Cancer

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

Scientists identify chemical compound that may stop deadly brain tumors

UNC researchers have identified a compound that could be modified to treat one of the most deadly types of cancer, and discovered how a particular gene mutation contributes to tumor growth.

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VIDEO - Celebrating UNC's champions

UNC is celebrating a National Championship and recognizing its stars--both on and off the court. Watch a video recognizing UNC's stars, including our own Dr. Lisa Carey.

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Captains and walkers needed for Komen Race for the Cure

UNC Health Care is looking for walkers and captains to participate in The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation 2009 Race for the Cure.

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Captains and walkers needed for Komen Race for the Cure

UNC Health Care is looking for walkers and captains to participate in The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation 2009 Race for the Cure.

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“Cancer Transitions: Moving Beyond Treatment”

UNC's Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of 20 sites across the United States that will participate in a new national program titled “Cancer Transitions: Moving Beyond Treatment.”

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“Cancer Transitions: Moving Beyond Treatment”

UNC's Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of 20 sites across the United States that will participate in a new national program titled “Cancer Transitions: Moving Beyond Treatment.”

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UNC study hints at new approaches to prevent transplant rejection

To prevent the rejection of newly transplanted organs and cells, patients must take medicines that weaken their entire immune systems. Such potentially life-saving treatments can, paradoxically, leave those receiving them susceptible to life-threatening infections.

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New genomic test may guide breast cancer treatment choices

Scientists at UNC have developed a new genomic test designed to help clinicians predict which breast cancer patients are most likely to survive the disease and which treatments may be most effective in increasing those chances of survival.

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UNC Lineberger scientist's research funded by Joan's Legacy grant program

William Y. Kim, M.D., assistant professor of medicine in the UNC School of Medicine, has received a two-year, $100,00 grant from the Thomas G. Labrecque Foundation through the Joan’s Legacy: Uniting Against Lung Cancer grant program.

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Tinkering with the circadian clock can suppress cancer growth

Researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill have shown that disruption of the circadian clock – the internal time-keeping mechanism that keeps the body running on a 24-hour cycle – can slow the progression of cancer.

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Rockin in a cancer-free world

Drs. John Boggess and John Soper are raising awareness of gynecologic cancers with their band N.E.D.

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UNC study supports role of circadian clock in response to chemotherapy

A new study from UNC-Chapel Hill has suggested that treatment is most effective at certain times of day because that is when a particular enzyme system – one that can reverse the actions of chemotherapeutic drugs – is at its lowest levels in the body.

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Shared survival mechanism explains why 'good' nerve cells last and 'bad' cancer cells flourish

Cancer cells and nervous system neurons may not look or act alike, but both use strikingly similar ways to survive, according to new research from the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

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Extended Special Call: Cancer Health Disparities Pilot Grants

The Carolina Community Network to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CCN)encourages new investigators to apply for small-scale pilot research grants to address breast, prostate or colorectal cancer health disparities. The deadline for submission is February 6, 2009.

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Extended Special Call: Cancer Health Disparities Pilot Grants

The Carolina Community Network to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CCN)encourages new investigators to apply for small-scale pilot research grants to address breast, prostate or colorectal cancer health disparities. The deadline for submission is February 6, 2009.

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UNC Lineberger launches 44 county study of breast cancer in black women

A new study seeking to improve scientists’ understanding of breast cancer, including why the disease’s fatality rate is higher in African-American women, is getting underway in 44 counties in North Carolina.

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UNC scientists awarded grant to study causes of pediatric cancer

Andrew Olshan, Ph.D., professor and chair of the epidemiology department in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been awarded a grant worth nearly $2.9 million from the National Cancer Institute to study the causes of neuroblastoma.

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UNC Lineberger Cancer Center announces 2008 Fellows

The LCCC has named three graduate students as Lineberger Fellows for excellence in cancer research.

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