UNC Health Care

Category: Social Justice

September 11, 2017

Aggressive breast cancers may contribute to racial survival dispari...

UNC Lineberger researchers led by Melissa Troester, PhD, published results of an analysis of approximately 1,000 invasive breast tumors. The study confirmed that young black women are more likely to have "triple negative," or "basal-like," breast cancer.

Breast Cancer, Cancer, News, Social Justice, Studies, Women

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Colonoscopy Consult

May 16, 2017

Strategy significantly boosts colorectal screening for groups with ...

UNC Lineberger researchers led by Dan Reuland, MD, MPH, report in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine that providing one-on-one support and customized tools for decision-making increased screening rates for patients at two community health centers in North Carolina and New Mexico.

Cancer, Research, Social Justice, Treatment

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Alcohol and Breast Cancer

May 1, 2017

Study confirms link between alcohol consumption, breast cancer risk...

In findings published in the journal Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers confirmed the link between alcohol consumption and breast cancer risk in a study in black women. The association has been seen in other studies drawn from majority white populations.

Social Justice, Substance Abuse

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Malnutrition Older Adults

March 24, 2017

Poor oral health and food scarcity major contributors to malnutriti...

UNC School of Medicine researchers led a study to determine risk factors associated with malnutrition among older adults receiving care in the emergency department.

Social Justice, Wellness

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Stephane Wheeler

January 25, 2017

U.S. cancer death rate declines, but work is needed to address loca...

UNC Lineberger researchers Ethan Basch, MD, MSc, and Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH, called for tailored, local-level cancer prevention, screening and treatment efforts to address regional disparities in cancer mortality rates in an editorial published in JAMA on Tuesday.

Cancer, Education, Social Justice

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Louise Henderson

November 1, 2016

Study raises concerns about timely follow-up to positive mammogram ...

In the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, researchers report that uninsured women under age 65 who received their mammogram at community screening clinics in North Carolina were less likely to get follow-up within a year of a positive mammogram, and had higher odds of missing a 60-day window for follow-up care.

Breast Cancer, Research, Social Justice, Treatment

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Rebekah Layton

September 22, 2016

Closing the Diversity Gap

UNC researchers publish special report exploring the reasons why PhD-trained scientists choose careers in or out of academia.

Education, Social Justice

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Andrew Alexander and Roman Blount

May 25, 2016

Minority Men in Medicine Group Builds Legacy of Mentorship

The group’s current members help mentor elementary school students in Durham, while also benefiting from the guidance of the program’s graduate physicians. The group is led by first-year medical students Andrew Alexander and Roman Blount, IV.

Education, Social Justice

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Satish Gopal

May 2, 2016

‘Moonshot to Malawi’ outlines global cancer disparities

UNC Lineberger member Satish Gopal, MD, MPH, has called for a commitment to contribute resources and energy to control cancer in less-resourced countries where there are significant gaps in cancer awareness, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

Cancer, Social Justice, Studies

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UNC Chapel

April 12, 2016

Older women, especially blacks, receive targeted breast cancer trea...

The advent of targeted drugs for a specific type of breast cancer – HER2 positive – has dramatically improved survival rates for women with the disease. But a study led by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center reveals low rates of use o

Breast Cancer, Social Justice, Treatment, Women

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William Y. Kim

March 28, 2016

Study uncovers genetic differences for kidney cancer that may contr...

A UNC Lineberger-led study has identified genetic differences in tumors of African-Americans with the most common type of kidney cancer compared with whites. The researchers say the findings could help explain lower survival rates for African-Americans with clear cell renal cell carcinoma.

Cancer, Genetics, Social Justice

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