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

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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International team including UNC scientist probes DNA function

International team including UNC scientist probes DNA function

This is the first-ever integrated analysis of the molecular processes that control genome function in an animal, which has the potential to speed understanding of the molecular processes in human cells.

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Tools used to decipher 'histone code' may be faulty

Tools used to decipher 'histone code' may be faulty

Recent research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has found a number of issues with histone antibodies, the main tools used to decipher this code, suggesting they may need more rigorous testing.

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UNC-led team tests commonly-used antibodies

UNC-led team tests commonly-used antibodies

In a paper published in Nature Structural and Molecular Biology, UNC's Jason Lieb and colleagues from across the country describe how they tested more than 200 antibodies against 57 histone modifications (or flavors) in three different organisms, using three different tests commonly used in this kind of genetic analysis.

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Raj Pruthi named chief of urologic surgery in UNC School of Medicine

Raj Pruthi named chief of urologic surgery in UNC School of Medicine

In addition to his new role as division chief, Pruthi is an associate professor of surgery and director of urologic oncology. He also serves as disease group leader for the Genitourinary Oncology program at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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UNC team discovers mechanistic link between genetic variation and risk of atherosclerotic disease

UNC team discovers mechanistic link between genetic variation and risk of atherosclerotic disease

Previous genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have shown that common genetic variants located near these genes are associated with diseases of aging such as cancer, heart attack, stroke, type 2 diabetes and frailty. Yet how these variants contribute to the risk of these ailments was not known.

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HSL Hosts Book Drive for Pediatric Cancer Patients

HSL Hosts Book Drive for Pediatric Cancer Patients

The Health Sciences Library, along with several other UNC departments and organizations, is once again sponsoring a book drive on behalf of the Book Fairy, an organization that donates children's books to the Pediatric Oncology Clinic at UNC Hospitals. Please donate by Dec. 8!

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HSL Hosts Book Drive for Pediatric Cancer Patients

HSL Hosts Book Drive for Pediatric Cancer Patients

From Nov. 8 through Dec. 9, 2010, the Health Sciences Library, along with several other UNC departments and organizations, is once again sponsoring a book drive on behalf of the Book Fairy, an organization that donates children's books to the Pediatric Oncology Clinic at UNC Hospitals.

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2010 Oncology Nursing and Service Awards Presented

2010 Oncology Nursing and Service Awards Presented

Ann Fletcher, Sam Sharf and Liz Sherwood each received a 2010 Oncology Nursing Excellence Award. Dan Roscicki was recognized with a Clinical Services Excellence Award.

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UNC scientists identify cellular communicators for cancer virus

A new discovery by UNC scientists describes how cells infected by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) produce small vesicles or sacs called exosomes, changing their cellular “cargo” of proteins and RNA.

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UNC team discovers promising target for new pancreatic cancer treatments

UNC team discovers promising target for new pancreatic cancer treatments

In a paper published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, a team from UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center has narrowed the focus of this scientific quest to a protein called RGL2.

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UNC startup receives federal grant to kick-start cancer research commercialization

UNC startup receives federal grant to kick-start cancer research commercialization

The company, G-Zero Therapeutics, is commercializing a high potential marker of molecular age measured from a patient blood sample, which could assist physicians in making more informed treatment-management decisions.

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UNC scientists receive National Cancer Institute grant to address cancer health disparities

UNC scientists receive National Cancer Institute grant to address cancer health disparities

The five-year, $3.9 million grant will be used to target 13 North Carolina counties through the Carolina Community Network to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities.

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NCCU and UNC Lineberger receive NCI Partnership Grant

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded one of two Comprehensive Minority Institution Cancer Center Partnership Grants in the nation to North Carolina Central University (NCCU) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and its UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Family House Diaries: Gwen and Marty Tyson

Family House Diaries: Gwen and Marty Tyson

An uncommon but serious bone marrow disorder sends mortgage banker Gwen Tyson of Kitty Hawk, N.C., to UNC Hospitals for two bone marrow transplants. Slowly, Tyson’s blood counts are rising, and she looks forward to being back on her bicycle pedaling 14 miles at daybreak.

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Study shows team approach benefits cancer patients

In a study published in the journal Urologic Oncology, researchers showed that a multidisciplinary approach changed the initial diagnosis or treatment recommendations in almost 65 percent of cases.

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Study details molecular structure of major cell signaling pathway

Study details molecular structure of major cell signaling pathway

Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have reported the exact molecular structure and mechanisms of a major cell signaling pathway that serves a broad range of functions in humans.

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UNC scientist receives NIH director’s New Innovator Award

UNC scientist receives NIH director’s New Innovator Award

The $1.5 million grant will fund Dr. Ben Major's work to address a significant medical science challenge: identifying the full complement of genes that functionally contribute to specific cellular and disease processes such as cancer.

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