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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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A cigarette box with a warning label.

March 28, 2017

Broad support exists for larger warnings on cigarette packs

A study led by UNC Lineberger researcher Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH, and Sarah Kowitt, MPH, found broad support, even among smokers, for increasing the size of health warnings on cigarette packs.

Substance Abuse, Tobacco

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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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H. Shelton Earp

March 13, 2017

Earp, Ting recognized for career achievements in cancer research

H. Shelton Earp, MD, director of UNC Cancer Care and the Lineberger Professor of Cancer Research, and Jenny P.Y. Ting, PhD, UNC Lineberger member and William Rand Kenan Professor of Genetics, have been honored with the Hyman L. Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award.

Awards, Cancer

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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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UNC Cancer Care Director H. Shelton Earp

February 16, 2017

Researchers awarded grant to study strategy to improve immunotherap...

With a $1.74 million grant from the NIH, UNC Lineberger researchers led by H. Shelton Earp, MD, will study a potential new strategy for improving immunotherapy drug responses in patients with melanoma.

Awards, Immunology

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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

Researchers unlock mechanism of drug resistance in aggressive breas...

UNC Lineberger researchers find how triple negative breast cancer cells are able to bypass treatment with trametinib, an FDA-approved drug. The researchers also used lab models of breast cancer to test a potential treatment approach that could prevent resistance.

Breast Cancer, Treatment

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