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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

Women’s Adherence to Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines Varies Following False-Positive Mammogram


A UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center-led study has found that women who have had a false-positive mammogram result are more or less likely to get screened at recommended intervals depending on the timing of their last screen.
15-Apr-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Did Butter Get a Bad Rap?

New research of old data suggests that using vegetable oils high in linoleic acid failed to reduce heart disease and overall mortality even though the intervention reduced cholesterol levels. And consuming vegetable oils might actually be worse than...
12-Apr-2016 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Older Women, Especially Blacks, Receive Targeted Breast Cancer Treatment at Low Rates


Study raises concerns about access to proven, yet expensive, drug therapy for HER2 subtype
12-Apr-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Could a New Class of Fungicides Play a Role in Autism, Neurodegenerative Diseases?


Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine have found a class of commonly used fungicides that produce gene expression changes similar to those in people with autism and neurodegenerative conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease and Huntington’s...
28-Mar-2016 12:15 PM 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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