Cancer

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

Lisa Carey, MD, appointed Preyer Distinguished Professor in Breast Cancer Research

Lisa Carey, MD, appointed Preyer Distinguished Professor in Breast Cancer Research

The professorship, established by a $1 million gift from Marilyn Jacobs Preyer (class of ’82) and L. Richardson Preyer, Jr. of Hillsborough, N.C., will be matched with $500,000 from the state of North Carolina.

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UNC, N.C. Community Colleges Partner to Prevent Cancer

UNC, N.C. Community Colleges Partner to Prevent Cancer

Project will assess needs and work to accelerate adoption of evidence-based cancer prevention interventions.

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Male circumcision lowers prevalence of penile precancerous lesions among African men

A UNC-led international study shows that among Kenyan men, circumcision is associated with a lower prevalence of human papillomavirus-associated precancerous lesions of the penis.

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Jacobson receives award for his contributions to the field of fluorescence

Jacobson receives award for his contributions to the field of fluorescence

Ken Jacobson, PhD, Kenan Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology in the UNC School of Medicine, received the Gregorio Weber Award for Excellence in Fluorescence Theory and Applications at the annual meeting of the Biophysical Society in Baltimore, Md.

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UNC researchers identify seventh and eighth bases of DNA

UNC researchers identify seventh and eighth bases of DNA

For decades, scientists have known that DNA consists of four basic units -- adenine, guanine, thymine and cytosine. In recent history, scientists have expanded that list from four to six. Now researchers from the UNC School of Medicine have discovered the seventh and eighth bases of DNA.

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Ann Hartline: Cancer isn't all she is

Ann Hartline: Cancer isn't all she is

Justin Cook, the videographer behind this month's Family House Diaries story, shares his thoughts about the patient featured in his video.

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UNC Health Care wins Excellence in Workplace Tobacco Control Award

UNC Health Care wins Excellence in Workplace Tobacco Control Award

Four years after implementing a tobacco free policy on its campus and facilities, UNC Health Care is proud to announce that it is one of nine winners of the 2011 American Cancer Society Excellence in Workplace Tobacco Control Award.

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Family House Diaries: Cancer Diagnosis Inspires the Artist Within

Family House Diaries: Cancer Diagnosis Inspires the Artist Within

Ann Hartline, a former cardiac nurse from Asheville, N.C., credits her breast cancer diagnosis with inspiring her to take up painting farm animals and landscapes, playing the ukulele and learning to fly fish.

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UNC Lineberger associate director chairs national bone marrow group advisory committee

UNC Lineberger associate director chairs national bone marrow group advisory committee

Thomas Shea, M.D., will serve a two-year term as chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR).

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Channing Der and Yue Xiong receive 2011 Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award

Channing Der and Yue Xiong receive 2011 Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award

The Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award, established in 2007 by the Battle Foundation of Rocky Mount, recognizes exceptional cancer research at the UNC School of Medicine and comes with a $25,000 prize for each awardee.

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Second round of Health-e-NC pilot projects funded statewide

Five new projects have been funded under the second round of Health-e- NC (Health for Everyone in North Carolina) grants program. The program provides pilot funding in support of the University Cancer Research Fund’s strategic goal of optimizing cancer outcomes in North Carolina.

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Family House Diaries - Jean Rogers:  A Smile of Gratitude

Family House Diaries - Jean Rogers: A Smile of Gratitude

A smile, even a crooked one, speaks volumes about a Robeson County native’s gratitude for her family, her medical team and the fellow patients she met along the way.

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UNC scientists describe new protein’s role in immune response to pathogens

UNC scientists describe new protein’s role in immune response to pathogens

A new finding by UNC scientists provides a window into how the immune system initially reacts to a virus invader, as well as how a subgroup of proteins plays a role in returning the immune system to a normal surveillance function.

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Genetic finding offers hope for orphan disease

New research conducted at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, offers hope for people with a rare disorder called Chuvash polycythemia.

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UNC Lineberger awards inaugural clinical oncology fellow awards

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center honored three clinical oncology fellows with $5,000 awards for their research accomplishments and clinical excellence. These first-ever awards were given to Daniel Higginson, MD, Autumn McRee, MD, and Emma Rossi, MD.

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Acute Hepatitis A evades immune system more effectively than chronic cousin

Acute Hepatitis A evades immune system more effectively than chronic cousin

In comparing data from experiments with Hepatitis A and Hepatitis C, the research team found that Hepatitis A virus, which causes only acute, self-limited disease, is more efficient at inhibiting the host’s interferon response, and that the virus can actually linger in the body for almost a year.

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A Brand New Day - Patient stories from Rex

A Brand New Day - Patient stories from Rex

Rex Healthcare is excited to announce the premier of new commercials - A Brand New Day! The commercials 'star' Rex patients who share their inspiring stories.

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Of Mice and Men: UNC-led team solves mouse genome dilemma

Thanks to an in-depth analysis by a team led by Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena, PhD, in the UNC Department of Genetics and Gary Churchill, PhD, at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, researchers will be able to use an online resource dubbed the Mouse Phylogeny Viewer to select from among 162 strains of laboratory mice for which the entire genome has been characterized.

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UNC and Rex team up to fight cancer

UNC and Rex team up to fight cancer

The May 21 edition of "Rex on Call" discussed how UNC Health Care and Rex Healthcare work in partnership to care for cancer patients. UNC and Rex oncologists, plus a cancer survivor, answered questions about this valuable relationship and the benefits to Wake County patients.

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real doctors, real people - Stuart Gold

real doctors, real people - Stuart Gold

Dr. Stuart Gold's patients describe him as both compassionate and weird. You'll have to watch the video to see what they mean by "weird." But in terms of compassion, Gold gives a lot of his time and energy outside of the clinic to promoting awareness of childhood cancer and raising much needed research funds.

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