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Researchers developing model to predict if chemotherapy will work for aggressive breast cancer

Researchers developing model to predict if chemotherapy will work for aggressive breast cancer

In a study presented at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, UNC Lineberger researchers led by Katherine Hoadley, PhD, report they developed a model that can predict which triple negative breast cancer patients will respond to chemotherapy.

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Brain metastasis persists despite improved targeted treatment for HER2 breast cancer

Brain metastasis persists despite improved targeted treatment for HER2 breast cancer

In a recent study presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, UNC Lineberger researchers and collaborators investigated the incidence of brain metastasis in the period after a series of drugs were approved to treat HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer, starting with trastuzumab, also known as Herceptin, in the United States in 1998.

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Genetic alterations more common in tumors of older patients with metastatic breast cancer

Genetic alterations more common in tumors of older patients with metastatic breast cancer

In a preliminary findings presented at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, researchers reported that older patients were as likely as younger patients to receive targeted therapy and enroll in therapeutic trials based on their sequencing results.

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Ewend named president of UNC Physicians

Ewend named president of UNC Physicians

Matt Ewend, MD, FACS, has been named President of UNC Physicians. In this role, Ewend will oversee the physician clinical enterprise of UNC Health Care, which includes more than 2,400 physicians and 600 Advanced Practice Providers in 450 practices spanning the UNC Physicians Network, UNC Faculty Physicians, and physician practices at UNC Health Care affiliate hospitals.

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