July

Cancer drug labels missing key information about patients’ symptoms

Cancer drug labels missing key information about patients’ symptoms

Dr. Ethan Basch of UNC calls for pharmaceutical manufacturers to collect rigorous information on how drugs impact symptoms and quality of life starting early in drug development, and for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to include this information in drug labels.

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UNC murine study predicts cancer drug responsiveness in human tumors

UNC murine study predicts cancer drug responsiveness in human tumors

A UNC research team found that genetically engineered mouse models (GEMMs) were able to accurately predict human response to a standard chemotherapy drug combination commonly used in the clinic.

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UNC begins clinical trial of EndoBarrier® for treatment of type 2 diabetes

UNC begins clinical trial of EndoBarrier® for treatment of type 2 diabetes

The ENDO Trial is currently enrolling adults between the ages of 21 and 65 who have uncontrolled type 2 diabetes and are obese.

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Inhibiting macrophage MerTK signaling creates an innate immune response against cancer

Inhibiting macrophage MerTK signaling creates an innate immune response against cancer

New evidence by a UNC-led team shows that MerTK macrophage action in the microenvironment that surrounds cancer cells blunts the immune response, allowing the tumor cell to grow and metastasize.

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Outdated practice of annual cervical cancer screenings may cause more harm than good

About half of the obstetrician-gynecologists surveyed in a recent study said they continue to provide annual exams. Drs. Russell Harris and Stacey Sheridan of UNC say this is an outdated practice that may be more harmful than helpful.

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Factors influencing delay in breast cancer treatment differ for African-American and white women

Scientists found that among white women, household size and losing a job due to one's diagnosis were reasons for delay in treatment, while among African-American women, the type of treatment received influenced delay.

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UNC receives $8 million grant to improve safe motherhood in Malawi

UNC receives $8 million grant to improve safe motherhood in Malawi

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a five-year, $8 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve maternal and infant health and save the lives of mothers and infants in Malawi by strengthening the President’s Maternal Health and Safe Motherhood Initiative (SMI).

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UNC Hospitals, UNC Health Care System Affiliates Recognized by U.S. News & World Report in Annual ‘Best Hospitals’ Rankings

UNC Hospitals, UNC Health Care System Affiliates Recognized by U.S. News & World Report in Annual ‘Best Hospitals’ Rankings

Overall, eleven specialties at UNC Hospitals were recognized as nationally ranked or high performing by U.S. News & World Report in its annual "America's Best Hospitals" issue. Rex Healthcare and High Point Regional Hospital were also included in the 2013 rankings.

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RNA diagnostic test from paraffin improves lung cancer diagnosis over routine microscopic evaluation alone

RNA diagnostic test from paraffin improves lung cancer diagnosis over routine microscopic evaluation alone

Scientists at the Universities of North Carolina and Utah have developed a histology expression predictor for the most common types of lung cancer: adenocarcinoma, carcinoid, small cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.

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Study: Young children with autism benefit regardless of high-quality treatment model

Study: Young children with autism benefit regardless of high-quality treatment model

Researchers at the University of North Carolina School at Chapel Hill have found that preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who receive high-quality early intervention benefit developmentally regardless of the treatment model used.

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Diet additions may help youth with Type 1 diabetes keep producing own insulin

Diet additions may help youth with Type 1 diabetes keep producing own insulin

Adding foods rich in specific amino and fatty acids to the diets of youth with Type 1 diabetes kept them producing some of their own insulin for up to two years after diagnosis, a new study found.

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RN: Real Nurses - JoAnne Kroesen

RN: Real Nurses - JoAnne Kroesen

JoAnne Kroesen, a nurse at North Carolina Children's hospital specialty clinics, is also a volunteer with Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue.

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UNC Hospitals volunteer spearheads effort to treat Afghan girl

UNC Hospitals volunteer spearheads effort to treat Afghan girl

Rita Bigham helps Maryam, an eight-year-old Afghan girl with a heart defect, get treatment at UNC Hospitals.

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