Cancer

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

Kinase test may yield big gains for drug-resistant cancers

Kinase test may yield big gains for drug-resistant cancers

A UNC research team unveils the first broad-based test for activation of protein kinases “en masse,” enabling measurement of the mechanism behind drug-resistant cancer and rational prediction of successful combination therapies.

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Gene switches do more than flip 'on' or 'off'

Gene switches do more than flip 'on' or 'off'

A UNC-led team of scientists finds that transcription factors don’t act like an ‘on-off’ switch, but instead can exhibit much more complex binding behavior.

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real doctors, real people - N.E.D.

real doctors, real people - N.E.D.

N.E.D. is a rock band. The members of the band are gynecologic cancer surgeons from all over the country and two of them, Dr. John Boggess and Dr. John Soper, work here at UNC Health Care.

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Small DNA circles found outside the chromosomes in mammalian cells and tissues, including human cells

Small DNA circles found outside the chromosomes in mammalian cells and tissues, including human cells

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have helped identify a new DNA entity in mammalian cells and provided evidence that their generation leaves behind deletions in different locations of the cells’ genetic program, or genome.

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Protein complex affects cells’ ability to move, respond to external cues

Protein complex affects cells’ ability to move, respond to external cues

A team of UNC researchers has explained for the first time how a long-studied protein complex affects cell migration and how external cues affect cell’s ability to migrate.

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RN: Real Nurses - Jeanne Gartner

RN: Real Nurses - Jeanne Gartner

Pediatric oncology nurse Jeanne Gartner has her head in the clouds. Jeanne not only is a nurse, she’s an FAA-certified hot air balloon pilot.

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David Alston: Snatching the Silver Lining from the Cloud of a Cancer Recurrence

David Alston: Snatching the Silver Lining from the Cloud of a Cancer Recurrence

A 42-year-old Carrboro resident prepares for UNC Hospitals’ first triple-tandem stem cell transplant in an adult for the treatment of a testicular cancer recurrence, growing in wisdom and insight along the way.

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Earp named first director of UNC Cancer Care

Earp named first director of UNC Cancer Care

William Roper, MD, MPH, Dean of the School of Medicine, Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs, and CEO, UNC Health Care System, announces the appointment of Shelley Earp, MD, Director of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, as the first director of UNC Cancer Care, effective Jan. 25, 2012.

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North Carolina-based genetic resources fuel big scientific progress

North Carolina-based genetic resources fuel big scientific progress

A series of 15 scientific papers published this week in the journals of the Genetics Society of America (Genetics and G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics) put North Carolina at the epicenter of a scientific resource called the Collaborative Cross.

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Family House Diaries: On Sanctuary

Family House Diaries: On Sanctuary

A colon cancer diagnosis forces a retired career social worker and loving mother, wife and sibling to step back from taking care of others and take care of herself.

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UNC surgeons co-author study on breast cancer treatment decision making

UNC surgeons co-author study on breast cancer treatment decision making

Results showed that 46 percent of respondents knew that local recurrence risk is higher after breast conservation surgery than with mastectomy.

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Hepatitis C virus hijacks liver microRNA

Hepatitis C virus hijacks liver microRNA

Mechanism explains how virus survives in the liver and how a new antiviral works.

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UNC scientist elected Fellow of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

UNC scientist elected Fellow of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

Weili Lin, PhD, has been elected a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. Lin was cited for his outstanding contributions to the development and translation of MR functional neuroimaging.

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Chuck and Brittany Pope: Drawn Closer Through Serious Illness

Chuck and Brittany Pope: Drawn Closer Through Serious Illness

A young couple from Pitt County weathers a bad disease, an unexpected relapse and toxic treatments over a journey that has brought them closer after it earlier drove them apart.

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UNC Health Care receives CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation

UNC Health Care receives CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation

The designation recognizes UNC Health Care for its efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for its employees and covered family members by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality treatment.

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UNC scientists funded to study genome sequencing in clinical settings

UNC scientists funded to study genome sequencing in clinical settings

UNC scientists have received a four-year $6.4 million grant to establish an effort they have named the North Carolina Clinical Genomic Evaluation by NextGen Exome Sequencing (NCGENES).

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