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Delays for melanoma surgeries linked to insurance type
Researchers report in JAMA Dermatology that surgical treatment delays – defined as surgery that occurred more than six weeks after diagnosis – were common. Medicaid patients were 36 percent more likely than private insurance patients to experience delays.
Located in News / 2017 / October
UNC researchers create DNA repair map of the entire human genome
The new experimental assay can help scientists find the precise locations of repair of DNA damage caused by UV radiation and common chemotherapies. The invention could lead to better cancer drugs or improvements in the potency of existing ones.
Located in News / 2015 / May
UNC researcher co-leads effort to map genomic changes in head and neck cancer
A study co-led by a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher has identified genomic changes in head and neck cancers linked to the sexually transmitted disease HPV -- the latest finding of a collaborative scientific effort designed to map out the genomic changes driving cancer.
Located in News / 2015 / January
Genomic research leads to new diagnostics, tools to fight cancer
Dr. Ian Davis is among the UNC Children's scientists and researchers employing cutting-edge genomic technologies to understand how cancers develop and how to better treat and prevent them.
Located in UNC Children's News / / CARE 2014 / Issue 9
Hospital social media campaign reunites sick girl with lost charm
After learning that 7-year-old leukemia patient, Jolie, had lost her lucky talisman, UNC Children’s communications team made it a mission to find him.
Located in UNC Children's News / / CARE 2015 / Issue 3
To halt breast cancer’s spread, scientists block amino acid found in asparagus
UNC Lineberger researchers Charles M. Perou, PhD, and Lisa A. Carey, MD, were part of a preclinical study led out of the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute that found that blocking the production of asparagine with a drug called L-asparaginase in mice with aggressive triple negative breast tumors, and putting them on a low-asparagine diet, reduced the breast tumor’s ability to spread.
Located in News / 2018 / March
How a Father’s Illness Ages One for Good
Jordan Sanderson, a 25-year-old Carteret County native and current Nash County resident, shares how her father’s diagnosis and treatment challenged her and aged her in a good way.
Located in News / 2014 / October
Improved capture of cancer cells could aid in disease tracking
In the journal Clinical Cancer Research, UNC Lineberger's Andrew Wang, MD, and colleagues reported that by forcing cancer cells to slow down and developing stronger molecular traps for them, they could identify large numbers of the cells in cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy.
Located in News / 2018 / March
Smith awarded $8.5 million to compare treatments for recurrent bladder cancer
UNC Lineberger’s Angela B. Smith, MD, MS, an associate professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Urology and director of urologic oncology, and her collaborators were awarded a contract from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to compare bladder removal with medical therapy in bladder cancer patients.
Located in News / 2018 / September
Scientists train a computer to classify breast cancer tumors
In a study published in the journal NPJ Breast Cancer, researchers led by Charles Perou, PhD, and Melissa Troester, PhD, reported they used a form of artificial intelligence called machine learning, or deep learning, to train a computer to identify certain features of breast cancer tumors from images.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Nov. 20