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Latest News from UNC Lineberger
Sancar awarded key to the city of Chapel Hill
Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. A Chapel Hill resident since 1982, Dr. Sancar has been honored with a key to the city of Chapel Hill by Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt and the town council.
'Hats for Hope' bring soft hats, warm hearts
Elizabeth Stewart started "Hats for Hope," the Annual Charli’ Ramsey Hat Drive to honor the memory of her daughter, Charli’ Ramsey. She collects donated new and handmade hats, scarves, blankets and other items to deliver to patients at the N.C. Cancer Hospital.
Major headlines ACS-CAN research breakfast
UNC Lineberger member Ben Major, PhD discussed his American Cancer Society grant work on genetic mutation that occurs in 30 percent of all lung cancers, explaining how his research could result in new treatment therapies.
Study finds Fitbits can be used to monitor symptoms in transplant patients
UNC Lineberger researchers say the findings of a new study published in the journal Quality of Life Research indicate that activity trackers could be a useful tool for tracking symptoms and physical function. These trackers may be especially useful for patients who are not able to self-report symptoms using questionnaires because of language barriers, literacy, cognitive or health status.
Researchers advance studies of ultrasound that can image cancer’s abnormal vessels
UNC Lineberger researchers are studying a new form of ultrasound that can image the abnormal blood vessels feeding tumors. In a new study, they used this ultrasound technique to show that the abnormal blood vessels feeding cancer tumors extend beyond the tumor borders.