UNC Health Care

Category: Cancer

Andrew Wang

August 30, 2011

UNC study shows potential for nanotechnology-based therapy for ovar...

Scientists at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and Duke University Medical Center conducted a preclinical study using nanoparticle technology to deliver doses of chemo- and radiotherapy that specifically targeted metastasized ovarian cancer cells.

Cancer, Innovation, Research, Studies, Technology

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UNC Chapel

July 28, 2011

Male circumcision lowers prevalence of penile precancerous lesions ...

A UNC-led international study shows that among Kenyan men, circumcision is associated with a lower prevalence of human papillomavirus-associated precancerous lesions of the penis.

Cancer, Publications, Research, Sexual Health, Studies

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Patients in a hospital.

May 23, 2011

UNC study examines NC cancer patient emergency department visits

The UNC team used a statewide database to collect information on over 35,000 Emergency department (ED) visits. They learned that the top three problems that brought patients to the ED were related to pain, respiratory distress, and gastrointestinal issues (mostly nausea and vomiting).

Cancer, Oncology, Studies

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Federico Innocenti

March 7, 2011

Cancer pharmacology expert joins UNC personalized-medicine institute

Federico Innocenti, MD, PhD, has been appointed associate professor of pharmacy in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. He will serve as associate director of the UNC Institute for Pharmacogenomics and Individualized Therapy and a member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.


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Carey Anders

February 9, 2011

Carey Anders, Katherine Hoadley are first recipients of new brain t...

Dr. Anders was chosen for her work on the identification of the prognosis and treatment of breast cancer brain metastases. Dr. Hoadley is being recognized for her contributions to a UNC-led analysis of glioblastomas (fast-growing malignant brain tumors).

Awards, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Neurology, Oncology, Research

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Stephen Frye

September 14, 2010

National Cancer Institute awards two cancer drug discovery contract...

These contracts, called Task Orders, were awarded in support of the NCI’s Chemical Biology Consortium (CBC) program, and provide funding to one-year and 18-month milestones respectively.

Awards, Cancer, Innovation, Research

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UNC Chapel

February 14, 2008

UNC Health Care expands treatment options with CyberKnife robotic r...

CHAPEL HILL - Last week UNC Health Care began treating patients with the CyberKnife robotic radiosurgery system, a groundbreaking medical device that is designed to treat tumors anywhere in the body with sub-millimeter accuracy.

Cancer, Devices, Innovation

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