Cancer

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

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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Researchers clock DNA's recovery time after chemotherapy

Researchers clock DNA's recovery time after chemotherapy

The lab of Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, published a paper in the Journal of Biological Chemistry that could inform the creation of 'chronochemotherapies' -- strategies using chemo to treat cancer patients at particular times of day to maximize therapeutic benefit and minimize side effects.

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Scientists discover new method for developing tracers used for medical imaging

Scientists discover new method for developing tracers used for medical imaging

UNC Lineberger researchers led by Zibo Li, PhD, said their findings could make it possible to attach radioactive tags to compounds that previously have been difficult or even impossible to label.

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Researchers identify traits linked to better outcomes in HPV-linked head and neck cancer

Researchers identify traits linked to better outcomes in HPV-linked head and neck cancer

Led by Gaorav Gupta, MD, PhD, and Bhishamjit Chera, MD, UNC School of Medicine and UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers believe their findings could help identify patients with characteristics linked to improved treatment response.

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UNC SOM Researchers Named Creativity Hubs Award Leaders, Team Members

UNC SOM Researchers Named Creativity Hubs Award Leaders, Team Members

The UNC-Chapel Hill Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research announced the 2019 Creativity Hubs Awards to accelerate solutions to societal challenges. These are two-year grants for up to $500,000.

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UNC School of Medicine selects Chung, Liu as Jefferson Pilot Award Recipients

UNC School of Medicine selects Chung, Liu as Jefferson Pilot Award Recipients

Arlene Chung, MD, and Jiandong Liu, PhD, will use their four-year, $20,000 awards to further their research and scholarly work at the UNC School of Medicine.

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Actor-led reading of ‘The Message,” a Play by Keith Burridge

Actor-led reading of ‘The Message,” a Play by Keith Burridge

To honor the retirement of Keith Burridge, PhD, playwright and professor of cell biology and physiology, the department will host a reading of his new play.

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Scientists uncover mechanism of action for promising cancer compound

Scientists uncover mechanism of action for promising cancer compound

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers led by Lee Graves, PhD, have uncovered the mechanism that explains how an investigational cancer therapeutic might be working.

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Men with early-stage prostate cancer who choose active surveillance often don’t follow monitoring guidelines

Men with early-stage prostate cancer who choose active surveillance often don’t follow monitoring guidelines

The findings by UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers were drawn from an analysis of 346 men newly diagnosed between 2011 and 2013 with low or intermediate-risk prostate cancer in North Carolina. Ronald Chen, MD, MPH, led this study.

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Carey recognized as fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology

Carey recognized as fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology

Lisa A. Carey, MD, FASCO, was named a fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology during its annual meeting in Chicago, May 31-June 4.

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UNC School of Medicine’s Wesley Legant named Beckman Young Investigator

UNC School of Medicine’s Wesley Legant named Beckman Young Investigator

Wesley Legant, PhD, assistant professor in the departments of Pharmacology and Biomedical Engineering, earned this prestigious early career award for his work developing new fluorescence microscopes for rapid three-dimensional imaging.

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Four Cyclists to Bike Across America for UNC AYA Cancer Support

Four Cyclists to Bike Across America for UNC AYA Cancer Support

Starting May 23, three college students and a recent graduate will ride their bikes from Washington State to Maine to raise money for the UNC Lineberger Adolecent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Support Program.

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UNC Lineberger’s research symposium draws more than 500 attendees

UNC Lineberger’s research symposium draws more than 500 attendees

The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s 43rd Annual Scientific Symposium at the William & Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill featured talks on cancer signaling from scientists from around the nation.

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Cancer patients, doctors find healing, health in exercise

Cancer patients, doctors find healing, health in exercise

UNC Lineberger researchers are working to expand Get Real and Heel, a free exercise program for cancer survivors at the N.C. Cancer Hospital.

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Scientists Solve 3D Structure of Melatonin Receptors, Path to Better Medications in Sight

Scientists Solve 3D Structure of Melatonin Receptors, Path to Better Medications in Sight

Bryan L. Roth, MD, PhD, and colleagues analyzed two melatonin receptors bound to compounds to show their precise differences and open the door to more targeted treatments for sleep disorders, diabetes, cancers, and other conditions. The research was published in Nature.

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