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Eighth year of 'Hats for Hope' provides support, encouragement

Eighth year of 'Hats for Hope' provides support, encouragement

Volunteers collected more than 3,300 items through word of mouth, churches, social media and other organizations in eastern North Carolina for Hats for Hope, the Annual Charli’ Ramsey Hat Drive, and delivered them to adult and pediatric patients at UNC Hospitals.

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The dark side of ‘junk’ DNA: Repeating DNA sequences play a role in bone cancer

The dark side of ‘junk’ DNA: Repeating DNA sequences play a role in bone cancer

Ian J. Davis, MD, PhD, and colleagues published a paper in Cell Reports that found certain short, repetitive sequences of DNA play an important role in the development of Ewing sarcoma, a rare bone and soft tissue cancer that occurs most commonly in children and adolescents.

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Could targeting a gene linked to microcephaly lead to a better brain cancer treatment?

Could targeting a gene linked to microcephaly lead to a better brain cancer treatment?

UNC Lineberger researchers led by Timothy R. Gershon, MD, PhD, reported preclinical findings in the journal Development that show promise for targeting a gene linked to microcephaly in infants as a treatment for medulloblastoma.

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Study raises concerns about timely follow-up to positive mammogram for the uninsured

Study raises concerns about timely follow-up to positive mammogram for the uninsured

Uninsured women under age 65 who received their mammogram at community screening clinics in North Carolina were less likely to get follow-up within a year of a positive mammogram, and had higher odds of missing a 60-day window for follow-up care, according to a study Louise Henderson, PhD, and her colleagues published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

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