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High up-front costs could delay access to life-saving blood cancer drugs for Medicare patients

High up-front costs could delay access to life-saving blood cancer drugs for Medicare patients

In the study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, UNC Lineberger researchers report that nearly a third of a group of patients with chronic myeloid leukemia, and who have federally-funded Medicare health insurance, did not start treatment within six months of diagnosis with any of three targeted drugs that have led to dramatic improvements in survival for the disease.

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Study identifies most persuasive messages for parents considering HPV vaccine

Study identifies most persuasive messages for parents considering HPV vaccine

Among parents who reported that they were disinclined to vaccinate, UNC Lineberger researchers found in a recent study that the most convincing messages about the HPV vaccine were those that focused on the parent’s role in preventing the child from getting HPV-related cancers and those that emphasized their role in whether their child becomes infected with HPV.

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Particular HPV strain linked to improved prognosis for throat cancer

Particular HPV strain linked to improved prognosis for throat cancer

In an analysis of survival data for a population of patients with a particular type of head and neck cancer, UNC Lineberger researchers confirmed that a particular strain of HPV, a virus linked to multiple cancers, resulted in better overall survival for patients with oropharyngeal cancer than patients with other strains of the virus.

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UNC Lineberger faculty, trainees advocate for federal support for research

UNC Lineberger faculty, trainees advocate for federal support for research

American Association for Cancer Research, which is advocating for a $2 billion increase to the National Institutes of Health budget, expects more than 300 scientists, health professionals and patient advocates to be at this year’s Rally for Medical Research in Washington, D.C.

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