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UNC researchers develop innovative gene transfer-based treatment approach
The experimental treatment uses a genetically modified virus to deliver a missing gene into the cerebrospinal fluid of children with giant axonal neuropathy (GAN).
Located in News / 2015 / June
Improved capture of cancer cells could aid in disease tracking
In the journal Clinical Cancer Research, UNC Lineberger's Andrew Wang, MD, and colleagues reported that by forcing cancer cells to slow down and developing stronger molecular traps for them, they could identify large numbers of the cells in cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy.
Located in News / 2018 / March
Detecting the Sensors
Graduate student Jon Hagar is uncovering how our immune systems can overreact to infection and trigger a life-threatening condition.
Located in News / 2015 / March
Patients who smoke want respect from physicians
How can providers best interact with their patients who smoke and support their efforts to become tobacco-free? A new study by researchers from the UNC Department of Family Medicine and the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center represents one of the first efforts to ask this and other critical questions. The study was lead by Jacqueline Halladay, MD, associate professor, Department of Family Medicine.
Located in News / 2015 / March
New Study Finds the Use of Multiple Tobacco Products Is Popular Among Teenagers
UNC Tobacco Prevention and Evaluation Program finds poly-tobacco use among teenagers is on the rise.
Located in Vital Signs / 2015 / Dec. 10
UNC to Create the Next Generation, Ultra-Long-Acting Antiretroviral Formulations for HIV Treatment and Prevention
New project aims to provide long-lasting HIV treatment and/or protection from a single injection. Angela Wahl, PhD, Rahima Benhabbour, PhD, and Martina Kovarova, PhD, are collaborating to lead the work, which is funded by a $3.8-million NIH grant.
Located in News / 2018 / October
Smith awarded $8.5 million to compare treatments for recurrent bladder cancer
UNC Lineberger’s Angela B. Smith, MD, MS, an associate professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Urology and director of urologic oncology, and her collaborators were awarded a contract from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to compare bladder removal with medical therapy in bladder cancer patients.
Located in News / 2018 / September
The Problem of Burnout Among Surgeons
UNC School of Medicine's Marco Patti, MD, is the senior author of an article on burnout in JAMA Surgery.
Located in News / 2018 / March
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.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Nov. 20
UNC Lineberger among national leaders endorsing goal of eliminating HPV-related cancers in the US
The directors of the 70 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers, including UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, have issued a joint statement endorsing gender-neutral HPV vaccination and evidence-based cancer screening.
Located in News / 2018 / June