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UNC School of Medicine Celebrates 2019-20 Yang Family Biomedical Scholars

UNC School of Medicine Celebrates 2019-20 Yang Family Biomedical Scholars

The award, which recognizes the research achievements of young tenured faculty, is made possible through a generous donation from Lenovo Chairman and CEO Yuanqing Yang with additional financial support from Mr. To Hing Wu. This is the fourth annual class of Yang Family Biomedical Scholars, and the recipients are Chad Pecot, Li Qian, Gregory Scherrer, Greg Wang.

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Machine Learning Helps Scientists Measure Important Inflammation Process

Machine Learning Helps Scientists Measure Important Inflammation Process

Led by the UNC School of Medicine lab of Leslie Parise, PhD, researchers created an artificial intelligence tool to measure NETosis, an important inflammatory process by which certain white blood cells trap invaders like bacteria. This work will help scientists find ways to stop or promote the process in disease states.

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Channing Der Named AAAS Fellow

Channing Der Named AAAS Fellow

Channing Der, PhD, in the UNC Department of Pharmacology and UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, was named as one of 443 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences for 2019. He is one of three selected from UNC-Chapel Hill.

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Pancreatic cancer tumor classification could optimize treatment choices

Pancreatic cancer tumor classification could optimize treatment choices

UNC Lineberger’s Jen Jen Yeh, MD, and Naim Rashid, PhD, reported findings on how two subtypes of pancreatic cancer respond to treatments differently. Importantly, they found that one subtype of the disease showed poor responses to common therapies, and also had worse survival rates.

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International Group of Scientists Create ‘Imaging Africa’ Initiative

International Group of Scientists Create ‘Imaging Africa’ Initiative

UNC School of Medicine’s Klaus Hahn, PhD, and colleagues from around the world will lead an intensive workshop and symposium to increase student knowledge of microscope technologies, including cellphone-based technology and super-resolution modalities. The workshop and symposium are free to all student scientists in Africa.

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UNC Hospitals' Pharmacy Department Wins 2019 ACCC Innovator Award

UNC Hospitals' Pharmacy Department Wins 2019 ACCC Innovator Award

The Innovator Awards recognize Association of Community Cancer Center member programs for their ingenuity and pioneering achievements in oncology. Innovations advance the goals of improving access, quality, and value in cancer care delivery.

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Feast or Famine: Scientists Find Key Bio ‘Switch’ that Helps Cells Adapt

Feast or Famine: Scientists Find Key Bio ‘Switch’ that Helps Cells Adapt

From the UNC School of Medicine lab of Brian Strahl, PhD, and Stanford University lab of Ashby Morrison, PhD, comes a solution to the mystery of “crotonyl” marks in the genome that may have relevance for the treatment of various forms of cancer.

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Researchers develop method for separating tissue types in tumor samples

Researchers develop method for separating tissue types in tumor samples

UNC Lineberger researchers led by Jen Jen Yeh, MD, vice chair for research in the Department of Surgery, designed a computational method to distinguish cancerous tissue from the surrounding connective tissue and cells known as stroma, as well as from immune cells in the tumor’s environment, to drive personalized treatment strategies for cancer patients.

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Researchers identify possible approach to block medulloblastoma growth

Researchers identify possible approach to block medulloblastoma growth

UNC Lineberger’s Timothy Gershon, MD, PhD, and colleagues have identified a potential approach to stop the growth of the most common type of brain tumor in children. Their research was published in the journal Development.

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2019 Oncology Excellence Awards celebrate compassionate nurses and staff

2019 Oncology Excellence Awards celebrate compassionate nurses and staff

The awards honor oncology nurses, allied health professionals, and administrative staff for exceptional care of and devotion to individuals with cancer and their families and to the oncology profession.

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NCI grant to help patients navigate costs of cancer care

NCI grant to help patients navigate costs of cancer care

UNC Lineberger’s Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH, and Donald Rosenstein, MD, will use the grant to connect cancer patients with potential financial support resources in Carteret, Dare, Jackson, Lenoir, and Nash counties.

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N.C. Cancer Hospital: A decade of hope and healing

N.C. Cancer Hospital: A decade of hope and healing

This fall marks 10 years since the opening of the North Carolina Cancer Hospital, a state-of-the-art cancer center built by the people of North Carolina for the people.

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Harrison Receives Career Development Grant from Lung Cancer Initiative

Harrison Receives Career Development Grant from Lung Cancer Initiative

Emily Harrison, PhD, a postdoc at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, was awarded $150,000 for research focused on inhibiting the mechanisms of lung cancer metastasis.

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Goldstein to use $2.7M NCI grant to develop, test warnings for little cigars, cigarillos

Goldstein to use $2.7M NCI grant to develop, test warnings for little cigars, cigarillos

The National Cancer Institute has awarded University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH, a five-year, $2.7 million grant to develop more effective health warnings for little cigars and cigarillos.

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Holbrook calls for support to give kids like his son a ‘fighting chance’

Holbrook calls for support to give kids like his son a ‘fighting chance’

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Men’s Basketball Coach Roy Williams wants to hear more success stories, and he doesn’t mean just about basketball wins. He’s raising money for UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center so he can hear about more cancer treatment successes.

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Findings help explain how breast cancer can spread in the body

Findings help explain how breast cancer can spread in the body

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers led by Chad Pecot, MD, published new findings that help explain one path that breast cancers can take as they leave tumors and spread throughout the body.

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Gillings, SOM Researchers Awarded $51 Million NIH Grant to Combat Opioid Misuse

Gillings, SOM Researchers Awarded $51 Million NIH Grant to Combat Opioid Misuse

UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health researcher Lisa LaVange, PhD, is the PI of an NIH HEAL Initiative project to help people with chronic back pain and to curb opioid misuse. It includes Tim Carey, MD, MPH; Tim Platts-Mills, MD, MSc; and Sam McLean, MD, from the UNC School of Medicine.

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Wesley Legant, Hyejung Won Earn NIH Director’s New Innovator Awards

Wesley Legant, Hyejung Won Earn NIH Director’s New Innovator Awards

The National Institutes of Health announced 93 awards to fund highly innovative, high-impact biomedical research as part of its High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program.

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Former trainees share career insights at UNC Lineberger’s 44th Annual Postdoc-Faculty Research Day

Former trainees share career insights at UNC Lineberger’s 44th Annual Postdoc-Faculty Research Day

Two scientists who trained in laboratories at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill returned to campus for UNC Lineberger’s 44th Annual Postdoc-Faculty Research Day to share lessons from their careers.

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Scientists implicate genes behind faulty DNA repair in breast cancer

Scientists implicate genes behind faulty DNA repair in breast cancer

While mutations in BRCA genes are well known to increase breast cancer risk, researchers from the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have uncovered a different series of genes they believe might be contributing to breast cancer through a lesser-known mechanism.

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