Cancer

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

Der to Receive Mentor Award from UNC-Chapel Hill

Der to Receive Mentor Award from UNC-Chapel Hill

Channing Der, PhD, will be honored along with 23 other UNC faculty and teaching assistants at a banquet to celebrate the 2019 University Teaching Award winners.

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Sancar’s Replica Nobel Medal Now on Display at Wilson Library

Sancar’s Replica Nobel Medal Now on Display at Wilson Library

Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, donated one of three gold-plated medals as permanent gift to the university and it is now on display in the numismatics exhibit.

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Researchers publish milestone review on the role of cell signaling proteins in cancer

Researchers publish milestone review on the role of cell signaling proteins in cancer

A review in Trends in Cancer led by UNC Lineberger's Antonio Amelio, PhD, explores the role of a group of cellular signaling integrators called cAMP-regulated transcriptional co-activators, or CRTCs, in cancer.

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Stand Up To Cancer names UNC Lineberger researchers to ‘Dream Team’

Stand Up To Cancer names UNC Lineberger researchers to ‘Dream Team’

The multi-institutional team, which is co-led by UNC Lineberger's Gianpietro Dotti, MD, and includes six UNC Lineberger researchers, will focus on developing chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapies to recognize and attack T-cell lymphoma, a group of rare cancers of the blood and immune system.

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 Patient, doctor connect through rare cancer diagnosis

Patient, doctor connect through rare cancer diagnosis

In March of 2011, when she was 14 years old, Lily Newton was diagnosed with a rare cancer of the bone and soft tissue called Ewing sarcoma. Cancer changed Newton’s life in more ways than she could have imagined.

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Senior Faculty Honored with Basic Science Mentoring Awards

Senior Faculty Honored with Basic Science Mentoring Awards

The Office of Graduate Education and Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development recognized 10 faculty members with Excellence in Basic Science Mentoring Awards this week.

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‘The singing patient’ hopes his music will inspire others

‘The singing patient’ hopes his music will inspire others

Decorated military veteran MG Autry says service to others is central to his life. Even when he is facing his own health challenges, he would have it no other way.

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School of Medicine Researchers Make International Highly Cited Research List

School of Medicine Researchers Make International Highly Cited Research List

Fourteen UNC School of Medicine faculty members were listed by Clarivate Analytics in the company’s 2018 Highly Cited Research list.

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Scientists Gain Crucial Insights into Traffic Cop Function of Gene Expression Protein

Scientists Gain Crucial Insights into Traffic Cop Function of Gene Expression Protein

UNC scientists led by Brian Strahl, PhD, and Raghuvar Dronamraju, PhD, uncovered a key regulatory step in gene expression that may be a significant factor in cancers and other major diseases.

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Eron, Kuhlman named Smithies Investigators

Eron, Kuhlman named Smithies Investigators

The UNC School of Medicine selected professors from the departments of medicine and biochemistry & biophysics for the annual award in honor of the late Oliver Smithies, UNC’s first Nobel Prize winner.

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Study finds higher risk of breast cancer for women after childbirth

Study finds higher risk of breast cancer for women after childbirth

UNC Lineberger's Hazel Nichols, PhD, and collaborators from the Premenopausal Breast Cancer Collaborative Group identified elevated breast cancer risk after childbirth in women younger than 55.

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CAR-T immunotherapy, chemotherapy show promise for fighting relapsed blood cancer

CAR-T immunotherapy, chemotherapy show promise for fighting relapsed blood cancer

At the 60th Annual American Society of Hematology Meeting in San Diego, UNC Lineberger's Natalie Grover, MD, presented preliminary results from a clinical study of an investigational cellular immunotherapy for Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma expressing the CD30 protein marker.

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 Researchers identify resistance mechanism to possible pancreatic cancer treatment

Researchers identify resistance mechanism to possible pancreatic cancer treatment

In the journal Cancer Cell, UNC Lineberger's Channing Der, PhD, and colleagues describe how pancreatic cancer may develop resistance to ERK inhibitors in pancreatic cancer.

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Scientists train a computer to classify breast cancer tumors

Scientists train a computer to classify breast cancer tumors

In a study published in the journal NPJ Breast Cancer, researchers led by Charles Perou, PhD, and Melissa Troester, PhD, reported they used a form of artificial intelligence called machine learning, or deep learning, to train a computer to identify certain features of breast cancer tumors from images.

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Der receives NCI Outstanding Investigator Award

Der receives NCI Outstanding Investigator Award

The National Cancer Institute’s Outstanding Investigator Award supports accomplished leaders in cancer research.

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 By solving a mystery of gene repair, scientists uncover an exception to biology’s rules

By solving a mystery of gene repair, scientists uncover an exception to biology’s rules

UNC Lineberger's Dale Ramsden, PhD, and his colleagues published a major study in the journal Science revealing surprising findings about the way major breaks in our DNA are repaired.

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A cancer diagnosis changed their wedding plans, but strengthened their bond

A cancer diagnosis changed their wedding plans, but strengthened their bond

A diagnosis with a rare type of blood cancer called acute promyelocytic leukemia just days before his wedding influenced Dustin Riedesel's perspective on marriage, and inspired him and his now-wife, Katie, to raise money to support cancer research.

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Former patient donates $10 million to further blood cancer research at UNC Lineberger

Former patient donates $10 million to further blood cancer research at UNC Lineberger

Etteinne “ET” and W. G. Champion “Champ” Mitchell of New Bern, North Carolina, will create a new fund supporting ground-breaking research in blood cancer at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, including lymphoma, leukemia and myeloma research, in gratitude for the care Champ received and to bolster research directed at finding cures.

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UNC Medical Center Department of Pharmacy Earns Innovator Award for Reducing Drug Waste

UNC Medical Center Department of Pharmacy Earns Innovator Award for Reducing Drug Waste

At the 35th Annual National Oncology Conference, the Association of Community Cancer Centers recognized the NC Cancer Hospital for early adoption of a program to reduce drug waste and reduce drug cost.

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 HPV blood test shows promise for tracking head and neck cancer after treatment

HPV blood test shows promise for tracking head and neck cancer after treatment

UNC Lineberger's Bhishamjit S. Chera, MD, will present preliminary findings at the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology on Tuesday from a study that evaluated a blood test for HPV-linked oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma, which is a cancer of the back of the throat. The findings demonstrated the test could be an effective and less costly alternative for monitoring for cancer recurrence after radiation treatment.

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