Cancer

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

From hospice volunteer to cancer doctor

From hospice volunteer to cancer doctor

Five questions for Ronald Chen, a James Woods Young Faculty Award recipient dedicated to bettering treatment for cancer patients.

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Walking program reduces joint stiffness in older breast cancer survivors on aromatase inhibitor therapy

Walking program reduces joint stiffness in older breast cancer survivors on aromatase inhibitor therapy

After six weeks of walking, the mean joint pain scores among the participants decreased by 10 percent, fatigue decreased by 19 percent, and joint stiffness decreased by 32 percent.

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Physicians experience increased effort, uncertainty in cross-coverage of radiation oncology patients

Radiation oncology physicians who encounter an unfamiliar case when cross-covering for another physician experience higher levels of perceived workload and may also affect performance, according to research conducted at the University of North Carolina.

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Abiraterone acetate delays quality of life decline in men with metastatic prostate cancer

Abiraterone acetate delays quality of life decline in men with metastatic prostate cancer

Abiraterone acetate, a recently FDA-approved drug used to treat men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, significantly delays progression of pain and quality of life deterioration when taken in conjunction with prednisone.

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UNC Health Care to host live Facebook chat on newborn genome mapping

UNC Health Care to host live Facebook chat on newborn genome mapping

Dr. Cynthia Powell of N.C. Children's Hospital and Dr. Jonathan Berg of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center will answer your questions in a live Facebook chat at noon (12 p.m.) Eastern time on Thursday, Sept. 26.

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Bill Clanton: When He Speaks, Pay Attention

Bill Clanton: When He Speaks, Pay Attention

An 82-year-old resident of Aurora, N.C., is referred to UNC Hospitals for treatment of a nasal cavity cancer in the post of tissue between his nostrils. A multidisciplinary treatment decision, the support of his family and a stay at SECU Family House see him through.

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UNC partners with NIH to explore genomic testing for newborns

UNC partners with NIH to explore genomic testing for newborns

Researchers at UNC plan to sequence the entire genome of 400 infants to determine what useful clinical data can be acquired through the tests.

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RN: Real Nurses - John Collier

RN: Real Nurses - John Collier

As a clinical nurse IV in the outpatient clinics of N.C. Cancer Hospital, Collier plays many roles from nurse manager to caring for patients. He's used to playing different roles though as he's been into drama and theater about as long as he's been in nursing.

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Dr. Norman Sharpless appointed director of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dr. Norman Sharpless appointed director of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dr. Sharpless succeeds H. Shelton “Shelley” Earp, MD, as center director. Dr. Earp will continue as director of UNC Cancer Care, a role in which he coordinates cancer care and research across the School of Medicine, the University and UNC Health Care System.

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 NIH and UNC researchers define role of protein vinculin in cell movement

NIH and UNC researchers define role of protein vinculin in cell movement

This study shows that cell mobility occurs through the interactions between the protein vinculin and the cytoskeletal lattice formed by the protein actin.

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UNC-Malawi cancer pathology laboratory is a model for Sub-Saharan Africa

UNC-Malawi cancer pathology laboratory is a model for Sub-Saharan Africa

The laboratory has provided an invaluable service to patients and has also built capacity at a national teaching hospital, according to an analysis of the first 20 months of operation published online by PLOS ONE.

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RNA diagnostic test from paraffin improves lung cancer diagnosis over routine microscopic evaluation alone

RNA diagnostic test from paraffin improves lung cancer diagnosis over routine microscopic evaluation alone

Scientists at the Universities of North Carolina and Utah have developed a histology expression predictor for the most common types of lung cancer: adenocarcinoma, carcinoid, small cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.

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Lamberth and Shirley Mitchell:  Losing Teeth, but Keeping Spirit and Faith

Lamberth and Shirley Mitchell: Losing Teeth, but Keeping Spirit and Faith

A 65-year-old Person County man is successfully treated for a rare head and neck cancer, but the treatment side effects damaged his teeth and gums. He may have lost his pearly whites, but not his spirit or his faith.

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Factors influencing delay in breast cancer treatment differ for African-American and white women

Scientists found that among white women, household size and losing a job due to one's diagnosis were reasons for delay in treatment, while among African-American women, the type of treatment received influenced delay.

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Outdated practice of annual cervical cancer screenings may cause more harm than good

About half of the obstetrician-gynecologists surveyed in a recent study said they continue to provide annual exams. Drs. Russell Harris and Stacey Sheridan of UNC say this is an outdated practice that may be more harmful than helpful.

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