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Photo of a mom and daughter at the doctor. Daughter is getting a vaccination.

August 24, 2016

Majority of parents support HPV vaccination requirements for school...

A national survey found that parents were more likely to agree that laws requiring students to be vaccinated against HPV for school entry are a “good idea” when there is an opt-out clause.

Research, Sexual Health

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Benjamin Vincent

August 24, 2016

Researchers use genetics to probe immune system’s role in fighting ...

Findings published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute show that immune cells do not respond the same way to all tumor types. The study, led by UNC Lineberger researcher Benjamin Vincent, MD, could lay the foundation for the discovery of biomarkers to determine which patients might respond to certain immune-stimulating cancer treatments.

Cancer, Genetics, Immunology, Research

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July 13, 2016

UNC experts: Doctors shouldn’t routinely recommend e-cigarettes to ...

The researchers point out in a commentary published in Annals of Family Medicine that existing treatments are more effective than e-cigarettes to help people quit smoking.

Substance Abuse, Tobacco

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William A. Wood

June 28, 2016

Risk of death for adults with blood cancer higher in three N.C. reg...

UNC Lineberger researchers led by Dr. William A. Wood found that for patients treated in a hospital, the risk of death from acute myeloid leukemia was elevated in three regions of the state compared to a benchmark.

Cancer, Hematology, Research

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Stacie Dusetzina

June 6, 2016

Cancer patients miss appointments, prescriptions due to inability t...

More than one-in-four cancer patients had to pay more for medical care than they could afford, according to a study led by UNC Lineberger member Stacie Dusetzina, PhD. A reported 18 percent were unable to afford their prescription medications.

Cancer, Studies

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Wendy R. Brewster

June 6, 2016

Bacteria found in female upper reproductive tract, once thought ste...

In a preliminary finding (abstract 5568) presented at the 2016 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, UNC Lineberger researchers Wendy Brewster, MD, PhD and Temitope Keku, PhD revealed they have found bacteria in the ovaries and fallopian tubes. Researchers also uncovered a trend toward a distinct bacterial profile in women with ovarian cancer.

Research, Sexual Health

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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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Adam O. Goldstein

June 1, 2016

In all U.S. regions, broad support for increasing legal age of toba...

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and East Carolina University report in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine that in all nine regions of the country, a majority of adults supported increasing the minimum legal age for tobacco product sales. They also found the most support for increasing the minimum age to 21 rather than to 20 or 19.

Substance Abuse, Tobacco

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Illustration of a woman getting a 3D mammogram.

April 21, 2016

Women’s adherence to breast cancer screening guidelines varies foll...

A study led by UNC Lineberger researchers has found that for women who have had a false-positive mammogram result, their likelihood to get screened at recommended intervals depends on the timing of their last screen. Louise Henderson, PhD, will present the findings at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Monday, April 18.

Breast Cancer, Research, Treatment

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UNC Chapel

April 12, 2016

Older women, especially blacks, receive targeted breast cancer trea...

The advent of targeted drugs for a specific type of breast cancer – HER2 positive – has dramatically improved survival rates for women with the disease. But a study led by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center reveals low rates of use o

Breast Cancer, Social Justice, Treatment, Women's Health

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William Y. Kim

March 28, 2016

Study uncovers genetic differences for kidney cancer that may contr...

A UNC Lineberger-led study has identified genetic differences in tumors of African-Americans with the most common type of kidney cancer compared with whites. The researchers say the findings could help explain lower survival rates for African-Americans with clear cell renal cell carcinoma.

Cancer, Genetics, Social Justice

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