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December 13, 2023

UNC Men’s Health Program, Carolina Demography Launch Innovative Web Tool to Combat Prostate Cancer Disparities in North Carolina

Prostate cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death for men in North Carolina. Eric Wallen, MD, professor of urology at the UNC School of Medicine and a member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, is co-leading the effort to improve diagnostic and health outcomes for all North Carolinians with prostate cancer, including Black men and Native Americans, who are disproportionately affected.

August 4, 2023

Kowitt, Team Develop Effective Cigar Warning Signage

A new study published by UNC Family Medicine’s Sarah Kowitt, PhD, MPH, and colleagues looked at the impact of different types of warning signs for large and premium cigars sold individually at the point of sale. The team’s newly developed graphic and text warnings were more effective than the FDA’s proposed text-only warnings and could potentially increase the effectiveness of warning signs for large and premium cigars.