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Drug for Advanced Kidney Cancer Shrinks Tumors Prior to Surgery

February 17, 2010

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – More than 57,000 Americans face a diagnosis of kidney cancer each year. Now patients with advanced disease may soon have another treatment option. Physicians who conducted a pilot study at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center found that therapy before surgery with the drug sorafenib can reduce the size of large tumors … Read more

Breast Cancer Patients and Survivors Find Stress-Relief Technique Enhances Well Being

February 16, 2010

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – A study by researchers from the UNC Chapel Hill Department of Exercise and Sport Science and UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center suggests that breast cancer patients and survivors using a biofeedback technique called HeartMath® can enhance their overall sense of well-being, helping them get to a “new normal” after a cancer … Read more

UNC leads initiative to eradicate cervical cancer; N.C. Governor applauds plan

February 15, 2010

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Asserting that no one should die from cervical cancer, public health researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are leading a multi-state initiative to prevent – or even eradicate – the disease. The Cervical Cancer-Free Initiative is a multi-year project aimed at preventing the disease through vaccination against … Read more

School Mourns Death of Dr. Jessie Satia

February 8, 2010

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – With great sadness, the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health announces the death Feb. 4, 2010, of Jessie Satia, PhD, associate professor of nutrition and epidemiology and special assistant to the School’s dean for diversity. Dr. Satia, 39, died at her home in Chapel Hill after a long illness. “We … Read more

Sole Sisters 10th Exercise Program for Women Recruiting 2010 Participants

February 8, 2010

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Interested in starting a regular exercise program and supporting a good cause? More than 900 women have improved their overall fitness during the 10-year Sole Sisters program and provided close to $35,000 for Susan G. Komen N.C. Triangle affiliate programs. Women over the age of 21 who are interested in becoming … Read more

Touchdowns, Three-Pointers Score Big for UNC Lineberger

February 3, 2010

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – In the world of fast food, it all comes down to speed, delivery and quality. The world of sports is much the same. Put the two together, and you’ve got a great defensive strategy…against cancer. Hardee’s donates $50 to UNC Lineberger for each touchdown made by the Tar Heels football team … Read more

Bill Zamboni, PhD, PharmD, Featured in Latest Issue of Carolina Alumni Review

February 3, 2010

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – UNC Lineberger member Bill Zamboni, PhD, PharmD, associate professor in the pharmacy school’s division of pharmacotherapy and experimental therapeutics, was profiled in the article “Bill Zamboni: Finding the Elusive Few Drugs That Work” published in the Carolina Alumni Review. This article appeared in the January/February 2010 issue of the Carolina Alumni … Read more

Grants Awarded by Triad Golfers Against Cancer to Support Research at UNC Lineberger

February 1, 2010

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Triad Golfers Against Cancer has awarded one-year research grants to two physician-scientists at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Stefanie Sarantopoulos, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine, received $25,000 to study ways of improving survival in patients with leukemia and lymphoma. Andrew Wang, MD, assistant professor of radiation oncology, received $34,000 to … Read more