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Carey to co-chair national breast cancer clinical trials group

Carey to co-chair national breast cancer clinical trials group

UNC Lineberger member Lisa A. Carey, MD, has been appointed co-chair of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Breast Committee. The national organization is responsible for developing new trials, ensuring each project’s scientific excellence, operational efficiency and productivity, and promoting collaboration with other NCI-funded clinical trials groups.

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Sancar earns UNC Board of Governors’ highest faculty honor

Sancar earns UNC Board of Governors’ highest faculty honor

Nobel Prize winner Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, a UNC Lineberger member and the Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the UNC School of Medicine was one of two distinguished professors to receive the O. Max Gardner Award, the highest faculty honor of the UNC Board of Governors.

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UNC Lineberger researcher to study cervical cancer screening tool through Grand Challenges Explorations Grant

UNC Lineberger researcher to study cervical cancer screening tool through Grand Challenges Explorations Grant

UNC Lineberger member Jennifer S. Smith, PhD, MPH, director of the Cervical Cancer-Free Coalition at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and associate professor of epidemiology, will pursue an innovative global health and development research project to determine the effectiveness of a urine-based, cervical cancer screening tool under a Grand Challenges Exploration Grant, which is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Researchers link gene expression patterns of normal tissue to breast cancer prognosis

Researchers link gene expression patterns of normal tissue to breast cancer prognosis

In the journal npj Breast Cancer, researchers led by UNC Lineberger member Melissa Troester reported they identified a particular gene expression pattern in normal-appearing breast tissue around tumors that was linked to lower 10-year survival rates for women with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer.

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