UNC Lineberger researchers, led by Aaron Mitchell, MD, found a high prevalence of financial relationships among authors who helped develop a leading set of cancer care guidelines in the United States in a study published in JAMA Oncology. They say the work lays the foundation for future studies of whether the payments influenced clinical practice or guideline recommendations.
In a paper published online by the Journal of the American Medical Association, UNC Lineberger physician-researchers led by Ethan Basch, MD, MSc, raised concerns that there are inconsistencies between the five reference guides, or compendia, that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services uses to determine which drugs it will reimburse for off-label uses in cancer care.
Newly released research shows that the UNC Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) is setting a high standard for the other 31 NIH-funded PREP programs across the country.
Responding to the endemic mistrust between patients and physicians in China, Joseph D. Tucker, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Medicine, and director of UNC Project-China, organized an initiative to rebuild patient-physician trust.
The state in which a prisoner resides impacts their access to health care, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
A national survey found that parents were more likely to agree that laws requiring students to be vaccinated against HPV for school entry are a “good idea” when there is an opt-out clause.
Findings published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute show that immune cells do not respond the same way to all tumor types. The study, led by UNC Lineberger researcher Benjamin Vincent, MD, could lay the foundation for the discovery of biomarkers to determine which patients might respond to certain immune-stimulating cancer treatments.
Jason Katz, MD, MHS, medical director of UNC’s cardiac intensive care unit, examines the challenges facing cardiac intensive care units and clinicians, and offers innovative recommendations for training, staffing and research for this emerging field.
UNC School of Medicine researchers map the anxiety circuit in the brain and use a compound to limit fearful behavior – an acute side effect of commonly prescribed SSRI antidepressants.
This funding, which is administered under the FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, will be used to educate lower-income North Carolinians about fire safety and train first responders in burn treatment.
In a study published in JAMA Surgery, Melina Kibbe, MD, Zach D. Owens Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, and colleagues found that few human surgical clinical research studies included men and women equally.
Zhen Gu, a biomedical engineer at the University of North Carolina and N.C. State University, is featured in STAT News for his work on cancer.
Kellen Hassell, EdD, raised more than $15,000 and donated it to UNC’s clinical and research efforts to tackle the rare neurodevelopmental disorder.
With a $3 million NIH grant, Anne Lyerly, MD, MA, leads an interdisciplinary team of researchers to determine what barriers prevent investigators from studying the virus in pregnant women.
The new compound could reduce overdoses and possibly curb addiction, while addressing the needs of millions of people suffering with chronic pain.
Drs. Aravinda de Silva and Matt Collins hope to use blood samples from people who have been previously diagnosed with or potentially exposed to specific viruses as part of their vaccine development work.
The first-ever clinical study of preschoolers allergic to peanuts could lead to safe and effective treatment for millions of people.
Approach developed in part by UNC’s Dr. Steven Gray restored enzyme function and extended survival time in treated mice.
Researchers say breast reconstruction can help with self-esteem, sexuality and body image after cancer treatment. But a UNC Lineberger study led by Michelle Roughton, MD, has found that the type of insurance a woman has as well as distance to a plastic surgeon's office can be barriers to the procedure.
By targeting one facet of the brain’s electrical activity, UNC neuroscientist Flavio Frohlich, PhD, showed it’s possible to enhance memory, laying the groundwork for a new treatment paradigm for neurological and psychiatric disorders.