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Two UNC Lineberger Physician-Scientists Selected ELAM Fellows

Two UNC Lineberger Physician-Scientists Selected ELAM Fellows

Prestigious Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program builds pipeline of women leaders

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Normal stem cells made to look and act like cancer stem cells

Normal stem cells made to look and act like cancer stem cells

CHAPEL HILL – Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, after isolating normal stem cells that form the developing placenta, have given them the same properties of stem cells associated with an aggressive type of breast cancer.

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UNC Scientist Receives Grant to Address Lung Cancer Disparities

Chapel Hill, NC - Samuel Cykert, MD, has received a $1.8 million five-year grant from the American Cancer Society (ACS) to study “Lung Cancer Surgery: Decisions Against Life Saving Care.”

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UNC-Mission Cancer Partnership Welcomes New Personnel

The UNC-Mission Hospital Cancer Partnership, part of the UNC Cancer Network, welcomes Candace Cox, RN, OCN, to the program staff.

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Study in roundworm chromosomes may offer new clues to tumor genome development

A study of DNA rearrangements in roundworm chromosomes may offer new insight into large-scale genome duplications that occur in developing tumors.

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UNC study helps clarify link between high-fat diet and type 2 diabetes

New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine adds clarity to the connection. The study published on-line April 10th in the journal Nature Immunology finds that saturated fatty acids but not the unsaturated type can activate immune cells to produce an inflammatory protein, called interleukin-1beta.

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Oncology Nurses Present Grand Rounds: Beyond the Diagnosis

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - On Friday, March 11, a group of nurses gathered for a UNC Health Care Grand Rounds presentation by Jerome Schiro, RN, MN, OCN, Pat Decator, RN, BSN, OCN, and Amy De Pue, RN, BS, OCN.

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Website Serves as New Tool for Colon Cancer Patients, Goldberg Featured

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - My Colon Cancer Coach, a new website that launched this week, serves as a tool to help people diagnosed with colon cancer.

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Carey Discusses Treatment for Triple-Negative and Basal-Cell Breast Cancers

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The article "Next Generation Treatment for Triple-Negative and Basal-Cell Breast Cancer" written by Jonathan Batchelor and published on the website cancernetwork.com on March 9, 2011 features an interview with UNC Lineberger member Lisa Carey, MD.

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UNC Study Finds Oral Tongue Cancer Increasing in Young, White Females

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - A UNC study released this week in the Journal of Clinical Oncology finds an increasing incidence of squamous cell carcinoma of the oral tongue in young white females in the United States over the last three decades.

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Cancer Pharmacology Expert Joins UNC Personalized-Medicine Institute

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Federico Innocenti, MD, PhD, has been appointed associate professor of pharmacy in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. He will serve as associate director of the UNC Institute for Pharmacogenomics and Individualized Therapy and a member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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UNC Spinoff Wins Gates Backing for Vaccine, Nanomedicine Work

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - A Triangle-based UNC spinoff company at the forefront of efforts to use nanotechnology to tackle diseases has received a $10 million investment from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Promise of Genomics Research Needs a Realistic View

James P. Evans, MD, PhD is lead author of a commentary about the potential of genomic medicine.

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E-Cigarette Study Featured on Time Magazine Website

UNC Lineberger member Kurt Ribisl, PhD, was part of the study's research team.

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Congratulations to UNC's Top Cancer Docs!

Sixty physicians at the University of North Carolina Hospitals are listed in the latest version of “America’s Top Doctors,” a compilation that is published annually by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. Of those, 32 are members of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center or involved in UNC Cancer Care’s multidisciplinary programs.

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Goldberg Cited in USA Today

Richard Goldberg, MD is physician-in-chief of the N.C. Cancer Hospital and UNC Lineberger associate director of clinical research.

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FDA Restrictions on Outdoor Cigarette Ads Near Schools May Hurt Business Less than Industry Says

When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed new rules restricting outdoor tobacco advertising near schools and playgrounds in 2009, the tobacco industry argued that such rules would lead to a near complete ban on tobacco advertising in urban areas. An article in the March 2011 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine shows that the effect of these rules would be less severe on businesses than the industry contends.

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Bernard, Palliative Care Team Highlighted in University Gazette

The article discusses Bernard’s work with the UNC Palliative Care Program and the Supportive Care Consult Service and Clinic.

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Anders, Hoadley are First Recipients of New Brain Tumor Research Award

Anders was chosen for her work on breast cancer brain metastases. Hoadley was selected for her contributions to the analysis of glioblastomas.

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Gold, Henry Family Featured on WRAL

The Henry family shares the story of brothers Collin and Patrick, both diagnosed with cancer and receiving care at the N.C. Cancer Hospital.

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Viral Protein Mimic Keeps Immune System Quiet

Viral Protein Mimic Keeps Immune System Quiet

Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus produces a protein that blocks the cell's inflammatory response

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Roundworm Unlocks Pancreatic Cancer Pathway

C. elegans model shows how RAS oncogene switching determines a cell's fate

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Molecular Battle in Cancer Cells Offers Clues for Treatment

Researchers investigating a genetic mutation in brain cancer and leukemia patients have discovered how one cancer metabolite battles another normal metabolite to contribute cancer development. Helping the “good guys” win that battle could yield new approaches for treatment.

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Oncology Winter Coat Drive Warming Hearts

Oncology Winter Coat Drive Warming Hearts

Heartfelt thanks to the staff of the N.C. Cancer Hospital, fellow UNC employees, our volunteers, patients, families, and friends. The Oncology Winter Coat Drive was a tremendous success - 107 winter coats were collected and distributed to our families and their caregivers throughout the month of January until February 11, 2011. Hats, scarves, gloves, and socks were added to each winter coat selection as needed. A very special Valentine’s Day thank you to all for sharing your hearts!

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Your Questions, Our Experts

An Interview With Oncology Clinical Pharmacist John Valgus, PharmD, BCOP, CPP

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UNC Hospitals Earns National Recognition for Nursing Excellence

UNC Hospitals Earns National Recognition for Nursing Excellence

UNC Hospitals is one of 378 facilities in the world, and among only 6 percent of all U.S. hospitals, that have earned Magnet designation.

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Drug That Inhibits Vascular Development Does Not Help Colon Cancer Survival

In a study published this month in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the results of a clinical trial of the drug bevacizumab to treat colon cancer in combination with the standard therapy found that the drug did not significantly increase disease-free survival in patients with stage II and stage III colon cancer.

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Sharpless Featured in Current Issue of endeavors

The article "How Old Are You, Really?" written by Mark Derewicz and published in the Fall 2010 issue of Endeavors magazine features UNC Lineberger member Ned Sharpless, MD. Dr. Sharpless is an associate professor of medicine and genetics and associate director for translational research at UNC Lineberger.

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Testimony of James P. Evans MD, PhD

Hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, July 20, 2010

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Unearthing King Tet: Key protein influences stem cell fate

Unearthing King Tet: Key protein influences stem cell fate

UNC researchers reveal how a protein called Tet1 helps stem cells keep their “stemness” in a paper published in Nature.

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Cancer Became a Divining Rod for Campbell Student

This news story was originally published on June 17, 2010 by Campbell University. Reprinted with permission

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Opinion editorial by James Evans, MD, PhD

Evans is director of clinical cancer genetics at UNC Lineberger. Article originally published in the June 27, 2010 issue of Newsday.

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A Summer of Cycling

A Summer of Cycling

Local Group Bikes Across the Country to Raise Money for UNC Lineberger

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Key Protein Aids in DNA Repair

Key Protein Aids in DNA Repair

Findings have potential for cancer, other age-related diseases

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UNC Fellow Tyler Buckner Looks for the Positive

UNC Fellow Tyler Buckner Looks for the Positive

This profile is part of a series highlighting how UNC Lineberger and the UNC School of Medicine are shaping the next generation of cancer researchers and physicians

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UNC Challenges 1000 to Be the MatchSM

Join the National Marrow Donor Program’s registry and you could save a life!

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UNC Awarded Cancer Genome Atlas Grant

UNC Awarded Cancer Genome Atlas Grant

National effort will shape the future of cancer research and treatment

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University Cancer Research Fund creates winning research partnership

Chapel Hill, NC - A disagreement between Nancy Allbritton, MD, PhD and David Lawrence, PhD over which cancer - breast or prostate - should be the higher priority in their partnership resulted in two successful NIH grant proposals. Lawrence is taking the lead on a prostate cancer grant while Allbritton leads a breast cancer grant – totaling almost $5 million over the next five years.

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Dr. Hyman Muss joins UNC Lineberger to lead new geriatric oncology program

Chapel Hill, NC - Hyman B. Muss, MD, has joined the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Muss will be a professor of medicine and will develop and lead a new program in geriatric oncology.

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Members of NC General Assembly Tour N.C. Cancer Hospital

Members of the NC General Assembly are touring the North Carolina Cancer Hospital to get an early view of the state’s new state-of-the-art facility. Greeted by UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Holden Thorp and UNC School of Medicine Dean Bill Roper, the legislators visited several key locales in the building that will improve the way cancer care is delivered at UNC and across North Carolina

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UNC Lineberger Director and Faculty Address NC Senate Committee

CHAPEL HILL –Dr. Shelley Earp, UNC Lineberger director, was invited to address the NC Senate Science and Technology Committee to talk about UNC and the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center as the state’s Center of Excellence in Cancer Research.

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Dr. Kimberly Kasow joins UNC School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics to lead pediatric bone marrow transplantation program

Chapel Hill, NC - Kimberly Kasow, DO, has joined the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as director of the UNC Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation program. Kasow is an associate professor of pediatrics and a member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Donald L. Rosenstein joins UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to lead new cancer support program

Chapel Hill, NC - Donald L. Rosenstein, MD, joins the University of North Carolina's Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center as Director of the new UNC Comprehensive Cancer Support Program.

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Dare County Holds “Lunch & Learn” Sessions on Cancer

On June 20, Dr. Lisa Carey, medical director of the UNC Breast Center, gave a talk on “Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Breast Cancer But Were Afraid to Ask” in Dare County. This inaugural “Lunch & Learn” was held in the Cancer Resource Center of the Outer Banks Hospital with an at-capacity crowd of 40 people.

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UNC Cancer Care Arrives in Dare County

UNC Cancer Care Arrives in Dare County

On Friday, June 6th, the UNC Specialty Clinic opened its doors to patients in Dare County and the surrounding areas. Dr. Thomas Shea, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center associate director of clinical outreach, and Jean Sellers, RN, oncology program manager traveled to Nag’s Head for the first day of clinic operations.

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University Cancer Research Fund Grant Teams Lineberger Faculty with Renaissance Computing Institute to Battle Skin Cancer

University Cancer Research Fund Grant Teams Lineberger Faculty with Renaissance Computing Institute to Battle Skin Cancer

CHAPEL HILL, NC - A new collaboration between melanoma researchers in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), and researchers from the departments of computer science, epidemiology, biostatistics, and statistics and operations research at UNC Chapel Hill aims to use image analysis techniques to aid doctors in the fight against melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer.

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UCRF Spurs Large Private Gift for Cancer Research

CHAPEL HILL - Fred Eshelman, chief executive officer and founder of Wilmington-based PPD Inc., has pledged $9 million to support cancer research at the School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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UNC-Chapel Hill, ECU Team up on Cancer Care, Research

UNC-Chapel Hill, ECU Team up on Cancer Care, Research

CHAPEL HILL - The University of North Carolina’s two medical schools and their cancer centers have signed a memorandum of understanding that creates a partnership to advance cancer research and bring leading-edge treatment to North Carolinians.

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University Cancer Research Fund panel sets priorities, adds national experts

CHAPEL HILL – The governance committee of the University Cancer Research Fund has established first-year spending priorities for the state’s initial $25 million investment at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Former GlaxoSmithKline Executive to Lead UNC Drug Discovery Center

Former GlaxoSmithKline Executive to Lead UNC Drug Discovery Center

Stephen Frye, PhD, former worldwide head of discovery medicinal chemistry at GlaxoSmithKline, will lead the new Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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