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Measuring patients' muscles to predict chemotherapy side effects
UNC Lineberger researchers Hy Muss, MD, Shlomit Strulov Shachar, MD, and colleagues report in the journal Clinical Cancer Research that a measure of muscle mass and muscle quality developed at UNC could potentially help doctors better identify patients at high risk for side effects that could require hospitalization.
Researchers awarded grant to study strategy to improve immunotherapy response
With a $1.74 million grant from the NIH, UNC Lineberger researchers led by H. Shelton Earp, MD, will study a potential new strategy for improving immunotherapy drug responses in patients with melanoma.
Patients and their records agree on medical history for most maladies
A study led by UNC Lineberger researcher Ronald Chen, MD, found that a group of prostate cancer patients reliably reported their own medical histories when their responses were compared to their medical records.
Higher risk of death linked to eating more smoked or grilled meat before breast cancer
UNC Lineberger's Marilie D. Gammon, PhD, and Humberto Parada, PhD, report in JNCI: The Journal of the National Cancer Institute that breast cancer patients who ate barbecued, grilled and smoked meats at higher annual amounts in the decade before their diagnosis had a greater risk of death from any cause.
Revolutionary approach for treating glioblastoma works with human cells
UNC Lineberger's Shawn Hingtgen, PhD, and colleagues, in laboratory studies, have converted human skin cells into stem cells that can hunt down and kill human brain cancer, an important step to moving the approach closer to a clinical trial.