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Category: Treatment

Bryan Roth

September 15, 2016

Researchers build a better opioid painkiller from scratch

The new compound could reduce overdoses and possibly curb addiction, while addressing the needs of millions of people suffering with chronic pain.

Research, Treatment

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Love monsters that are given to children at the Children's Cochlear Implant Center at UNC. Photo contributed.

August 31, 2016

The Children’s Cochlear Implant Center at UNC partners with knittin...

The Children’s Cochlear Implant Center at UNC recently partnered with a knitting group to create cuddly love monsters – a Carolina blue creature holding a balloon that’s also the center’s logo – to give to children when they reach their one-year hearing anniversary.

Hearing, Studies, Technology, Treatment

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Aaron Mitchell

August 25, 2016

Study finds links between physicians setting cancer care guidelines...

UNC Lineberger researchers, led by Aaron Mitchell, MD, found a high prevalence of financial relationships among authors who helped develop a leading set of cancer care guidelines in the United States in a study published in JAMA Oncology. They say the work lays the foundation for future studies of whether the payments influenced clinical practice or guideline recommendations.

Cancer, Research, Treatment

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Ethan Basch

August 25, 2016

Researchers question process for reviewing coverage of ‘off label’ ...

In a paper published online by the Journal of the American Medical Association, UNC Lineberger physician-researchers led by Ethan Basch, MD, MSc, raised concerns that there are inconsistencies between the five reference guides, or compendia, that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services uses to determine which drugs it will reimburse for off-label uses in cancer care.

Cancer, Research, Treatment

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Photo of Cate Goodman.

August 17, 2016

Succeeding with Turner Syndrome

Jennifer Law, MD, director of UNC Children’s Turner Syndrome Program, is working to build awareness of Turner syndrome and show patients and their families that they can overcome their diagnosis.

Genetics, Research, Treatment

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Illustration by Christ-Claude Mowandza-Ndinga/UNC Health Care

August 10, 2016

UNC researchers hone in on promising treatment for peanut allergy

The first-ever clinical study of preschoolers allergic to peanuts could lead to safe and effective treatment for millions of people.

Allergies, Research, Treatment

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UNC Chapel

July 28, 2016

No dream: electric brain stimulation during sleep can boost memory

By targeting one facet of the brain’s electrical activity, UNC neuroscientist Flavio Frohlich, PhD, showed it’s possible to enhance memory, laying the groundwork for a new treatment paradigm for neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Neurology, Research, Sleep, Treatment

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Illustration of an open fridge.

June 28, 2016

Binge-eating disorder patients respond well to major forms of treat...

Psychological and medication treatment options are available to help patients with binge-eating disorder (BED) to achieve abstinence and improve other symptoms.

Eating Disorders, Mental Health, Treatment

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Blossom Damania

June 24, 2016

Cancer-causing virus mimics host signal to drive cell growth, prote...

UNC Lineberger and UNC School of Medicine researcher Blossom Damania, PhD, and colleagues discovered a slick trick a virus uses to spur cancerous cell growth.

Cancer, Studies, Treatment

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Aaron Falchook

June 6, 2016

Advanced cancer patients receive aggressive care at high rates at t...

A national health claims analysis of cancer patients who were younger than age 65 and had metastatic disease revealed that nearly two-thirds were admitted to the hospital or visited the emergency room in the last 30 days of their lives. The UNC Lineberger researchers who led the study also found that nearly a third of patients died in the hospital.

Cancer, Studies, Treatment

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Hanna Sanoff

May 16, 2016

Life-extending benefits of liver cancer drug not realistic for many...

The drug sorafenib can have serious side effects and significant out-of-pocket costs for advanced liver cancer patients, according to a study led by UNC’s Hanna Sanoff, MD, MPH.

Cancer, Research, Treatment

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