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The latest cancer news from UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine.

NIH awards nearly $2 million to Cell Microsystems to boost biomedical research

NIH awards nearly $2 million to Cell Microsystems to boost biomedical research

The UNC School of Medicine lab of William Marzluff, PhD, will collaborate with Cell Microsystems on gene editing projects to speed up the use of CRISPR workflows in lab experiments.

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Researchers study strategies for using nanotechnology to boost cancer therapeutics

Researchers study strategies for using nanotechnology to boost cancer therapeutics

Four UNC Lineberger researchers – Leaf Huang, Alexander Kabanov, Andrew Wang, and Jenny Ting – presented strategies for using tiny particles to boost cancer treatment as part of a National Cancer Institute site visit.

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NCI awards $2.2M to Pylayeva-Gupta to investigate immune responses in pancreatic cancer

NCI awards $2.2M to Pylayeva-Gupta to investigate immune responses in pancreatic cancer

The National Cancer Institute has awarded a five-year grant of more than $2.2 million to UNC Lineberger’s Yuliya Pylayeva-Gupta, PhD, to support her research into the immune response in pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest cancers.

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New details revealed to explain how tumors recruit blood vessels

New details revealed to explain how tumors recruit blood vessels

A study by UNC Lineberger researchers Chad Pecot, MD, and Salma Azam helps explain how tumors recruit blood vessels that provide fuel for their growth as well as an avenue for the tumors to spread.

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Four paws, two handlers, one great comfort: SCHALL

Four paws, two handlers, one great comfort: SCHALL

Lifting spirits and helping ease tension are the calling cards of SCHALL, the rehabilitative facility dog at the N.C. Cancer Hospital’s pediatric hematology oncology clinic.

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Studies explore mechanisms behind obesity-cancer link

Studies explore mechanisms behind obesity-cancer link

New studies led by University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers explore biological mechanisms behind obesity and its link with cancer.

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Remembering Paul Godley, UNC School of Medicine Vice Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Remembering Paul Godley, UNC School of Medicine Vice Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Paul Godley, MD, PhD, MPP, UNC School of Medicine’s Vice Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, and the Rush S. Dickson Distinguished Professor of Hematology/Oncology in the Department of Medicine, passed away Sunday, March 31. The funeral service will be held Saturday, April 6.

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Precision oncology insights revealed for colorectal cancer

The findings, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, could help define strategies to more effectively treat colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. The analysis was led by UNC Lineberger’s Federico Innocenti, MD, PhD.

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UNC Lineberger to hold 43rd annual scientific symposium April 29-30

The symposium, which will be held April 29-30 at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, is open to students, faculty and the public.

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Melanoma symposium to include talks on treatment, nutrition

The University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the N.C. Cancer Hospital are partnering with the Melanoma Research Foundation to host Melanoma Patient Day, an afternoon symposium offering information and support for patients with melanoma.

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Scientists Discover Key Enzyme in Breast Cancer Proliferation, Treatment Resistance

Scientists Discover Key Enzyme in Breast Cancer Proliferation, Treatment Resistance

In lab experiments, researchers led by Michael Emanuele, PhD, found that the enzyme USP21 protects the protein FOXM1, which has been implicated in basal-like breast cancer progression, metastasis, and poor patient outcomes.

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New studies aim to improve melanoma diagnosis

A pair of studies led by UNC Lineberger's Nancy Thomas, MD, PhD, and Kathleen Conway Dorsey, PhD, could aid in improved diagnosis for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.

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Patient-reported symptoms offer insight for clinical trials

Patient-reported symptoms offer insight for clinical trials

UNC Lineberger researchers and collaborators, led by Arlene Chung, MD, MHA, MMCi, found that allowing patients to write, in their own words, about treatment-related symptoms they experienced while participating in clinical trials can provide valuable information.

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Researchers discover potential attack strategy for aggressive breast cancer

Researchers discover potential attack strategy for aggressive breast cancer

UNC Lineberger researchers including Leslie Parise, PhD, and department of pharmacology doctoral student Alex Chung have designed a novel way to attack an aggressive breast cancer.

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CRISPR gene editing makes stem cells 'invisible' to immune system

CRISPR gene editing makes stem cells 'invisible' to immune system

UNC School of Medicine researchers from the lab of J. Victor Garcia-Martinez, PhD, are co-authors of a study on the creation of pluripotent stem cells that avoided transplant rejection in lab studies.

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Researchers review metastatic melanoma treatment

Researchers review metastatic melanoma treatment

Researchers led by UNC Lineberger’s David Ollila, MD, FACS, reviewed the results for 80 adult metastatic melanoma patients treated with talimogene laherparepvec, or TVEC.

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Researchers identify cluster of N.C. counties with higher colorectal cancer death rates

Researchers identify cluster of N.C. counties with higher colorectal cancer death rates

UNC Lineberger researchers uncovered county-level factors linked to higher colorectal cancer mortality rates in a cluster of counties in northeastern North Carolina. The study’s first author is Tzy-Mey Kuo, PhD, research associate at UNC Lineberger. Andrew Olshan, PhD, is the study’s senior author.

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Lineberger Club features ovarian cancer survivor, advocate

Lineberger Club features ovarian cancer survivor, advocate

Marie Wood shared the story of her motivation to launch the Triad chapter of She ROCKS Inc., a Wilmington-based nonprofit that has raised more than $600,000 for ovarian cancer research at UNC Lineberger.

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UNC Lineberger awards $1.35M for cancer research

UNC Lineberger awards $1.35M for cancer research

UNC Lineberger awarded grants to 14 scientists and research teams in the fall grant awards cycle. Applications for the next round of funding will be due March 15.

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Love Creates a Miracle

Love Creates a Miracle

Hours after landing in Taipei, Taiwan, Qing Zhang, PhD, associate professor in the department of pathology and laboratory medicine, got a call no one ever wants to get. His wife was in the hospital and had gone into cardiac arrest. Read Qing's first-person account of his race across the world to get to his wife's side and her "miracle" recovery.

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