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Scientists Developing Model to Predict if Chemotherapy Will Work for Aggressive Breast Cancer


In a study presented at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, researchers report they developed a model that can predict which triple negative breast cancer patients will respond to chemotherapy.
6-Dec-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Genetic Alterations More Common in Tumors of Older Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer


In a preliminary findings presented at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, researchers reported that older patients were as likely as younger patients to receive targeted therapy and enroll in therapeutic trials based on their sequencing...
6-Dec-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Brain Metastasis Persists Despite Improved Targeted Treatment for HER2 Breast Cancer


A study presented Wednesday at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium examined the incidence of brain metastasis after diagnosis for three groups of patients with HER2-positive breast cancer.
6-Dec-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Online Group Therapy May Be Effective Treatment for Bulimia Nervosa


Results from a new study show that online group therapy can be just as effective as face-to-face treatment, although the pace of recovery may be slower.
30-Nov-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study Shows Alarming Disparities in Health Outcomes Could Be Prevented by Breastfeeding


Lack of paid leave and outdated maternity care are barriers to breastfeeding that disproportionately impact families of color. This is the first study to show how these disparities translate into differences in health outcomes.
22-Nov-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

A Miracle for the Millers


When Manda Miller called her parents to tell them she was pregnant, she knew it would be unexpected. But, starting a family was more than just a life detail on which Manda and Douglas Miller had been mum – Manda was a two-time survivor of...
22-Nov-2016 10:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

Flavors Influence Appeal and Use of Most Tobacco Products, Especially for Youth


In the journal Tobacco Control, researchers report the results of a systematic review of 40 studies completed in the United States and internationally that looked at the impact of non-menthol tobacco flavors on consumers’ perceptions and tobacco...
18-Nov-2016 4:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Malaria Parasite Evades Rapid Test Detection in Children


A malaria parasite in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is able to avoid rapid test detection through a gene deletion. In the first nationwide study, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill showed how the deletion prevents...
17-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

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

#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

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

It Takes Two (Or More)

UNC brain surgeon Anand Germanwala, M.D. and ENT surgeon Adam Zanation, M.D., collaborated to develop through-the-nose approach to repair a patient's ruptured brain aneurysm.
26-Aug-2009 9:00 AM EDT

Pneumonic Plague Expert at UNC-Chapel Hill

Pneumonic plague expert available for interview at UNC-Chapel Hill.
5-Aug-2009 5:00 PM EDT

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