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UNC Lineberger-Sylvia Lauterborn Oncology Nursing Fellows honored with celebration
Faculty and staff from UNC Lineberger and the UNC School of Nursing gathered together on Monday, June 26, to honor students Jackie Balliot, Madison Morgan and Kaitlyn Pickert upon completion of their oncology nursing fellowship program.
Using ‘sticky’ nanoparticles, researchers develop new strategy to boost body’s cancer defenses
In the journal Nature Nanotechnology, UNC Lineberger researchers led by Andrew Wang, MD, report on strides made in the development of a strategy to improve the immune system's detection of cancer proteins by using “sticky” nanoparticles
Online program improves weight loss after child birth
A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, and co-authored by UNC Lineberger member Deborah Tate, PhD, reported on the results of an Internet-based weight loss program in low-income women in the year after giving birth. By helping new mothers return to their pre-pregnancy weights, they hope to lower their risk for obesity and chronic diseases, such as cancer.
Muss named a ‘Giant of Cancer Care’
Hyman B. Muss, MD, was honored at a ceremony in Chicago for his contributions that have advanced the fields of supportive, palliative and geriatric cancer care.
Researchers show how a cancer gene protects genome organization
A study led by Brian Strahl, PhD, and colleagues has uncovered a crucial function of a yeast enzyme Set2, whose well-conserved human counterpart is often mutated in cancers, especially kidney cancer.