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Carolina receives $10 million commitment from the Pope Foundation
The donation will provide support for UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, UNC Horizons, the track and field program, and the Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program.
UNC scientists create better laboratory tools to study cancer’s spread
In the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering, UNC Lineberger’s Andrew Wang, MD, and colleagues report they have developed tissue-engineered models for cancer metastases that reflect the microenvironment around tumors that promotes their growth. They believe their models, which were developed to study colorectal cancer that had spread to the liver and lung, will help scientists studying why cancers tend to spread to certain organs rather than others.
Cigarillo packaging can influence product perception, study finds
Researchers led by UNC Lineberger's Adam Goldstein, MD, and Clare Meernik, MPH, surveyed 2,664 young adults who were current users, never users, or past users of little cigars and cigarillos, finding cigarillo packs with colors and containing a flavor descriptor were rated more positively for taste and smell. Health warnings didn’t fully mitigate the draw of the packaging.
For aggressive breast cancer in the brain, researchers clarify immune response
In a preliminary study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2018 in Chicago, researchers led by UNC Lineberger's Benjamin Vincent, MD, and Carey Anders, MD, revealed findings for what kind of immune response the body is staging against triple negative breast cancer that has spread to the brain. They hope they can use these findings to improve patient responses to drugs that work by unleashing the immune system against cancer.
UNC Lineberger faculty present at leading national cancer research meeting
UNC Lineberger clinicians and scientists shared their research findings at the American Association for Cancer Research's annual meeting in Chicago, April 14-18. The meeting draws tens of thousands cancer experts from around the world to learn about the latest developments in cancer research.