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DeSimone named to National Academy of Inventors

DeSimone named to National Academy of Inventors

by Thania Benios, UNC News Services last modified Dec 10, 2013 04:07 PM

The National Academy of Inventors Fellows were nominated by their peers for outstanding contributions to innovation.

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UNC Lineberger leadership offers insight at 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

by William Davis last modified Dec 10, 2013 10:50 AM

UNC Lineberger members Charles Perou, PhD, Lisa Carey, MD, Carey Anders, MD, and Hyman B. Muss, MD will present at symposium.

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Songwriters connect over cancer treatment and recovery

by Dianne Shaw last modified Dec 10, 2013 09:32 AM

N.C. Cancer Hospital patient, Jim MacDonald, worked with songwriter, Emily Lynch, to write a song about his cancer experience, "Every Day is Christmas.”

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Five Questions for Yisong Wan: Understanding our immunity

Five Questions for Yisong Wan: Understanding our immunity

by Mark Derewicz, UNC Health Care last modified Dec 06, 2013 03:48 PM

Five questions for Yisong Wan, PhD, a new Jefferson-Pilot fellow who is uncovering the roles of T cells in disease cures and causes.

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Charli Ramsey Hat Drive donates over 1,800 hats to the N.C. Cancer Hospital

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified Dec 05, 2013 01:37 PM

Elizabeth Stewart honors her daughter’s memory with an annual hat drive for pediatric oncology patients and bone marrow transplant patients at UNC.

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Approaches to pain assessment in cancer clinical trials

Approaches to pain assessment in cancer clinical trials

by William Davis last modified Dec 05, 2013 12:05 PM

Director of the Cancer Outcomes Research Program at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and colleagues at the FDA guide drug developers on how to include meaningful pain endpoints when designing cancer trials.

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Daily Tar Heel - Program provides cancer patients student support

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified Dec 04, 2013 01:10 PM

The Carolina Pediatric Attention, Love, and Support program pairs UNC students with young people undergoing treatment for cancer and blood disorders, Josephine Yurcaba of the Daily Tar Heel reports.

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News & Observer - UNC Lineberger support group member featured in book review

News & Observer - UNC Lineberger support group member featured in book review

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified Dec 04, 2013 01:09 PM

Bruce Ham, one of the original members of the Single Fathers Due to Cancer support group, has written a memoir, “Laughter, Tears and Braids,” about his journey raising three daughters after the death of his wife from cancer.

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Carolina Breast Cancer Study enrolls record 3,000 participants

by Katy Jones last modified Nov 27, 2013 02:07 PM

The largest-ever population-based study of breast cancer in North Carolina is poised to begin the five year follow-up phase.

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UNC Lineberger joins the national #GivingTuesday movement to encourage spending with a purpose

UNC Lineberger joins the national #GivingTuesday movement to encourage spending with a purpose

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified Nov 27, 2013 10:59 AM

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is intended to create a national movement around the holidays dedicated to giving.

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Supporting others brings healing to cancer survivors

Supporting others brings healing to cancer survivors

by UNC Gillings School of Public Health last modified Dec 09, 2013 09:43 AM

A new study led by Christine Rini, PhD, finds that survivors of hematopoietic stem cell transplant, an aggressive treatment for blood cancers, benefited from a two-part peer support process the authors call expressive helping.

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NPR - FDA tells Google-backed 23andMe to stop selling DNA test

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified Nov 26, 2013 09:21 AM

James P. Evans, MD, PhD, Bryson Distinguished Professor of Genetics and Medicine, was quoted on National Public Radio's All Things Considered regarding the Food and Drug Administration's warning letter sent to the company 23andMe demanding that its saliva test be taken off the market.

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Be The Match bone marrow registry event Dec 2 and 3 on UNC campus

Be The Match bone marrow registry event Dec 2 and 3 on UNC campus

by Katy Jones last modified Nov 25, 2013 03:26 PM

Give back this holiday season by registering with Be The Match on UNC’s campus on December 2 and 3, 2013.

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Herald-Sun - Grateful for each day

by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) last modified Nov 25, 2013 09:20 AM

Stella Waugh, a cancer survivor, is thankful to have family together for Thanksgiving, April Dudash of the Durham Herald-Sun reports.

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University Gazette - Humphries helps countless children escape through books

University Gazette - Humphries helps countless children escape through books

by By Robbi Pickeral, UNC News Services last modified Nov 22, 2013 12:08 PM

For the fifth straight year, UNC Libraries and campus collect books for the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology clinic.

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HPV associated with increased risk of HIV infection in men

HPV associated with increased risk of HIV infection in men

by William Davis last modified Nov 21, 2013 09:45 AM

A study of 2,519 Kenyan men conducted by researchers at the University of North Carolina revealed that infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV) was associated with a higher subsequent risk of infection with HIV, a precursor to AIDS.

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Family House Diaries: Salie Babilonia - How “The Look” Speaks Volumes

by Written by Elizabeth Swaringen for UNC Health Care last modified Nov 26, 2013 09:36 AM

A Dare County, N.C., wife and mother of three keeps her spunky, positive spirit intact during treatment for thyroid cancer, buoying herself, her family and her medical team on the journey.

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Probe measuring immune function can be used to determine nanoparticle dosage for patients

Probe measuring immune function can be used to determine nanoparticle dosage for patients

by William Davis last modified Nov 25, 2013 02:58 PM

William Zamboni, PharmD, PhD, has developed a probe to measure the body’s immune function to help physicians deliver accurate, individualized doses for cancer patients prescribed nanoparticle-based drugs

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UNC Lineberger holds first community-oriented geriatric oncology symposium

by Dianne Shaw last modified Nov 19, 2013 09:54 AM

The inaugural geriatric oncology symposium, geared toward a lay audience, provided a lively afternoon of presentations, questions and answers, and concluded with a reception on Friday, November 15, 2013.

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Huang receives prestigious Distinguished Pharmaceutical Scientist Award

Huang receives prestigious Distinguished Pharmaceutical Scientist Award

by UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy last modified Nov 18, 2013 04:57 PM

The award is the highest distinction awarded by the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.

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