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Delays for melanoma surgeries linked to insurance type

Delays for melanoma surgeries linked to insurance type

Ade Adamson, MD, MPP, and Nancy E. Thomas, MD, PhD, report in JAMA Dermatology that surgical treatment delays – defined as surgery that occurred more than six weeks after diagnosis – were common. Medicaid patients were 36 percent more likely than private insurance patients to experience delays.

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Blood test for HPV may help predict risk in cancer patients

Blood test for HPV may help predict risk in cancer patients

Preliminary findings from a study led by UNC Lineberger's Bhisham Chera, MD, and Gaorav Gupta, MD, PhD, suggest a genetic test for HPV16 in the blood could be useful to help assess risk for patients, and could help identify patients suitable for lower treatment doses. The findings were presented at this year’s American Society of Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting, held Sept. 24-27 in San Diego.

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Roy Williams' Fast Break Against Cancer tops $2.4M

Roy Williams' Fast Break Against Cancer tops $2.4M

North Carolina men's basketball coach Roy Williams hosted his 13th annual Fast Break Against Cancer breakfast and auction to support cancer research at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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 UNC Lineberger gears up for Victory Ride to Cure Cancer

UNC Lineberger gears up for Victory Ride to Cure Cancer

The V Foundation for Cancer Research hosted a launch party for its Victory Ride to Cure Cancer, a newly created charity cycling event that will take place in the Triangle next May and will benefit Duke Cancer Institute, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Wake Forest Baptist Health Comprehensive Cancer Center, as well as breakthrough cancer research nationwide.

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