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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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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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December 14, 2016

Cigar warning labels are not equally believable among adolescents

Less than 50 percent of surveyed teens found it ‘very believable’ that cigars are not a safe alternative to cigarettes, according to a first-of-its-kind UNC School of Medicine study.

Families, Substance Abuse, Tobacco

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Damaged chromosomes in Atr-mutant progenitors.

November 1, 2016

Could targeting a gene linked to microcephaly lead to a better brai...

UNC Lineberger researchers led by Dr. Timothy R. Gershon report preclinical findings showing promise for targeting a gene linked to microcephaly in infants as a treatment for medulloblastoma.

Brain Cancer, Cancer, Genetics, Neurology, Treatment

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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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Illustration of pills on top of money.

October 4, 2016

High up-front costs could delay access to life-saving blood cancer ...

In the study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, UNC Lineberger researchers report that nearly a third of a group of patients with chronic myeloid leukemia, and who have federally-funded Medicare health insurance, did not start treatment within six months of diagnosis with any of three targeted drugs that have led to dramatic improvements in survival for the disease.

Cancer, Hematology, Research

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September 28, 2016

Particular HPV strain linked to improved prognosis for throat cancer

In an analysis of survival data for a population of patients with a particular type of head and neck cancer, UNC Lineberger researchers confirmed that a particular strain of HPV, a virus linked to multiple cancers, resulted in better overall survival for patients with oropharyngeal cancer than patients with other strains of the virus.

Cancer, Research, Sexual Health

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Bryce Reeve

September 20, 2016

Racial gaps persist in how breast cancer survivors function, feel d...

A UNC Lineberger study published in the journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment drew upon surveys that assessed health-related quality of life issues for women aged 20 to 74 years who lived in North Carolina and had breast cancer. The analysis was part of the third phase of the Carolina Breast Cancer Study.

Breast Cancer, Research, 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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