinical geneticists Jonathan Berg and James Evans spearhead an ambitious project to catalog all genetic variations implicated in disease.

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2013 CABTRAC Annual Meeting explores cancer research and training programs

by Sarah Hada last modified Nov 04, 2013 09:02 AM

The UNC Lineberger-sponsored conference featured several UNC-affiliated faculty and graduates.

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Evans discusses consumer-marketed genetic testing at Salon

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified Oct 31, 2013 04:35 PM

In the article, "Do you want to know what will kill you?" at Salon.com, Jim Evans MD, PhD, Director of Clinical Cancer Genetics and UNC Lineberger member discusses the pros and cons of consumer-marketed genetic testing.

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Endeavors - What's best for the breast?

Endeavors - What's best for the breast?

by Susan Hardy last modified Oct 31, 2013 04:08 PM

Charles Perou’s test can help patients decide on a course of treatment.

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