Cancer

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

National Cancer Institute awards two cancer drug discovery contracts to UNC

National Cancer Institute awards two cancer drug discovery contracts to UNC

These contracts, called Task Orders, were awarded in support of the NCI’s Chemical Biology Consortium (CBC) program, and provide funding to one-year and 18-month milestones respectively.

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Goldberg joins YOUR HEALTH radio

This weekend, Dr. Richard Goldberg, Physician-in-Chief at the NC Cancer Hospital, will join YOUR HEALTH Radio to talk about cancer care and research. This is the conclusion of our cancer series with experts from the NC Cancer Hospital and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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UNC Breast Imaging Designated Center of Excellence

The American College of Radiology has designated UNC’s Breast Imaging Center a Center of Excellence.

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Van Le joins YOUR HEALTH radio

This weekend, Dr. Linda Van Le, acting division director for the UNC Division of Gynecologic Oncology, will join YOUR HEALTH Radio to talk about the women and cancer.

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New Oncology Consult Service

The Division of Hematology and Oncology began a new service on July 1, 2010 because, as we hoped, the new N.C. Cancer Hospital facilities and our growing reputation for excellence in cancer care is attracting more patients.

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Kickoff Event: 2011 Elaine O'Neil calendar

On Sept. 13 UNC Lineberger will unveil the 2011 Elaine O'Neil calendar, North Carolina Textures: Scenes from the Mountains to the Coast.

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Free prostate cancer screenings Sept. 21 - 22

UNC Hospitals will offer free prostate cancer screenings from 1 - 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 22 and Thursday, Sept. 23.

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September is gynecologic cancer month

Take a look at the following events the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology has lined up for September to raise gynecologic cancer awareness.

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Consumers need protection from unrealistic claims of home genetic tests, new report states

Consumers need protection from unrealistic claims of home genetic tests, new report states

In a perspective in the New England Journal of Medicine, UNC medical geneticist James P. Evans, MD, PhD and co-authors write that medical professionals “must ensure that rapidly evolving and multiplying genomic technologies are responsibly harnessed and that their promise is not oversold to the public.”

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Family House Diaries: Dana DiPerna Pillsbury

Family House Diaries: Dana DiPerna Pillsbury

A breast cancer recurrence yields a serendipitous journey for a high school English teacher from Davidson, N.C., and leaves her with far more than the disease has taken away.

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UNC physician authors editorial on cost-effectiveness study for colon cancer screening

UNC physician authors editorial on cost-effectiveness study for colon cancer screening

Russell Harris, MD, MPH, professor of medicine at UNC and a member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, wrote the editorial in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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Blog: Cancer and nutrition Q&A

Blog: Cancer and nutrition Q&A

Our oncology nutritionist, Aimee Shea, discusses some of the common questions patients have about cancer and nutrition.

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Four specialties at UNC Hospitals ranked among nation’s best

UNC Hospitals has been ranked in four specialties in U.S. News & World Report's 2010-11 Best Hospitals. This is the 18th year in a row that UNC Hospitals has been ranked in multiple specialties.

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UNC Lineberger scientists identify molecular predictor of prognosis for pancreatic cancer patients

Their study is the first to demonstrate that molecular differences in metastatic pancreatic cancer can be identified at earlier stages and that these differences are predictive of future disease behavior.

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Expert: Sunscreen just the first step to skin protection

Expert: Sunscreen just the first step to skin protection

Applying sunscreen is a summer ritual for Americans hoping to protect their skin from burns, wrinkles and cancers. But researchers have raised questions about the safety of some sunscreens.

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UNC team finds new target for treatment of advanced prostate cancer

UNC team finds new target for treatment of advanced prostate cancer

A recent study by UNC researchers, published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, provides evidence for a theory demonstrating that expression of one of a group of genes found only in humans and non-human primates can promote androgen receptor activity in concert with other proteins called coregulators.

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Family House Diaries: All things work together for good

Family House Diaries: All things work together for good

After losing their jobs and life savings, husband and wife Scott and Dottie Boeving of Wingate, N.C. are now fighting for their health. Dottie suffers from a soft-bone disease which makes mobility difficult, and Scott was diagnosed in 2009 with Stage IV non-Hodgkin's mantle cell lymphoma. Despite everything being taken away from them, Scott and Dottie are a model of faith, joy, and hope.

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Gut bacteria could be key indicator of colon cancer risk

Gut bacteria could be key indicator of colon cancer risk

A new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine suggests that a shift in the balance between the “good” bacteria and the “bad” bacteria that populate our gut could be a harbinger of colon cancer.

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Gut bacteria could be key indicator of colon cancer risk

Gut bacteria could be key indicator of colon cancer risk

A new study by researchers in the UNC School of Medicine suggests that a shift in the balance between the “good” bacteria and the “bad” bacteria that populate our gut could be a harbinger of colon cancer.

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