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UNC expert: Better decision support tools needed for prostate cancer screening choice
Michael Pignone, M.D., M.P.H., reviews the pros and cons of Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) screening in an editorial he wrote for the Sept. 28 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - October 2, 2009
Research points to new target for stopping colon cancer
New research led by scientists at UNC-Chapel Hill have found a drug target that suggests a potent way to kill colon cancers that resist current drugs aimed at blocking a molecule found on the surface of cells.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - August 21, 2009
Wang receives National Academy of Sciences grant to develop cancer nanotechnology
Andrew Wang, MD, assistant professor of radiation oncology, has been awarded a $100,000 one-year grant from the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI), a program of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine with support from the W.M. Keck Foundation.
Located in Vital Signs / 2011 / April 14
UNC Lineberger Research Provides New Insights Into Deadly Brain Cancer
New findings by researchers at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center suggest that the most common form of malignant brain cancer in adults, glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), is probably not a single disease but a set of diseases, each with a distinct underlying molecular disease process.
Located in Vital Signs / 2010 / Vital Signs - Jan. 21, 2010
UNC Lineberger, patients, families and volunteers 'Stand up to Cancer'
Watch "Stand Up to Cancer," a one-hour telethon on Friday, Sept. 5, from 8 - 9 p.m. on ABC, CBS and NBC. To view the many ways our Oncology care providers, professional staff, patients, families and volunteers stand up to cancer, visit www.uncstandsup2cancer.org/.
Located in Vital Signs / 2008 / September
Mission Hospital, UNC Health Care forge agreement for cancer care, research
Mission Hospital and UNC Health Care announced Aug. 19 that they have signed an affiliation agreement for cancer care and research, with the overall goal of enhancing the quality of care for cancer patients in western North Carolina, including providing access to new therapies and innovative research programs under development at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the N.C. Cancer Hospital.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - August 21, 2009
Blog: Cancer and nutrition Q&A
Our oncology nutritionist, Aimee Shea, discusses some of the common questions patients have about cancer and nutrition.
Located in Vital Signs / 2010 / Vital Signs - July 22, 2010
Breakthrough uses light to manipulate cell movement
New technique expected to enhance understanding of how cancer spreads.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - August 21, 2009
UNC women’s gymnastics shares the love with Get REAL & HEEL on Valentines Day
The UNC women’s gymnastics team will hold its annual Blue & Pink meet on February 14 at newly-renovated Carmichael Auditorium. The Tar Heels will take on the University of Maryland in a special meet that includes a cancer awareness health fair, benefiting the Get REAL & HEEL program.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - Jan. 28, 2010
UNC scientists tackle viral mysteries
Scientists know that some cancers are triggered by viruses, which take over cellular systems and cause uncontrolled cell growth. Doctors – and patients who get shingles late in life – have also known for many years that some viruses, particularly the herpes virus, can lie dormant in a person’s cells for long periods of time and then reactivate, causing disease. These viruses also cause significant disease in immunosuppressed people and those living with HIV/AIDS.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - July 2, 2009