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Molecular Marker Could Help Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early

April 26, 2010

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have identified a molecular marker of pancreatic cancer that may help spot the disease at its earliest stages, when it can be treated more successfully with surgery. In a finding published April 26, 2010, in the online journal … Read more

Researchers Find Genetic Variants Linked to Smoking Behaviors

April 25, 2010

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – A team of scientists has used data from genome-wide association studies to identify genetic variants associated with key smoking behaviors that have a significant impact on health. UNC-Chapel Hill genetics faculty members and UNC Lineberger members Helena Furberg, PhD and Patrick Sullivan, MD led the largest genetic study of smoking, called … Read more

John Boggess, MD, Featured Guest on Rex on Call

April 23, 2010

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – John F. Boggess, MD, an associate professor in the division of gynecologic oncology and UNC Lineberger faculty member, is featured on the April 17, 2010 segment of Rex on Call. Topics of discussion included robotic surgery and N.E.D., the band of gynecologic oncologists of which Dr. Boggess is a member. Dr. … Read more

Clinical Trials Discussed in Cancer.Net Interview with Richard Goldberg, MD

April 21, 2010

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – In an interview featured on Cancer.Net, Richard Goldberg, MD, physician-in-chief of the N.C. Cancer Hospital and associate editor of Cancer.Net, talks about clinical trials — what they are, why patients should participate in them, and how you can learn more. As a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), … Read more

UNC School of Medicine to Establish New Department of Neurosurgery

April 21, 2010

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine is establishing a new Department of Neurosurgery, effective July 1, 2010. The new department will be chaired by Matthew G. Ewend, MD, who currently serves as chief of the Division of Neurosurgery within the Department of Surgery. Neurosurgery has been … Read more

Rivenbark Receives the American Society for Investigative Pathology Excellence in Science Award

April 21, 2010

Bethesda, M.D. – The American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP) is pleased to announce that Ashley G. Rivenbark, PhD, a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at University of North Carolina School of Medicine, is the recipient of the 2010 ASIP Excellence in Science Award. This prestigious award recognizes outstanding achievement at … Read more

UNC Lineberger Scientists Featured in Nature

April 19, 2010

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The April 15, 2010 issue of the journal Nature includes an article titled “A Systems Approach” that features UNC Lineberger scientists Katie Hoadley, PhD, and Chuck Perou, PhD. The article discusses why and how “applying systems biology to cancer research has become a growth area for computationally minded scientists.” Read full … Read more

UNC Graduate Students Winners at 2010 Global Venture Challenge

April 16, 2010

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Andy Hemmert, Jon Edwards, and Ben Hill comprised the team of UNC graduate students who competed and won third place and a $5,000 cash prize to be split amongst them at the 4th Annual Global Venture Challenge hosted by Oak Ridge National Labs on March 24-26, 2010. The Global Venture Challenge … Read more