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Scientists Create Better Laboratory Tools to Study Cancer’s Spread

In the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers and colleagues report they have developed tissue-engineered models for cancer metastases that reflect the microenvironment around tumors that...
23-Apr-2018 4:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cigarillo Packaging Can Influence Product Perception, Study Finds

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers surveyed 2,664 young adults who were current users, never users, or past users of little cigars and cigarillos, finding cigarillo packs with colors and containing a flavor descriptor were rated...
23-Apr-2018 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Large Aggregates of ALS-Causing Protein Might Actually Help Brain Cells

UNC School of Medicine scientists led by Nikolay Dokholyan add to evidence that small aggregates of SOD1 protein are the brain-cell killing culprits in ALS, but the formation of larger, more visible, and fibril-like aggregates of the same protein...
11-Apr-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UNC Health Care Achieves Highest Rank Possible in Three Health It Categories

UNC Health Care has achieved Stage 7 designation – the highest rank possible – for hospitals, outpatient practices, and advanced analytics from HIMSS Analytics, a global healthcare research advisory firm. The Stage 7 honors confirm UNC Health...
16-Apr-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Strategies Identified to Reverse Obesity’s Lingering, Pro-Cancer Effects

In preliminary findings presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2018, researchers from the lab of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member Stephen Hursting, PhD, reported on a number of studies examining...
15-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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To Starve Pancreatic Tumors, Researchers Seek to Block ‘Self-Eating,’ Other Fuel Sources

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers and their collaborators are reporting preclinical findings for a potential two-treatment strategy to block multiple mechanisms of cancer cell metabolism in pancreatic cancer at the American...
13-Apr-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Payments to Doctors Linked to Prescription Practices for Two Cancer Types

Compared to physicians who didn’t receive any payments, those who received general payments for meals and lodging from a drug manufacturer had higher odds of prescribing that company’s particular drug for metastatic renal cell carcinoma and for...
5-Apr-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Genomic Analysis of Thousands of Tumors Supports New Cancer Classification

An analysis of thousands of tumors across 33 different cancer types by researchers from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Network supports an additional classification for human tumors.
3-Apr-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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UNC Lineberger Experts Available at AACR Annual Meeting 2018

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center experts are available to provide expert commentary and feedback on research presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2018.
13-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT

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UNC Expert Publishes Commentary About Recent Change in Donor Lung Allocation Policy

Dr. Thomas Egan of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine says that a recent change in donor lung allocation policy was long overdue. However, because the change happened over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in response to litigation,...
16-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST

UNC Health Care, UNC School of Medicine Launch Zika Research Experts’ Page

UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine have launched a tool for media to request interviews with experts and researchers at the forefront of the global Zika research initiative.
12-Jul-2016 9:05 AM EDT

Second Healthcare Worker Tests Positive for Ebola; UNC Expert Discusses Risks and Precautions for Healthcare Workers

15-Oct-2014 9:50 AM EDT

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#UNC Experts Available for Interviews for #Autism Awareness Month

20-Mar-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Experts Available to Discuss NEJM Editorial on Use of PARP Inhibitors in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

In the editorial, the UNC researchers explain the excitement about this new class of drugs and the importance of this trial. They also highlight the reasons that caution as well as enthusiasm is warranted.
3-Jan-2011 2:50 PM EST

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UNC Expert Available to Discuss JAMA Study on Over-the-Counter Dosing of Children

Dr. Darren DeWalt, author of a JAMA editorial being released early online this week, is available for media interviews.
29-Nov-2010 11:45 AM EST

Expert Available to Discuss Latest AIDS Vaccine Trial

UNC expert available to discuss latest development in search for AIDS vaccine.
24-Sep-2009 12:40 PM EDT

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