Cancer

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

Cancer pharmacology expert joins UNC personalized-medicine institute

Cancer pharmacology expert joins UNC personalized-medicine institute

Federico Innocenti, MD, PhD, has been appointed associate professor of pharmacy in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. He will serve as associate director of the UNC Institute for Pharmacogenomics and Individualized Therapy and a member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Sole Sisters 11th Exercise Program for Women Recruiting 2011 Participants

Sole Sisters 11th Exercise Program for Women Recruiting 2011 Participants

Interested in starting a regular exercise program and supporting a good cause? Nearly 1,000 women have improved their overall fitness during the 10-year Sole Sisters program and provided close to $50,000 for Susan G. Komen N.C. Triangle affiliate programs.

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Promise of genomics research needs a realistic view

Promise of genomics research needs a realistic view

A new commentary by four internationally prominent genetic medicine and bioethics experts cautions against the dangers of inflated expectations for genomics research and offers ways to avoid it while still realizing “the true – and considerable – promise of the genomic revolution.”

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Family House Diaries: Brotherly Love in the Form of a Stem Cell Donation

Family House Diaries: Brotherly Love in the Form of a Stem Cell Donation

60-year-old Maxine Pender of Edgecombe County receives healthy stem cells from her older brother for a bone marrow transplant, the tried and true treatment for her type of leukemia.

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Weili Lin, PhD appointed Director, UNC Biomedical Research Imaging Center

Weili Lin, PhD appointed Director, UNC Biomedical Research Imaging Center

This center and its facility enables advanced research in cancer, neuroscience, medical imaging, computer science, drug discovery, nanotechnology, and imaging instrumentation.

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Carey Anders, Katherine Hoadley are first recipients of new brain tumor research award

Carey Anders, Katherine Hoadley are first recipients of new brain tumor research award

Dr. Anders was chosen for her work on the identification of the prognosis and treatment of breast cancer brain metastases. Dr. Hoadley is being recognized for her contributions to a UNC-led analysis of glioblastomas (fast-growing malignant brain tumors).

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day: UNC researchers identify a gene critical for heart function

Just in time for Valentine’s Day: UNC researchers identify a gene critical for heart function

It's a gene called DOT1L, and if you don’t have enough of the DOT1L enzyme, you could be at risk for some types of heart disease. These findings by UNC researchers appear in the journal Genes and Development.

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Health E NC Projects to Improve Cancer Prevention, Outcomes

The projects focus on areas of the state where cancers, and in particular breast, lung and colorectal cancers, are common and place a burden on the health of North Carolinians.

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Family House Diaries - How Serious Illness Binds Strangers in Life-enriching Ways

Family House Diaries - How Serious Illness Binds Strangers in Life-enriching Ways

Serious illness most often brings devastating hardship, but it also has the potential to bring blessings with positive impact. Two couples from eastern North Carolina are living proof of how serious illness binds strangers in life-enriching ways.

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Viral protein mimic keeps immune system quiet

Viral protein mimic keeps immune system quiet

A team of researchers led by Blossom Damania, PhD, has shown for the first time that the Kaposi sarcoma virus has a decoy protein that impedes a key molecule involved in the human immune response.

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Biomarker test shows promise for melanoma diagnosis

A new study shows that a test of biomarkers for DNA methylation is technically feasible and could aid in earlier, more precise diagnosis of melanoma.

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Free February 23 Melanoma Patient Day Symposium Features Updates and Support

The program will feature talks by physician/scientists and a patient’s parents on topics ranging from indoor tanning to clinical trials and from genetic testing to psychosocial support for melanoma patients.

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Chaperone enzyme provides new target for cancer treatments

The enzyme, known as Rad18, detects a protein called DNA polymerase eta (Pol eta) and accompanies it to the sites of sunlight-induced DNA damage, enabling accurate repair. When Pol eta is not present, alternative error-prone polymerases take its place – a process that leads to DNA mutations often found in cancer cells.

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Roundworm unlocks pancreatic cancer pathway

Roundworm unlocks pancreatic cancer pathway

A team of researchers led by Channing Der, PhD, has made a discovery about how the Ras oncogene chooses a signaling pathway and how the consequences of that choice play out in cellular development.

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2011 Wachovia Tar Heel 10-miler to benefit UNC Lineberger, UNC Cancer Care

2011 Wachovia Tar Heel 10-miler to benefit UNC Lineberger, UNC Cancer Care

Calling all runners! Sign up for the 2011 Wachovia Tar Heel 10-miler that will be held this year on April 9. The event is expected to sell out – come out and run the 10-miler, the Fleet Feet 4-miler, volunteer for the race, or cheer on the participants as they run through some of the most scenic routes in Chapel Hill.

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Molecular battle in cancer cells offers clues for treatment

Molecular battle in cancer cells offers clues for treatment

Researchers investigating a genetic mutation in brain cancer and leukemia patients have discovered how one cancer metabolite battles another normal metabolite to contribute cancer development.

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2011 Wachovia Tar Heel 10-miler to benefit UNC Lineberger, UNC Cancer Care

2011 Wachovia Tar Heel 10-miler to benefit UNC Lineberger, UNC Cancer Care

Calling all runners! Sign up for the 2011 Wachovia Tar Heel 10-miler that will be held this year on April 9. The event is expected to sell out – come out and run 10-miler, the Fleet Feet 4-miler, volunteer for the race or cheer on the participants as they run through some of the most scenic routes in Chapel Hill.

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Sullivan among six faculty elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Sullivan among six faculty elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Patrick F. Sullivan, MD, Ray M. Hayworth and Family Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and professor of genetics in the UNC School of Medicine, is among six UNC faculty members who have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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UNC study provides further insight into racial disparities in breast cancer

The results show that basal-like breast cancer is equally aggressive in African American and white women, and that African American women had worse outcomes no matter what kind of breast cancer they developed.

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UNC scientists pinpoint link between light signal and circadian rhythms

UNC scientists pinpoint link between light signal and circadian rhythms

A new paper by Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD and his colleagues takes an important step in understanding the underlying molecular signals that influence a broad array of biological processes ranging from the sleep-wake cycle to cancer growth and development.

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