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

The Signal and the Noise

The Signal and the Noise

Henrik Dohlman, PhD, discovered why seemingly identical cells might react differently to the chemical signals inside our bodies and the drugs we use to battle diseases.

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Wang recieves grant from Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research

Wang recieves grant from Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research

Greg Wang, PhD, assistant professor of biochemistry and biophysics, received a grant to study "Novel Approaches to Target PRC2 Enzymatic Complexes for the Treatment of Hematopoietic Malignancies."

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Doctors not adequately informing patients of cancer screening pros and cons, study finds

Doctors not adequately informing patients of cancer screening pros and cons, study finds

Though cancer screening has come a long way, physicians still do not thoroughly discuss with patients the advantages and disadvantages of these procedures before decisions are made to undergo the screenings, according to a new study co-authored by a UNC physician.

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UNC researchers pinpoint new role for enzyme in DNA repair, kidney cancer

UNC researchers pinpoint new role for enzyme in DNA repair, kidney cancer

The discovery, from the lab of Brian Strahl, PhD, offers insights for the creation of better, more targeted therapies for various forms of cancer.

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Toxins in the Environment Might Make You Older Than Your Years

Toxins in the Environment Might Make You Older Than Your Years

Why are some 75-year-olds downright spry while others can barely get around? New research provides part of the explanation.

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Researchers sneak drugs into cancer cells before triggering release

Researchers sneak drugs into cancer cells before triggering release

By waiting to trigger the drug's potency, the method may provide a better route toward treating malignant tumors.

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UNC Lineberger teams with Duke, WUSTL to speed drug development

UNC Lineberger teams with Duke, WUSTL to speed drug development

The new collaborative effort capitalizes on the scientific and clinical strengths of the comprehensive cancer centers at each of the three institutions, working within the National Cancer Institute’s Experimental Therapeutics Clinical Trials Network (ETCTN).

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A Path Divergent

A Path Divergent

Five Questions for Robert Sandler, a world-renowned gastroenterologist who has challenged a major theory about the cause of diverticulosis.

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UNC researchers discover “master regulator” role for little-known protein in cancer cells

UNC researchers discover “master regulator” role for little-known protein in cancer cells

Previously thought to only play a role in male fertility, the protein DAZAP1 has now been shown to be a major player in how genes are expressed; in cell culture experiments it stifled the progression of several types of cancer cells.

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Pope Foundation gives $1.3 million to UNC Lineberger to fight cancer

The John William Pope Foundation has made a $1.3 million gift to UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to fund cancer research and treatment.

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Solving Cancer’s Secrets

Solving Cancer’s Secrets

Five questions for Chuck Perou, PhD, a UNC geneticist on the hunt for better treatments for the most deadly form of breast cancer

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A Grand Opening

A Grand Opening

With the dedication of Marsico Hall, UNC ushered in a new era of medical research, collaboration, and promise for the people of North Carolina and beyond.

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UNC researchers show cancer chemotherapy accelerates ‘molecular aging’

UNC researchers show cancer chemotherapy accelerates ‘molecular aging’

Using a test developed at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to determine molecular aging, UNC oncologists have directly measured the impact of anti-cancer chemotherapy drugs on biological aging.

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UNC scientists reveal how cells destroy RNA, a key to understanding disease

The finding, from the lab of William Marzluff, PhD, provides insight into how genetic diseases, such as various cancers, develop in the body.

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Genetic, non-invasive test could improve colon cancer screening

Genetic, non-invasive test could improve colon cancer screening

The large-scale, cross-sectional study was published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. David Ransohoff of UNC is one of the study's co-authors.

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UNC researchers create new tool to unravel mysteries of metastasis

The lab of Klaus Hahn, PhD, developed a new technique to help scientists map the interactions between the proteins at the heart of many diseases.

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Inside Our Cellular Invaders

Inside Our Cellular Invaders

When we fight an infection -- any invader -- our bodies conjure inflammatory responses, immune responses. But inside some individual cells, a similar reaction happens. Beth Knight, PhD, found out what transpires inside such cells involved in a kind of brain cancer called medulloblastoma and what role a particularly important protein plays in cancer development. This is the second profile in a continuing series of features on UNC School of Medicine graduate students.

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UNC study reveals potential route to bladder cancer diagnostics, treatments

UNC study reveals potential route to bladder cancer diagnostics, treatments

Researchers at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center found that bladder cancer subtypes are genetically similar to breast cancer subtypes.

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Improved ultrasound imaging provides alternate way to visualize tumors

Improved ultrasound imaging provides alternate way to visualize tumors

The new technique, developed by UNC researchers, would be cheaper and could allow doctors to visualize tumors without the use of radiation.

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