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Discovery of kidney cancer driver could lead to new treatment strategy
In a study published in the journal Science, researchers led by UNC Lineberger's Qing Zhang, PhD, suggest that ZHX2 is a potential new therapeutic target for clear cell renal cell carcinoma, which is the most common type of kidney cancer.
By sending tests in the mail, researchers boost colorectal cancer screening
Researchers with UNC Lineberger’s Carolina Cancer Screening Initiative, in collaboration with the Mecklenburg County Health Department in Charlotte, examined the impact of targeted outreach to more than 2,100 people insured by Medicaid who were not up-to-date with colorectal cancer screening.
Hyundai Hope On Wheels grant drives childhood cancer research
UNC Lineberger will use the $100,000 grant to support pediatric cancer research, including clinical trials, with the goal of developing better treatments and improving survival rates.
UNC Lineberger, King's College London scientists collaborate to accelerate cancer research
Across two days in June, scientists held sessions on breast cancer and immunotherapy research, with a focus on identifying cooperative initiatives and funding opportunities.
Researchers clarify role of mutations in glioblastoma
In a preclinical study, researchers led by UNC Lineberger's Ryan Miller, MD, PhD, investigated whether the location of where the mutation occurred within the sequence of the PIK3CA gene affected the mutation’s ability to help drive cancerous growth. They also evaluated whether the location of the mutation would affect the cancer's response to certain treatments.