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Promise of Nearly a Year of Life on Targeted Drug Not Reality for All Liver Cancer Patients, Study Finds


In the journal The Oncologist, researchers report that the median survival for a group of Medicare patients on the drug sorafenib was three months, which was significantly lower than the median survival of nearly 11 months for patients treated with...
12-May-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Digitally Mimic Evolution to Create Novel Proteins


UNC School of Medicine scientists create SEWING, a technique inspired by natural evolutionary mechanisms to recombine portions of known proteins to produce new structures with the distinctive features that proteins require to carry out specific...
10-May-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UNC Lineberger E-Cigarette Expert Available for Comment on FDA Ruling


Rebecca S. Williams, a researcher with the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and a leading expert in the study of Internet tobacco sales, including e-cigarettes, applauds the FDA’s ruling.
5-May-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Targeting Melanoma, Lymphoma: Study Finds Investigational Compound Active Against Cancer Driven by Genetic Mutation


Compound found to be highly active against cancer driven by EZH2 mutation in laboratory models
29-Apr-2016 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Costs for Orally-Administered Cancer Drugs Skyrocket


An analysis by a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researcher reports in JAMA Oncology that a month of treatment with orally-administered cancer drugs introduced in 2014 were, on average, six times more expensive at launch than cancer...
26-Apr-2016 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

‘Moonshot to Malawi’ Outlines Global Cancer Disparities


Satish Gopal, MD, MPH, a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member, has called for a commitment to contribute resources and energy to control cancer in less-resourced countries n a perspective published in the April 28 issue of the New...
26-Apr-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Increased Saturated Fat Intake Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer


A study by researchers from the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and other institutions found a link between higher intake of dietary saturated fat, a type of fat found commonly in foods such as fatty beef and...
18-Apr-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Optogenetic Tool Moves Proteins Within Cells to Study Biological Changes

Scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have developed a way to embed light-responsive switches into proteins so that researchers can use lasers to manipulate protein movement and activity within living cells and animals.
18-Apr-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

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

Back to School Stories: Sleep to STDs, Phobias to Rx Meds

UNC School of Medicine experts offer story ideas for back to school, including: sleep apnea and tonsils, kids with restless leg syndrome and returning to normal sleep habits; an STD reality check for teens; how to return to school with prescription...
4-Aug-2009 8:30 PM EDT

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