Category: Social Justice

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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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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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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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's Health

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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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Stacie B. Dusetzina

January 6, 2014

Out-of-pocket costs play major role in treatment adherence for canc...

The cost of insurance co-payments for cutting-edge pharmaceuticals can vary widely from patient to patient. When the patient’s share of prescription costs becomes too high, many patients skip doses or stop taking medication entirely, according to research conducted at the University of North Carolina.

Cancer, Social Justice

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Eric B. Elbogen

June 25, 2012

Study identifies factors related to violence in veterans

Veterans with protective factors in place such as employment, living stability and social support were 92 percent less likely to report severe violence than veterans without these factors.

PTSD, Research, Social Justice, Studies

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Amanda Nelson

October 21, 2011

More African Americans burdened by osteoarthritis in multiple large...

African Americans were also more likely to have knee osteoarthritis, but less likely to be affected by hand osteoarthritis than Caucasians, according to new findings from UNC's long-running Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project.

Arthritis, Chronic Illness, Pain, Social Justice

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