Cancer

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

N.C. Cancer Hospital Employee Open House

All UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine employees and faculty are invited to get a sneak peak of the new N.C. Cancer hospital at an employee open house from 3-7 p.m., Friday, July 31.

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N.C. Cancer Hospital Employee Open House

All UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine employees and faculty are invited to get a sneak peak of the new N.C. Cancer hospital at an employee open house from 3-7 p.m., Friday, July 31.

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UNC study rewrites textbook on key genetic phenomenon

Because females carry two copies of the X chromosome to males’ one X and one Y, they harbor a potentially toxic double dose of the more than 1000 genes that reside on the X chromosome.

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UNC study rewrites textbook on key genetic phenomenon

Because females carry two copies of the X chromosome to males’ one X and one Y, they harbor a potentially toxic double dose of the more than 1000 genes that reside on the X chromosome.

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UNC scientists tackle viral mysteries

Scientists know that some cancers are triggered by viruses, which take over cellular systems and cause uncontrolled cell growth. Doctors – and patients who get shingles late in life – have also known for many years that some viruses, particularly the herpes virus, can lie dormant in a person’s cells for long periods of time and then reactivate, causing disease. These viruses also cause significant disease in immunosuppressed people and those living with HIV/AIDS.

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UNC scientists tackle viral mysteries

Scientists know that some cancers are triggered by viruses, which take over cellular systems and cause uncontrolled cell growth. Doctors – and patients who get shingles late in life – have also known for many years that some viruses, particularly the herpes virus, can lie dormant in a person’s cells for long periods of time and then reactivate, causing disease. These viruses also cause significant disease in immunosuppressed people and those living with HIV/AIDS.

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Ewend honored by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Matthew G. Ewend, M.D., director of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center program in neuro-oncology, received the Alumni Achievement Award from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s Department of Neurosurgery.

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Ewend honored by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Matthew G. Ewend, M.D., director of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center program in neuro-oncology, received the Alumni Achievement Award from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s Department of Neurosurgery.

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VIDEO - A sneak peek into the N.C. Cancer Hospital

In late March, Will Arey of the UNC Medical Center News Office took a tour of the N.C. Cancer Hospital, which opens this summer. Watch part 1 of the tour.

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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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