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Newswise: Researchers identify traits linked to better outcomes in HPV-linked head and neck cancer

Article ID: 714400

Researchers identify traits linked to better outcomes in HPV-linked head and neck cancer

University of North Carolina Health Care System

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers identified characteristics that could be used to personalize treatment for patients with a type of head and neck cancer linked to HPV infection.

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14-Jun-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Newswise: UNC receives $3.8 million grant to study “Med-South” weight loss program

Article ID: 714207

UNC receives $3.8 million grant to study “Med-South” weight loss program

University of North Carolina Health Care System

The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a five-year, $3.8 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to fund research that will address the challenge of achieving long-term weight loss among patients with obesity cared for at primary care practices.

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11-Jun-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 713788

Study: Men with Early-Stage Prostate Cancer Who Choose Active Surveillance Often Don’t Follow Monitoring Guidelines

University of North Carolina Health Care System

Researchers found just 15 percent of a group of men with early-stage prostate cancer received biopsies and other tests according to active surveillance guidelines from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

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31-May-2019 4:30 PM EDT
Newswise: Precision Oncology Insights Revealed for Colorectal Cancer

Article ID: 709891

Precision Oncology Insights Revealed for Colorectal Cancer

University of North Carolina Health Care System

Findings published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology could help define strategies to more effectively treat colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States.

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19-Mar-2019 3:30 PM EDT
Newswise: Potential treatment strategy uncovered for pancreatic cancer
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Article ID: 708944

Potential treatment strategy uncovered for pancreatic cancer

University of North Carolina Health Care System

Findings published in Nature Medicine lead to clinical trials

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1-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 707677

UNC-Led Team Awarded $5.1M for Cervical Cancer Prevention in Malawi

University of North Carolina Health Care System

The United States Agency for International Development, in partnership with the U.S. National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, will fund two new programs to prevent cervical cancer in sub-Saharan Africa, including a project led by UNC scientists and physicians in Malawi.

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7-Feb-2019 8:00 AM EST
Newswise: Study finds higher risk of breast cancer for women after giving birth
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    10-Dec-2018 5:00 PM EST

Article ID: 705025

Study finds higher risk of breast cancer for women after giving birth

University of North Carolina Health Care System

A collaborative group of researchers co-led by a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center scientist found that, in women 55 years and younger, breast cancer risk peaked about five years after they gave birth, with risk for mothers 80 percent higher compared with women who did not give birth.

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7-Dec-2018 8:05 AM EST
Newswise: Early results show promise for using genetically engineered immune cells to fight relapsed blood cancer

Article ID: 704810

Early results show promise for using genetically engineered immune cells to fight relapsed blood cancer

University of North Carolina Health Care System

At the 60th Annual American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting in San Diego on Monday, UNC Lineberger researchers revealed preliminary results from a clinical study of an investigational cellular immunotherapy for Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma expressing the CD30 protein marker.

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3-Dec-2018 3:05 PM EST
Newswise: Scientists trained a computer to classify breast cancer tumors

Article ID: 704211

Scientists trained a computer to classify breast cancer tumors

University of North Carolina Health Care System

In a study published in the journal NPJ Breast Cancer, researchers reported they used a form of artificial intelligence called machine learning, or deep learning, to train a computer to identify certain features of breast cancer tumors from images.

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19-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST

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