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Latest News from UNC Lineberger
Long-term, low dose aspirin use linked with lower colorectal cancer risk
In the population-based, case study published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers led by Danish scientists honed in on the patterns of use of aspirin and NSAIDs needed for protection from colorectal cancer.
Providing hope and healing through health
Even in the midst of treatment, many cancer patients are finding that exercise helps them to feel better, both physically and emotionally. Through the Get Real & Heal program, UNC researchers are digging deeper into the science behind why moving more can make a positive impact on patients' overall health and well-being.
Working wonders
UNC Lineberger member Frances Collichio, MD, was an investigator for a clinical trial for a treatment that uses a modified virus against melanoma. The treatment meant remission for Willis Davis, who had been diagnosed with stage IIIc melanoma in 2009.
Uncovering disparities for women with gynecologic cancers
A study by UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers and collaborators found that women with gynecologic cancer who were enrolled in both Medicaid and Medicare had worse outcomes compared with women enrolled in Medicare alone.
Grant will support study of nanomaterials to improve cancer drug delivery
A $2.4 million-grant from the National Institutes of Health will fund a collaborative research effort between UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and University of Nebraska Medical Center scientists. The researchers plan to study whether the use of a drug-carrying nanoparticle material they've designed can better penetrate tumors.