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Dr. Hy Muss Named a 2012 Brinker Award winner for scientific distinction

Dr. Hy Muss Named a 2012 Brinker Award winner for scientific distinction

DALLAS -- An American clinician-scientist and an Israeli researcher whose work has led to more personalized treatments for breast cancer are being honored as this year’s winners of the prestigious Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Brinker Awards for Scientific Distinction in Basic Science and Clinical Research, the highest awards of merit given by the world’s leading breast cancer organization.

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Damania, Dittmer talk about new global oncology program

Blossom Damania, PhD, and Dirk Dittmer, PhD, both have lived all over the world, where they saw firsthand the global burden of cancer. Both are professors of microbiology and immunology in the UNC school of Medicine and members of UNC Lineberger.

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Evans talks about DNA analysis on HuffPost Live

Evans talks about DNA analysis on HuffPost Live

James P. Evans, MD, PhD, Bryson Distinguished Professor of Genetics and Medicine, provided his perspective on a HuffPost Live broadcast that aired on September 24, 2012.

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Carey named Division Chief of Hematology-Oncology and Physician-in-Chief of the N.C. Cancer Hospital

Chapel Hill - Lisa A. Carey, MD, has been appointed Chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief of the N.C. Cancer Hospital.

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Informatics approach helps doctors, patients make sense of genome data

Informatics approach helps doctors, patients make sense of genome data

Chapel Hill, NC – The cost of sequencing the entire human genome, or exome – the regions of the genome that are translated into proteins that affect cell behavior – has decreased significantly, to the point where the cost of looking at the majority of a patient’s genomic data may be less expensive than undertaking one or two targeted genetic tests.

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NPR series focuses on gene sequencing, Evans comments

NPR series focuses on gene sequencing, Evans comments

James P. Evans, MD, PhD, Bryson Distinguished Professor of Genetics and Medicine, is quoted in NPR's second story in its "$1,000 Genome" series, which aired today.

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Diseases of aging map to a few ‘hotspots’ on the human genome

Chapel Hill, NC –Researchers have long known that individual diseases are associated with genes in specific locations of the genome.

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Whitehurst represents UNC Lineberger at SU2C telecast

Whitehurst represents UNC Lineberger at SU2C telecast

Dr. Angelique Whitehurst, assistant professor of pharmacology, was awarded a 2011 Innovative Research Grant from Stand Up to Cancer, the scientific partner of the American Association of Cancer Research.

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Cell death mystery yields new suspect for cancer drug development

Cell death mystery yields new suspect for cancer drug development

Chapel Hill, NC – A mysterious form of cell death, coded in proteins and enzymes, led to a discovery by UNC researchers uncovering a prime suspect for new cancer drug development.

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TCGA discovers potential therapeutic targets for lung squamous cell carcinoma

TCGA discovers potential therapeutic targets for lung squamous cell carcinoma

Changes in DNA that are important to the initiation and progression of lung cancer also identified by NIH-supported researchers

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Cancer survivor Wanda Wooten shares her story

Cancer survivor Wanda Wooten shares her story

Wanda Wooten talks with NBC 17 about the day she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and her treatment and offers encouragement to other women facing ovarian cancer.

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Cancer gene family member functions key to cell adhesion and migration

The WTX gene is mutated in approximately 30 percent of Wilms tumors, a pediatric kidney cancer. Like many genes, WTX is part of a family. In this case, WTX has two related siblings, FAM123A and FAM123C.

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ENCODE scientists show how DNA blueprint functions

ENCODE scientists show how DNA blueprint functions

UNC scientists were co-principal investigators and collaborators for projects described in the September 6, 2012 special issue of the journal Nature describing the ENCODE (Encyclopedia of DNA Elements) Project.

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Researchers license new technology

GeneCentric now has two separate exclusive licenses to diagnostic technologies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The company was co-founded in 2011 by UNC Lineberger researchers Drs. Charles Perou and Neil Hayes, who discovered molecular signatures critical in distinguishing clinically relevant subtypes of lung cancer.

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Carolina cracks top 10 in federal R&D expenditures

UNC-Chapel Hill rose to ninth from 16th among leading private and public research universities for the level of federal funding ($545.99 million) devoted to research and development in all fields during fiscal 2010.

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UNC headlines American Cancer Society breakfast

UNC headlines American Cancer Society breakfast

UNC Head Basketball Coach Roy Williams and UNC Lineberger physician-scientist Kim Rathmell, MD, PhD, were featured speakers at the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network breakfast, held August 24th in Research Triangle Park.

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Program offers outdoor adventures to cancer survivors, UNC faculty volunteer services

Kayaking and rock climbing aren’t usual clinical activities for UNC Lineberger medical oncologist Dr. Juneko Grilley-Olson and nurse practitioner Elizabeth Sherwood, but they were during the time that each volunteered for a First Descents camp week for young adult cancer survivors.

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