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Black, white men view impacts of prostate cancer treatment differently, study finds

Black, white men view impacts of prostate cancer treatment differently, study finds

UNC Lineberger researchers led by Ronald C. Chen surveyed 1,171 men diagnosed with prostate cancer in North Carolina, finding that while both white and black men were concerned about curing their cancer and the quality-of-life impacts of treatment, more black men considered other social and personal factors -- such as recovery time and cost -- to be very important in their treatment decision-making.

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 Payments linked to higher odds of doctors prescribing certain cancer drugs

Payments linked to higher odds of doctors prescribing certain cancer drugs

In preliminary findings that will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting 2017 in Chicago on Saturday, June 3, researchers show that when physicians had to choose between multiple, on-patent drugs for metastatic kidney cancer and chronic myeloid leukemia, they were more likely to prescribe drugs from companies they had received general payments from.

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Researchers continue to seek strategy for starving brain tumors

Researchers continue to seek strategy for starving brain tumors

In the journal Cancer Research, UNC Lineberger researchers led by member Timothy R. Gershon, MD, PhD, report in the latest in a series of attempts to shut down the energy production machinery in medulloblastoma, the most common malignant brain tumor in children. The findings may help researchers identify a suitable therapeutic target within the sugar metabolism pathway, and provide clues to a scientific mystery surrounding the confounding way that some cancer cells get energy from sugar.

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Camp Celebrate: Play with a Purpose

Camp Celebrate: Play with a Purpose

Camp Celebrate, a camp for pediatric burn survivors, organized by the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, welcomed campers for a weekend of fun and healing.

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In fruit fly and human genetics, timing is everything

In fruit fly and human genetics, timing is everything

UNC scientists show how DNA is accessed and used during the journey to maturation in fruit flies, and what this might mean to our understanding of how cancers arise.

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From engineering field comes doctor in the making

From engineering field comes doctor in the making

First-year UNC medical student and Albert Schweitzer fellow Vinayak Subramanian works with UNC REX cardiologist George Adams to improve the care of patients with peripheral artery disease, a condition that is not well understood.

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Watch: UNC Zika expert headlines Science Café

Watch video of Matt Collins, MD, PhD, an infectious diseases fellow in the lab of Aravinda de Silva, PhD, at last week's Science Café at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh. Collins spoke about ongoing efforts at UNC to develop a vaccine and better diagnostics for the Zika virus.

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All Faculty: Check Email for Doximity Survey Request

Doximity, an online physician network and partner of US News & World Report, is sending emails to physicians and faculty inviting them to rank residency programs throughout the nation for the Doximity Residency Navigator Tool. Please carefully check your email for an invitation by Doximity to participate in the survey.

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NC Children's NICU study featured on CBS North Carolina

NC Children's NICU study featured on CBS North Carolina

UNC doctors have seen an increase in premature births at the NC Children's Hospital in recent years. UNC researchers are conducting a study to find out why.

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UNC's Jonathan Berg featured on ABC 11 TV

UNC's Jonathan Berg featured on ABC 11 TV

Watch UNC geneticist Jonathan Berg, MD, PhD, consult with ABC 11 TV reporter Tisha Powell about results from a direct-to-consumer genetics analysis.

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Capturing the moment of victory

Capturing the moment of victory

When the UNC Men’s Basketball team heads to the national championship game Paul Fowler – a systems architect for UNC Health Care’s ISD storage team – heads to the rooftops overlooking Franklin Street to document the celebrations that follow a win.

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Another reason to exercise: burning bone fat – a key to better bone health

Another reason to exercise: burning bone fat – a key to better bone health

UNC School of Medicine researchers use new imaging methods to show that running burns fat in bone marrow, with benefits for bone health. The best effect was seen in obese mice. Maya Styner, MD, was the study's lead author.

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Class of 2017 Celebrates Commencement

Class of 2017 Celebrates Commencement

On May 13, the UNC School of Medicine Class of 2017 gathered with faculty, friends, and family in Memorial Hall to celebrate their graduation. The class selected surgeon Elizabeth Dreesen, MD, as commencement speaker.

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Strategy significantly boosts colorectal screening for groups with low rates

Strategy significantly boosts colorectal screening for groups with low rates

UNC Lineberger researchers led by Dan Reuland, MD, MPH, report in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine that providing one-on-one support and customized tools for decision-making increased screening rates for patients at two community health centers in North Carolina and New Mexico.

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UNC Lineberger’s 41st Annual Scientific Symposium to focus on signal transduction in cancer

UNC Lineberger’s 41st Annual Scientific Symposium to focus on signal transduction in cancer

UNC Lineberger's 41st Annual Scientific Symposium will focus on "Developmental Signal Transduction Pathways in Cancer.” The symposium will be held May 22-23 at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill.

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For anorexia nervosa, researchers implicate genetic locus on chromosome 12

For anorexia nervosa, researchers implicate genetic locus on chromosome 12

UNC researchers led the most powerful genomic study of anorexia nervosa conducted to date to identify the common roots anorexia shares with psychiatric and metabolic traits. Cynthia Bulik, PhD, FAED, was the study's lead investigator.

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Mending Hearts in Nicaragua

Mending Hearts in Nicaragua

In February, three UNC interventional cardiologists and a team of dedicated health care professionals travelled to Nicaragua to perform a life-saving, minimally invasive procedure on as many patients as they could, and to bring the best in cardiac care to a country without heart surgeons.

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Zika expert to headline Science Café at N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences

Zika expert to headline Science Café at N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences

Matt Collins, MD, PhD, will headline the May 18 Science Café at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh. Collins will discuss ongoing diagnostic and vaccine development for the Zika virus currently underway at the UNC School of Medicine.

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 Researchers map genetic changes in glioblastoma as it progresses, test potential treatment strategy

Researchers map genetic changes in glioblastoma as it progresses, test potential treatment strategy

In a pair of preclinical studies published in the journal Neuro-Oncology, researchers from UNC Lineberger and the Phoenix-based Translational Genomics Research Institute report on the genetic evolution of glioblastoma as it progresses in severity and a potential strategy to treat this often fast-growing brain cancer type. Ryan C. Miller, MD, PhD, is the study's senior author.

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Called to Service

Called to Service

As a physician, leader, and educator, Cristen P. Page, MD, MPH, is focused on improving care and updating medical training to keep up with the modern world of health care. She’ll bring all of that to bear as chair of the Department of Family Medicine.

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