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Obesity found to be major risk factor in developing basal-like breast cancer
Women who are obese face an increased risk of developing an aggressive sub-type of breast cancer known as ‘basal-like’, according to research conducted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Ashley Leak Bryant
Ashley Leak Bryant, PhD, RN-BC, OCN, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member and Assistant Professor at UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing.
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Barbara Fredrickson
Barbara Fredrickson, PhD, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member, Director of Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Laboratory and Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology at UNC-Chapel Hill. PEP Lab and Professor Fredrickson's research program challenges the assumptions of traditional models of emotion and provides a unique viewpoint on the function of positive emotions.
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HPV vaccine uptake among girls is lowest in states with highest rates of cervical cancer
The proportion of adolescent girls receiving human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines was much lower in states with higher rates of cervical cancer incidence and mortality, according to data presented by doctoral student Jennifer Moss at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, held Nov. 9–12.
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Coghill awarded translational research grant from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Targeting CC-Chemokine Receptor 7 (CCR7) with fully human anti-CCR7 antibodies for the prevention of graft-versus-host disease.
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UNC and Wake Forest awarded FDA, NIH grant to create Center for Regulatory Research on Tobacco Communications
Although cigarette use has declined among Americans, regulators face the challenge of communicating the dangers of new tobacco products along with reaching smokers in diverse communities who may not respond to traditional forms of anti-tobacco communication. To address these issues, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced today that they are awarding a $19.4 million, five-year grant to fund a center at the University of North Carolina that will study issues related to tobacco prevention communication and regulation.
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Stephanie Wheeler
PhD, MPH, Asociate Professor, Health Policy and Management, UNC-Chapel Hill, Cancer Prevention and Control
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Survey of adolescent males and their parents shows low HPV vaccination rates
Encouraging physicians to recommend human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to adolescent boys and their parents - and educating the boys and their families about the importance of receiving the vaccine - are essential to reducing the cancers this virus can cause.
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Laura A Linnan
ScD, CHES , Director, Carolina Collaborative for Research on Work and Health; Professor, Health Behavior, UNC-Chapel Hill, Cancer Prevention and Control
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Jennifer Elston Lafata
PhD, Cancer Prevention and Control Program; professor in the Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, UNC-Chapel Hill
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