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Carey Discusses Treatment for Triple-Negative and Basal-Cell Breast Cancers

Carey Discusses Treatment for Triple-Negative and Basal-Cell Breast Cancers

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The article "Next Generation Treatment for Triple-Negative and Basal-Cell Breast Cancer" written by Jonathan Batchelor and published on the website cancernetwork.com on March 9, 2011 features an interview with UNC Lineberger member Lisa Carey, MD.

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UNC Study Finds Oral Tongue Cancer Increasing in Young, White Females

UNC Study Finds Oral Tongue Cancer Increasing in Young, White Females

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - A UNC study released this week in the Journal of Clinical Oncology finds an increasing incidence of squamous cell carcinoma of the oral tongue in young white females in the United States over the last three decades.

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Cancer Pharmacology Expert Joins UNC Personalized-Medicine Institute

Cancer Pharmacology Expert Joins UNC Personalized-Medicine Institute

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Federico Innocenti, MD, PhD, has been appointed associate professor of pharmacy in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. He will serve as associate director of the UNC Institute for Pharmacogenomics and Individualized Therapy and a member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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UNC Spinoff Wins Gates Backing for Vaccine, Nanomedicine Work

UNC Spinoff Wins Gates Backing for Vaccine, Nanomedicine Work

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - A Triangle-based UNC spinoff company at the forefront of efforts to use nanotechnology to tackle diseases has received a $10 million investment from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Promise of Genomics Research Needs a Realistic View

Promise of Genomics Research Needs a Realistic View

James P. Evans, MD, PhD is lead author of a commentary about the potential of genomic medicine.

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E-Cigarette Study Featured on Time Magazine Website

UNC Lineberger member Kurt Ribisl, PhD, was part of the study's research team.

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Congratulations to UNC's Top Cancer Docs!

Congratulations to UNC's Top Cancer Docs!

Sixty physicians at the University of North Carolina Hospitals are listed in the latest version of “America’s Top Doctors,” a compilation that is published annually by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. Of those, 32 are members of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center or involved in UNC Cancer Care’s multidisciplinary programs.

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Goldberg Cited in USA Today

Richard Goldberg, MD is physician-in-chief of the N.C. Cancer Hospital and UNC Lineberger associate director of clinical research.

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FDA Restrictions on Outdoor Cigarette Ads Near Schools May Hurt Business Less than Industry Says

FDA Restrictions on Outdoor Cigarette Ads Near Schools May Hurt Business Less than Industry Says

When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed new rules restricting outdoor tobacco advertising near schools and playgrounds in 2009, the tobacco industry argued that such rules would lead to a near complete ban on tobacco advertising in urban areas. An article in the March 2011 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine shows that the effect of these rules would be less severe on businesses than the industry contends.

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Bernard, Palliative Care Team Highlighted in University Gazette

The article discusses Bernard’s work with the UNC Palliative Care Program and the Supportive Care Consult Service and Clinic.

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Anders, Hoadley are First Recipients of New Brain Tumor Research Award

Anders, Hoadley are First Recipients of New Brain Tumor Research Award

Anders was chosen for her work on breast cancer brain metastases. Hoadley was selected for her contributions to the analysis of glioblastomas.

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Gold, Henry Family Featured on WRAL

The Henry family shares the story of brothers Collin and Patrick, both diagnosed with cancer and receiving care at the N.C. Cancer Hospital.

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Viral Protein Mimic Keeps Immune System Quiet

Viral Protein Mimic Keeps Immune System Quiet

Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus produces a protein that blocks the cell's inflammatory response

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Roundworm Unlocks Pancreatic Cancer Pathway

C. elegans model shows how RAS oncogene switching determines a cell's fate

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Molecular Battle in Cancer Cells Offers Clues for Treatment

Molecular Battle in Cancer Cells Offers Clues for Treatment

Researchers investigating a genetic mutation in brain cancer and leukemia patients have discovered how one cancer metabolite battles another normal metabolite to contribute cancer development. Helping the “good guys” win that battle could yield new approaches for treatment.

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Oncology Winter Coat Drive Warming Hearts

Oncology Winter Coat Drive Warming Hearts

Heartfelt thanks to the staff of the N.C. Cancer Hospital, fellow UNC employees, our volunteers, patients, families, and friends. The Oncology Winter Coat Drive was a tremendous success - 107 winter coats were collected and distributed to our families and their caregivers throughout the month of January until February 11, 2011. Hats, scarves, gloves, and socks were added to each winter coat selection as needed. A very special Valentine’s Day thank you to all for sharing your hearts!

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