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

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 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 Comprehensive researchers have 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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UNC-led team awarded $5.1 million for cervical cancer prevention effort in Malawi

UNC-led team awarded $5.1 million for cervical cancer prevention effort in Malawi

Jennifer Tang, MD, and Lameck Chinula, MMED, both in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the UNC School of Medicine, are co-principal investigators for this USAID grant to more effectively combat cervical cancer, the leading cause of death among women in Malawi.

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UNC Researchers Dramatically Reduce Racial Disparities in Early-Stage Lung Cancer Treatment

UNC Researchers Dramatically Reduce Racial Disparities in Early-Stage Lung Cancer Treatment

UNC School of Medicine’s Samuel Cykert, MD, in the department of medicine, led a five-year, multi-institutional trial aimed at reducing the disparity in treatment and outcomes for black lung cancer patients versus white lung cancer patients.

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TBJ Selects Seven Health Care Heroes from UNC Medical Center, School of Medicine

TBJ Selects Seven Health Care Heroes from UNC Medical Center, School of Medicine

Triangle Business Journal selected seven medical and research leaders as Health Care Heroes, including former Dean and UNC Health Care CEO William Roper, current Dean and CEO Wesley Burks, and the student-led organization White Coats Black Doctors.

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Der to Receive Mentor Award from UNC-Chapel Hill

Der to Receive Mentor Award from UNC-Chapel Hill

Channing Der, PhD, will be honored along with 23 other UNC faculty and teaching assistants at a banquet to celebrate the 2019 University Teaching Award winners.

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Sancar’s Replica Nobel Medal Now on Display at Wilson Library

Sancar’s Replica Nobel Medal Now on Display at Wilson Library

Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, donated one of three gold-plated medals as permanent gift to the university and it is now on display in the numismatics exhibit.

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Researchers publish milestone review on the role of cell signaling proteins in cancer

Researchers publish milestone review on the role of cell signaling proteins in cancer

A review in Trends in Cancer led by UNC Lineberger's Antonio Amelio, PhD, explores the role of a group of cellular signaling integrators called cAMP-regulated transcriptional co-activators, or CRTCs, in cancer.

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Stand Up To Cancer names UNC Lineberger researchers to ‘Dream Team’

Stand Up To Cancer names UNC Lineberger researchers to ‘Dream Team’

The multi-institutional team, which is co-led by UNC Lineberger's Gianpietro Dotti, MD, and includes six UNC Lineberger researchers, will focus on developing chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapies to recognize and attack T-cell lymphoma, a group of rare cancers of the blood and immune system.

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 Patient, doctor connect through rare cancer diagnosis

Patient, doctor connect through rare cancer diagnosis

In March of 2011, when she was 14 years old, Lily Newton was diagnosed with a rare cancer of the bone and soft tissue called Ewing sarcoma. Cancer changed Newton’s life in more ways than she could have imagined.

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Senior Faculty Honored with Basic Science Mentoring Awards

Senior Faculty Honored with Basic Science Mentoring Awards

The Office of Graduate Education and Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development recognized 10 faculty members with Excellence in Basic Science Mentoring Awards this week.

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‘The singing patient’ hopes his music will inspire others

‘The singing patient’ hopes his music will inspire others

Decorated military veteran MG Autry says service to others is central to his life. Even when he is facing his own health challenges, he would have it no other way.

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School of Medicine Researchers Make International Highly Cited Research List

School of Medicine Researchers Make International Highly Cited Research List

Fourteen UNC School of Medicine faculty members were listed by Clarivate Analytics in the company’s 2018 Highly Cited Research list.

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Scientists Gain Crucial Insights into Traffic Cop Function of Gene Expression Protein

Scientists Gain Crucial Insights into Traffic Cop Function of Gene Expression Protein

UNC scientists led by Brian Strahl, PhD, and Raghuvar Dronamraju, PhD, uncovered a key regulatory step in gene expression that may be a significant factor in cancers and other major diseases.

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Eron, Kuhlman named Smithies Investigators

Eron, Kuhlman named Smithies Investigators

The UNC School of Medicine selected professors from the departments of medicine and biochemistry & biophysics for the annual award in honor of the late Oliver Smithies, UNC’s first Nobel Prize winner.

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Study finds higher risk of breast cancer for women after childbirth

Study finds higher risk of breast cancer for women after childbirth

UNC Lineberger's Hazel Nichols, PhD, and collaborators from the Premenopausal Breast Cancer Collaborative Group identified elevated breast cancer risk after childbirth in women younger than 55.

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