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UNC Lineberger researcher to study cervical cancer screening tool through Grand Challenges Explorations Grant

UNC Lineberger researcher to study cervical cancer screening tool through Grand Challenges Explorations Grant

UNC Lineberger member Jennifer S. Smith, PhD, MPH, director of the Cervical Cancer-Free Coalition at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and associate professor of epidemiology, will pursue an innovative global health and development research project to determine the effectiveness of a urine-based, cervical cancer screening tool under a Grand Challenges Exploration Grant, which is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Researchers link gene expression patterns of normal tissue to breast cancer prognosis

Researchers link gene expression patterns of normal tissue to breast cancer prognosis

In the journal npj Breast Cancer, researchers led by UNC Lineberger member Melissa Troester, PhD, reported they identified a particular gene expression pattern in normal-appearing breast tissue around tumors that was linked to lower 10-year survival rates for women with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer.

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C.A.R.E. Behind the Chair: Scalp melanoma webinar reaches hair stylists across North Carolina

C.A.R.E. Behind the Chair: Scalp melanoma webinar reaches hair stylists across North Carolina

More than 150 hair care professionals and health care providers from across North Carolina came together virtually for a webinar to discuss the topic of scalp melanoma. This event, which was broadcast live from Chapel Hill, was hosted by UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and UNC Cancer Network.

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Damania named UNC School of Medicine’s Vice Dean for Research

Damania named UNC School of Medicine’s Vice Dean for Research

UNC Lineberger member Blossom Damania, PhD, the co-director of the UNC Lineberger Global Oncology Program and the UNC Lineberger Virology Program, has been named the new vice dean for research at the UNC School of Medicine. She will replace Terry Magnuson, PhD, who has been named the vice chancellor for research at UNC-Chapel Hill.

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