‘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.
Bioethicists Will Explore the Issues and Lessons of the Zika Crisis
With new funding from the Wellcome Trust, an interdisciplinary team of scholars will focus on issues of ethics and research in pregnancy and women of reproductive age, beginning with the current Zika context and later expanding to general public health research. Anne Lyerly, MD, Associate Director of the UNC Center for Bioethics, is co-principal investigator of the project.
Landmark study validates method for patient reporting of cancer dru...
In an article published in JAMA Oncology today, a study led by UNC Lineberger's Ethan Basch and colleagues shows that a system they developed accurately and reliably captures the patient experience with cancer drug side effects.
Cirrhosis deaths drop 41 percent from 2002 to 2012
A new study by UNC researchers has found dramatic improvements in the care of patients with cirrhosis and liver failure and recommends improved treatment strategies for patients with cirrhosis and concurrent bacterial infections.
Lower survival rates connected with high-risk melanoma with mutatio...
Researchers from the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center analyzed hundreds of melanoma samples to find out if two genetic mutations more commonly found in melanoma tumors were associated with lower survival rates in patients.
Scientists find a key protein that allows Plavix to conquer platelets
The findings could lead to more personalized approaches to controlling platelet activity during heart attacks and other vascular emergencies and diseases. Wolfgang Bergmeier, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics, member of the McAllister Heart Institute at UNC, is senior author of the paper.
Largest ever genome-wide study on body fat and BMI strengthen genet...
UNC researchers led by Karen Mohlke, PhD, and Kari North, PhD, including a consortium of researchers, find 89 new genetic locations that will help scientists pinpoint genes that play roles in different obesity traits.