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Study confirms link between alcohol consumption, breast cancer risk in black women

Study confirms link between alcohol consumption, breast cancer risk in black women

In findings published in the journal Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers confirmed the link between alcohol consumption and breast cancer risk in a study in black women. The association has been seen in other studies drawn from majority white populations.

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Images of health risks make indoor tanning messages more effective

Images of health risks make indoor tanning messages more effective

UNC Lineberger's Seth Noar, PhD, and colleagues report in a new study that anti-tanning bed messages with images showing longer-term health effects, such as skin cancer or wrinkles, produced greater negative emotional reactions and higher ratings of effectiveness in a survey of female college students than text-only messages.

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UNC Lineberger receives $4 million gift to support promising new cancer treatment

UNC Lineberger receives $4 million gift to support promising new cancer treatment

Seeking to help in the development of treatments for metastatic cancer, Alice Lehman of Charlotte has donated $4 million to further the work of UNC Lineberger's new cellular immunotherapy research program.

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Cancer burden for aging U.S. HIV population projected to shift

Cancer burden for aging U.S. HIV population projected to shift

UNC-Chapel Hill researcher Jessica Y. Islam, in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reported findings Wednesday at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting that the total number of HIV-positive cancer patients in the United States is projected to decrease through 2030. She and her collaborators also projected that there would be a decrease in cancers linked to the advanced stage of HIV infection -- AIDS.

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