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

Harrison Receives Career Development Grant from Lung Cancer Initiative

Harrison Receives Career Development Grant from Lung Cancer Initiative

Emily Harrison, PhD, a postdoc at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, was awarded $150,000 for research focused on inhibiting the mechanisms of lung cancer metastasis.

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Goldstein to use $2.7M NCI grant to develop, test warnings for little cigars, cigarillos

Goldstein to use $2.7M NCI grant to develop, test warnings for little cigars, cigarillos

The National Cancer Institute has awarded University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH, a five-year, $2.7 million grant to develop more effective health warnings for little cigars and cigarillos.

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Holbrook calls for support to give kids like his son a ‘fighting chance’

Holbrook calls for support to give kids like his son a ‘fighting chance’

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Men’s Basketball Coach Roy Williams wants to hear more success stories, and he doesn’t mean just about basketball wins. He’s raising money for UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center so he can hear about more cancer treatment successes.

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Findings help explain how breast cancer can spread in the body

Findings help explain how breast cancer can spread in the body

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers led by Chad Pecot, MD, published new findings that help explain one path that breast cancers can take as they leave tumors and spread throughout the body.

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Gillings, SOM Researchers Awarded $51 Million NIH Grant to Combat Opioid Misuse

Gillings, SOM Researchers Awarded $51 Million NIH Grant to Combat Opioid Misuse

UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health researcher Lisa LaVange, PhD, is the PI of an NIH HEAL Initiative project to help people with chronic back pain and to curb opioid misuse. It includes Tim Carey, MD, MPH; Tim Platts-Mills, MD, MSc; and Sam McLean, MD, from the UNC School of Medicine.

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Wesley Legant, Hyejung Won Earn NIH Director’s New Innovator Awards

Wesley Legant, Hyejung Won Earn NIH Director’s New Innovator Awards

The National Institutes of Health announced 93 awards to fund highly innovative, high-impact biomedical research as part of its High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program.

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Former trainees share career insights at UNC Lineberger’s 44th Annual Postdoc-Faculty Research Day

Former trainees share career insights at UNC Lineberger’s 44th Annual Postdoc-Faculty Research Day

Two scientists who trained in laboratories at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill returned to campus for UNC Lineberger’s 44th Annual Postdoc-Faculty Research Day to share lessons from their careers.

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Scientists implicate genes behind faulty DNA repair in breast cancer

Scientists implicate genes behind faulty DNA repair in breast cancer

While mutations in BRCA genes are well known to increase breast cancer risk, researchers from the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have uncovered a different series of genes they believe might be contributing to breast cancer through a lesser-known mechanism.

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Researchers Publish Comprehensive Review on Respiratory Effects of Vaping

Researchers Publish Comprehensive Review on Respiratory Effects of Vaping

UNC School of Medicine researcher Rob Tarran, PhD, led a review of all published scientific literature on the effects of e-cigarette use on the respiratory system. The team of four authors strongly recommend tighter regulation of e-cigarette products.

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Magness, Jalazo Rally for Research on Capitol Hill

Magness, Jalazo Rally for Research on Capitol Hill

Scott Magness, PhD, and Liz Jalazo, MD, were part of a large contingent of researchers from across the country who met with Congressional leaders to stress the importance of biomedical research and continued funding.

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Susan G. Komen Announces $26-million Investment in Research Focused on Metastatic Breast Cancer, New Treatments

Susan G. Komen Announces $26-million Investment in Research Focused on Metastatic Breast Cancer, New Treatments

UNC Lineberger and UNC School of Medicine researchers Lisa Carey, MD, Charles Perou, PhD, and Hector Franco, PhD, received $1,450,000 in research funding. They were the only North Carolina-based researchers awarded Komen grants.

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Researchers report favorable survival, fewer side effects after reduced therapy for HPV-linked head and neck cancer

Researchers report favorable survival, fewer side effects after reduced therapy for HPV-linked head and neck cancer

UNC Lineberger’s Bhishamjit Chera, MD, associate professor of radiation oncology, found that reducing the intensity of radiation treatment for patients with human papillomavirus-associated head and neck cancer produced a promising survival rate with fewer side effects.

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Brewer, Lazard lead publication in Tobacco Control

Brewer, Lazard lead publication in Tobacco Control

UNC Lineberger’s Noel Brewer, PhD, and Allison Lazard, PhD, led a study titled, “Communicating about chemicals in cigarette smoke: impact on knowledge and misunderstanding.”

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Wang, Qian honored with 2019 Hettleman Prizes

Wang, Qian honored with 2019 Hettleman Prizes

The annual Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement have been awarded to four associate professors who exemplify groundbreaking and innovative research along with future career promise.

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Lorelei rings the bell

Lorelei rings the bell

Seven-year-old Lorelei Partin completed her treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia and is ready to be a regular kid again.

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Researchers develop method for identifying aggressive breast cancer drivers

Researchers develop method for identifying aggressive breast cancer drivers

In an effort to improve the accuracy of predictions about prognosis for patients with breast cancer and the efficacy of personalized therapy, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have developed a method to precisely identify individual patients who have aggressive breast cancer.

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Charles M. Perou, PhD: From studying one gene, to studying thousands in breast cancer

Charles M. Perou, PhD: From studying one gene, to studying thousands in breast cancer

Before he set out to understand how tens of thousands of genes are behaving in breast cancer, Charles M. Perou, PhD, was hunting just one gene.

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Four pairs of UNC biomedical graduate students, mentors earn HHMI Gilliam Fellowships

Four pairs of UNC biomedical graduate students, mentors earn HHMI Gilliam Fellowships

This prestigious honor from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute supports exceptional graduate students committed to increasing diversity among scientific leaders across the country. Read about their past experiences and research in their own words.

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Researchers unveil experimental compound to block therapeutic target in blood cancer

Researchers unveil experimental compound to block therapeutic target in blood cancer

Researchers at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered a hyperactive cell signal that contributes to tumor growth in an aggressive blood cancer.

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