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Tag: Cancer

McKay Fly Wing

May 25, 2017

In fruit fly and human genetics, timing is everything

UNC scientists show how DNA is accessed and used during the journey to maturation in fruit flies, and what this might mean to our understanding of how cancers arise.

Genetics, Research

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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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March 20, 2017

Adventure in the Face of Cancer

At 28 years old, Dave Carbonell was months away from completing his residency in Emergency Medicine at UNC. Then cancer struck—acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Today, after years of intense treatment, he’s cancer free, working as an Emergency Department physician in California and helping other young

UNC Stories

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An illustration of bacteria in a person's digestive tract.

March 13, 2017

‘Good’ bacteria is possible solution for unchecked infl...

In a study published in journal Nature Immunology, researchers led by UNC Lineberger member Jenny P.Y. Ting, PhD, describe how inflammation can go unchecked in the absence of a certain inflammation inhibitor called NLRP12. In a harmful feedback loop, this inflammation can upset the balance of bacteria living in the gut. Beneficial bacterial may be the key to reversing inflammation in the absence of this key regulator.

Gastroenterology, Research

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March 1, 2017

UNC Lineberger launches innovative cellular immunotherapy program

The early-stage cellular immunotherapy trials are for patients with either Hodgkin lymphoma or non-Hodgkin lymphoma, who lack other treatment options or are at high risk of their disease returning.

Immunology, Innovation

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A woman's reproductive organs represented with flowers.

February 23, 2017

UNC researcher finds safer, less-invasive method of staging endomet...

Using dye to map cancer metastases, Emma Rossi, MD, and UNC collaborators lead large study to help patients avoid complications from surgery.

Cancer, Innovation, Research

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Man thinking with drawing of muscles behind him.

February 23, 2017

Measuring patients’ muscles to predict chemotherapy side effects

UNC Lineberger researchers Hy Muss, MD, Shlomit Strulov Shachar, MD, and colleagues report in the journal Clinical Cancer Research that a measure of muscle mass and muscle quality developed at UNC could potentially help doctors better identify patients at high risk for side effects that could require hospitalization.

Cancer, Research

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Engineered stem cells (in blue) suspended in a gel home in on a glioblastoma tumor (in yellow) in a test-tube experiment at UNC.

February 2, 2017

Revolutionary approach for treating glioblastoma works with human c...

UNC-Chapel Hill researchers led by UNC Lineberger member Shawn Hingtgen, PhD, reach a critical milestone for treating brain cancer.

Cancer, Research

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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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Illustration of a barrier of technology.

January 11, 2017

Cost, technology issues are barriers to real-time cancer patient sy...

In a perspective published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Ethan Basch, MD, MSc, professor of medicine and director of UNC Lineberger’s Cancer Outcomes Research Program, addressed the need for – and the barriers preventing – electronic reporting of patients’ symptoms between visits.

Cancer, Research, Technology

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Maki Tanioka

December 14, 2016

For invasive breast cancer, researchers identify biomarkers of trea...

UNC Lineberger researchers reported at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium they have identified biomarkers they believe can be used as part of a larger model to predict how patients with HER2-positive operative breast cancer will respond to the targeted treatment trastuzumab, commercially known as Herceptin, and chemotherapy.

Breast Cancer, Research, Treatment

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December 14, 2016

Brain metastasis persists despite improved targeted treatment for H...

At this year's San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, UNC Lineberger researchers and collaborators shared the outcomes of their investigation into the incidence of brain metastasis after a series of drugs were approved to treat HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer, starting with trastuzumab, also known as Herceptin, in the United States in 1998.

Breast Cancer, Neurology, Treatment

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