New research led by scientists at UNC-Chapel Hill have found a drug target that suggests a potent way to kill colon cancers that resist current drugs aimed at blocking a molecule found on the surface of cells.
Mission Hospital and UNC Health Care announced Aug. 19 that they have signed an affiliation agreement for cancer care and research, with the overall goal of enhancing the quality of care for cancer patients in western North Carolina, including providing access to new therapies and innovative research programs under development at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the N.C. Cancer Hospital.
The N.C. Cancer Hospital opened earlier this week. In addition to the outpatient services now under way, inpatient services are set to begin in the Cancer Hospital this September. Read on for full details on our new hospital.
The governor has recently signed into law Senate Bill 202, The Appropriations Act of 2009 (Session Law 2009-451). Section 9.21 of the Bill reduces, from three to two, the number of Tuition Waiver free courses a full-time staff member may enroll in per academic year.
This weekend, Dr. Tom Bacon joins the Here's to Your Health radio show to discuss the N.C. Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program, health care reform and North Carolina’s future health care needs.
Vera Moura, M.D., will teach three-month courses of Mind-Body Skills tailored specifically to health-care professionals and for the general public. Attendance requires an interview with Dr. Moura; each group is limited to eight participants.
UNC-Chapel Hill helps sponsor Aware for All on Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., at North Carolina Central University's School of Education. AWARE for All is an educational program that is free and open to the public for the purpose of providing education to help people make informed decisions about clinical research participation.