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Category: Oncology

Doctors gathered around a conference table to discuss complex cancer/tumor cases.

December 18, 2017

‘Tumor Boards’ Bring Many Experts to One Patient

Physicians meet at cancer conferences to strategize the best care for complex cancer cases.

Cancer, Oncology, Patient Care

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Sharon Campbell

August 26, 2014

The Ras Tracker

For more than 20 years, Sharon Campbell, PhD, has been studying Ras, a protein implicated in 30 percent of all cancers. Now she’s on the hunt for alternative ways to shut the protein down.

Cancer, Oncology, Physician Stories, Research

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Nancy Klauber-DeMore

January 29, 2014

Improved ultrasound imaging provides alternate way to visualize tumors

The new technique, developed by UNC researchers, would be cheaper and could allow doctors to visualize tumors without the use of radiation.

Cancer, Innovation, Oncology, Radiology, Research

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Microbeam radiation therapy doses the area with thin parallel planes of radiation

October 30, 2013

Promising new therapy in a smaller package

A new microbeam emitter developed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by a team led by UNC Lineberger member Otto Zhou has the potential to bring a promising new form of radiation therapy into clinical use.

Cancer, Innovation, Oncology, Radiology, Treatment

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Ronald Chen

October 25, 2013

From hospice volunteer to cancer doctor

Five questions for Ronald Chen, a James Woods Young Faculty Award recipient dedicated to bettering treatment for cancer patients.

Oncology, Physician Stories

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Ethan Basch

September 25, 2013

Abiraterone acetate delays quality of life decline in men with meta...

Abiraterone acetate, a recently FDA-approved drug used to treat men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, significantly delays progression of pain and quality of life deterioration when taken in conjunction with prednisone.

Cancer, Oncology, Prostate, Studies

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Joel Tepper

May 29, 2013

The value of randomized clinical trials in radiation oncology clini...

Are there enough clinical trials data to guide every radiation oncology decision in a cancer patient's care? Not necessarily, according to a UNC School of Medicine study.

Cancer, Clinical Trials, Oncology, Research

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Angiosarcoma cells treated with a monoclonal antibody targeting SFRP2 (right) show a significant reduction compared to an untreated control (left).

April 19, 2013

Novel monoclonal antibody inhibits tumor growth in breast cancer an...

The antibody, created at the University of North Carolina, is the first therapeutic discovered that targets a protein known as SFRP2.

Breast Cancer, Oncology, Research, Treatment

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