HPV vaccine study discussed, Brewer quoted

December 28, 2011

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Noel T. Brewer, PhD , is quoted in the article “HPV vaccine does not promote promiscuity; Cancer shot does not alter sexual behavior: study,” published today in The New York Daily News. Dr. Brewer is an associate professor in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, an adjunct professor in … Continued

Wrapped up in making a difference

December 28, 2011

Tori Frahm has experienced just eight Christmases, but she epitomizes the true spirit of the holiday. She and her family organized collection and delivery of 750 presents for pediatric oncology patients and their siblings at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. The gifts helped 125 families have a brighter holiday.

Editorial urges rapid clinical trials for targeted breast cancer therapies

December 20, 2011

Chapel Hill, NC – In an editorial published today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, UNC associate professor E. Claire Dees, MD, reviews current evidence on the safety and efficacy of combination therapies currently used for metastatic breast cancer and urges clinical researchers to move forward with new studies that leverage advances in the identification of tumor biomarkers.

UNC Lineberger remembers Marci Campbell

December 15, 2011

Dr. Marci Campbell, professor of nutrition at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, died December 14 after living with cancer with grace and caring for almost two years.

American Cancer Society Revises Cancer Screening Guideline Process; UNC scientists are report co-authors

December 13, 2011

ATLANTA –December 13, 2011– The American Cancer Society has revised its guideline formation process to achieve greater transparency, consistency, and rigor in creating guidance about cancer screening. The new methods align with new principles from the Institutes of Medicine (IOM) by creating a single generalist group for writing the guidelines, commissioning systematic evidence reviews, and clearly articulating the benefits, limitations, and harms associated with cancer screening tests. The new process is outlined in a Special Communication in the December 14, 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

DeSimone Receives Innovation Award

December 9, 2011

Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry Joseph DeSimone, PhD, has been awarded the 2012 Walston Chubb Award for Innovation. This recognition is awarded by the the Scientific Research Society Sigma Xi to recognize research into new areas of potential scientific importance, novel approaches to a long-standing problems in science or engineering, or research that may create … Continued