UNC Health Talk

Category: Oncology

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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Dot-like invadopodia assemble into circular groups known as “rosettes” inside cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) grown from a human pancreas tumor.  CAFs utilize palladin-containing invadopodia to help the cancer cells move across tissue boundaries.

March 25, 2013

Storming the gates: UNC research probes how pancreatic cancers meta...

Researchers in the lab of Carol Otey, PhD, found that the protein palladin enhances the ability of cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) to assemble organelles known as invadopodia to break down the barriers between cells and create pathways for tumors to spread throughout the body.

Cancer, Oncology, Research

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UNC Chapel

May 10, 2012

UNC Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation Program achieves outs...

UNC Cancer Care’s Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation Program is one of only 14 out of 156 centers across the country to be rated an “overperforming” center.

Cancer, Innovation, Oncology, Transplants, Treatment

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Wenbin Lin

September 20, 2011

UNC scientist proves potential of new nanoparticle design for cance...

A new type of nanoparticle developed in the laboratories at the University of North Carolina has shown potential for more effective delivery of chemotherapy to treat cancer.

Cancer, Genetics, Oncology, Technology, Treatment

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