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

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.
14-Jun-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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...
11-Jun-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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.
31-May-2019 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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If You Could Learn Every Disease Your Child Could Possibly Develop in Life, Would You?

Newborn screening is required in the U.S. and differs slightly depending on which state you live in. For the most part, it’s done before a newborn baby leaves the hospital and includes a blood test that screens for 30-50 serious health problems...
24-May-2019 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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UNC-Led ACCURE Trial Remedies Racial Disparities in Treatment for Early-Stage Lung and Breast Cancer Patients

Results from a study published in The Journal of the National Medical Association show that a pragmatic system-based intervention within cancer treatment centers can nearly eliminate existing disparities in treatment and outcomes for black patients...
10-May-2019 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UNC and Partners Receive Up To $10.7 Million to Research Chlamydia Vaccine

Chlamydia is the most prevalent bacterial STI in the world. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers, in partnership with colleagues at sites in the US, Europe and Australia, will receive up to $10.7 million over five years from the...
9-May-2019 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UNC School of Medicine Geriatrics Initiative Providing Special Care to Patients with Dementia

The Dementia Friendly Hospital Initiative will reach a total of 3,900 employees in four hospitals across North Carolina to raise awareness of how patients with dementia experience care, and to meet their unique needs with strategic and...
1-May-2019 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Neurobiology of Noshing: Why is it so easy to overeat calorie-rich tasty foods?

Ever wonder why you really don’t want to stop eating delicious food even though you know you’ve eaten enough? UNC School of Medicine researchers may have found the reason – a specific cellular network motivated mice to keep eating tasty food...
18-Apr-2019 3:00 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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