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Graphic cigarette pack warnings linked to reductions in smoking behavior, analysis finds

Graphic cigarette pack warnings linked to reductions in smoking behavior, analysis finds

In the analysis published in the journal Social Science & Medicine, researchers led by UNC Lineberger's Seth Noar found that cigarette smokers tried to quit more and smoked less overall when countries implemented new policies replacing text warnings with graphic images on cigarette packs or strengthened pack warnings in other ways.

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Gaps found in use of Herceptin to treat breast cancer

Gaps found in use of Herceptin to treat breast cancer

A potentially life-saving breast cancer treatment was part of the care plan for one Orange County woman, but UNC Lineberger researchers have found gaps in how the treatment is used nationwide.

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UNC among nation’s top-ranked cancer hospitals, first in North Carolina

UNC among nation’s top-ranked cancer hospitals, first in North Carolina

The N.C. Cancer Hospital, clinical home of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, continues to climb higher in U.S. News’ Best Hospitals rankings.

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Cancer cells continue abnormal growth by activating error-prone DNA synthesis

Cancer cells continue abnormal growth by activating error-prone DNA synthesis

UNC Lineberger researchers led by Cyrus Vaziri, PhD, describe the discovery of how a specific cellular protein present in cancer cells triggers a repair mechanism that allows them to DNA damage tolerance and abnormal growth.

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