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Former NFL linebacker encourages cancer survivors to find joy in each day
UNC Lineberger's Cancer Survivors Day was held at The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill on June 9. The day’s events included presentations and activities for survivors on exercise, clinical trials, and support programs for patients’ caregivers as well as lunch, art activities and dancing.
Parents ranked cancer prevention as No. 1 provider reason for HPV vaccination
A survey led by UNC Lineberger's Melissa Gilkey and collaborators found that parents ranked cancer prevention as the most compelling reason health care providers can give for recommending the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.
Wedding bells ring at N.C. Cancer Hospital
The care team on 4Oncology at the North Carolina Cancer Hospital went all out when Bernard McBryde asked if he could marry his fiancé while he was still receiving care as an inpatient.
Researchers map the genome of testicular cancer
In a collaborative, multi-institution effort to map the genetic and genomic changes in cancer, researchers led by UNC Lineberger's Katherine Hoadley, PhD, analyzed 137 testicular germ cell tumors for potential mutations and other molecular changes. They identified molecular features of testicular germ cell cancers that could inform future efforts to improve treatment decisions, and help monitor patients to see if their cancer has come back. Their findings were published in Cell Reports.
UNC Lineberger researchers share, learn about latest studies at ASCO Annual Meeting
UNC Lineberger faculty and trainees participated in more than 30 scientific or education sessions at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago.