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

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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Lisa Carey and Ned Sharpless named associate directors for UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

Lisa Carey, MD, has been named associate director for clinical science, and Ned Sharpless, MD, has been named associate director for translational research for the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Developmental Cancer Research Awards 2010 Competition Re-Opened

UNC Lineberger announces the availability of one-year small grant funding from two developmental research award programs: Clinical/Translational Cancer Research and Population Sciences Cancer Research.

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DeSimone accepts adjunct appointment at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

DeSimone accepts adjunct appointment at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Joseph DeSimone, PhD, a member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been appointed as an adjunct member at New York’s Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Cancer Nanocenter. The appointment is part of a strategic alliance aimed at building Sloan-Kettering’s capabilities in nanomedicine and broadening the geographic base of DeSimone’s pioneering work based in North Carolina.

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A Healing Environment: Art at the N.C. Cancer Hospital

A Healing Environment: Art at the N.C. Cancer Hospital

One of the goals of the team that designed the N.C. Cancer Hospital was to create a healing environment — and a major aspect of that goal is the art that was purchased and commissioned to complement the open, airy architecture of the new facility.

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From the UNC Health Care blog: Good News About the Cost of Treating Cancer

UNC Lineberger member Paul Brown, PhD, discusses the results of a recent study that finds that the cost of treating cancer has become less expensive over the past 20 years.

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News updates from Lineberger

Updates this week include Focusing on the Big Picture; Zooming in on the Subject: A Profile on Dr. Paul Godley; 7th Annual Beach Ball Raises $110,000; and Pediatric Oncology Staff and Faculty to Host St. Baldrick's Party.

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News updates from Lineberger

Updates this week include Focusing on the Big Picture; Zooming in on the Subject: A Profile on Dr. Paul Godley; 7th Annual Beach Ball Raises $110,000; and Pediatric Oncology Staff and Faculty to Host St. Baldrick's Party.

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Screening mammograms in younger women have low accuracy and detect few cancers

A study led by a researcher from the UNC School of Medicine has found that screening mammograms in women under age 40 result in high rates of callbacks and additional imaging tests but low rates of cancer detection.

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Screening mammograms in younger women have low accuracy and detect few cancers

A study led by a researcher from the UNC School of Medicine has found that screening mammograms in women under age 40 result in high rates of callbacks and additional imaging tests but low rates of cancer detection.

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Deadline to register for Komen Race approaching

The deadline to join UNC Health Care's team for the Komen Race for the Cure is Friday, May 14.

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