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Study finds genetic variation may protect against certain HPV-linked oral cancers
Andrew Olshan, PhD, and colleagues report in Nature Genetics that immune system-related genetic variation may provide new insight into the mechanisms of protection against human papillomavirus-associated head and neck cancer.
Oncology Excellence Awards celebrate compassion and commitment
North Carolina Cancer Hospital's Tony Williams Lobby of the was filled with friends, family and colleagues to celebrate Deborah Ballard, RN, MSN, ANP-C, OCN, Kristi Geib, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPON, Pearl Langhorne, and Jennifer Spring, RD, CSO, LDN, who received 2016 Oncology Excellence Awards.
Fellows, doctoral students present 'first-rate' science at Postdoc-Faculty Research Day
More than 120 doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers and faculty members gathered Tuesday to highlight research advances made by UNC Lineberger’s postdocs at the annual UNC Lineberger Postdoc Faculty Research Day. The day-long event included a poster competition for doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows, and an oral presentation competition.
Pecot awarded two lung cancer research grants
The V Foundation for Cancer Research and Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina, as well as the Lung Cancer Research Foundation, awarded grants to support UNC Lineberger member Chad Pecot's lung cancer research.
Daily self-monitoring of weight, activity helps prevent weight gain among breast cancer survivors
In a recent study, UNC Lineberger researchers evaluated the feasibility and efficacy of two six-month, self-regulation interventions that focused on daily self-weighing, objective monitoring and tailored feedback in an effort to prevent weight gain among African-American breast cancer survivors.