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UNC Aortic Team First in the Nation to Complete Endovascular Total Arch Aneurysm Repair

UNC Aortic Team First in the Nation to Complete Endovascular Total Arch Aneurysm Repair

Mark Farber, MD, and Thomas Caranasos, MD, successfully completed an endovascular total arch aneurysm repair, marking the first time this aortic procedure has been performed in the United States. They join a small number of surgeons around the world to perform this procedure.

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Payments to doctors linked to prescription practices for two cancer types

Payments to doctors linked to prescription practices for two cancer types

Compared to physicians who didn’t receive any payments, those who received payments for meals and lodging from a drug manufacturer had higher odds of prescribing that company’s particular drug for certain cancers, reported Aaron Mitchell, MD, and colleagues in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Lisa Carey, international breast cancer expert, appointed to Susan G. Komen’s Scientific Advisory Board

Lisa Carey, international breast cancer expert, appointed to Susan G. Komen’s Scientific Advisory Board

As a member of Susan G. Komen's Scientific Advisory Board, UNC Lineberger's Lisa A. Carey, MD, will be responsible for helping guide Komen’s $956-million research program – second only to the U.S. government in funding of breast cancer research.

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UNC Tar Heel Trauma 6th Annual Paramedic Skills Competition

The competition is part of the UNC May Trauma Conference, which will be held on May 3 and 4 at the William and Ida Friday Center in Chapel Hill.

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