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From a novel support group to a book, learning from seven widowed fathers

(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center's Donald Rosenstein, MD, and Justin Yopp, PhD, have published 'The Group: Seven Widowed Fathers Reimagine Life,' which tells the story of personal...Show More Summary

UNC Lineberger awarded $11.9M grant to study radiation treatments for prostate cancer

(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has awarded UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center's Ronald C. Chen, MD, MPH, a five-year, nearly $12 million grant to fund a comparative study of intensity-modulated radiation therapy and proton beam for prostate cancer.

Skin cancer treatment selfie goes viral, has public health lessons

(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) In a new study, researchers analyzed the impact of one viral social media post in generating awareness about skin cancer.

Using software, researchers predict tumor markers that could be immune targets

(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) Researchers report at the 59th Annual American Society for Hematology Annual Meeting in Atlanta on Saturday, Dec. 9, that they were able to validate their approach for predicting markers - called minor histocompatibility antigens - in a group of patients with blood cancers.

Immunotherapy strategy could be beneficial for relapsed acute myeloid leukemia

(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers will present preliminary results from an ongoing phase II trial of chemotherapy and pembrolizumab in relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia at the 59th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting in Atlanta on Saturday, Dec. 9.

Biological factors don't fully explain racial disparities for breast cancer type

(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) The biological features of patients' tumors partially explained a racial disparity for women with hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer, but UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers said it didn't explain it completely. Show More Summary

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society awards grant to Savoldo for immunotherapy research

(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) A grant from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will help fund clinical research led by UNC Lineberger's Barbara Savoldo, MD, PhD, into an investigational chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia that would include a built-in 'safety switch.'

Pairing cancer genomics with cognitive computing highlights potential therapeutic options

(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center-led study has demonstrated the ability of cognitive computing to scour large volumes of data from scientific studies and...Show More Summary

Cancer Drug Parity Laws Lower Costs for Many, but Not Everyone

In an analysis of the impact of parity laws published in JAMA Oncology, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers and collaborators from Harvard Medical School report modest improvements in costs for many patients. However, patients who were already paying the most for their medications, saw their monthly costs go up.

Cancer drug parity laws lower costs for many, but not everyone

(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) State laws designed to ensure that the pill form of cancer drugs is not costlier than treatments given through an infusion in a clinic or hospital have had a mixed impact on patients' pocketbooks, according to University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers. Show More Summary

Study: E-cigarette online vendors triple, concerns raised about marketing, delivery

(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) Two studies by UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers reveal trends in the marketing practices, pricing, delivery methods of online e-cigarette vendors.

Sexual Function Concerns Not Always Reflected in Prostate Cancer Treatment Choices

A study led by UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers found that preference for preserving sexual function was not strongly reflected in the treatment choices of men with low-risk prostate cancer.

Timing could matter to how responsive cancer cells are to treatment, study suggests

(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) In a new study published in Cell Systems, UNC Lineberger's Jeremy Purvis, Ph.D., and colleagues report that the timing of when DNA damage occurs within these different checkpoints matters to a cell's fate.

Sexual function concerns not always reflected in prostate cancer treatment choices

(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) A study led by UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers found that preference for preserving sexual function was not strongly reflected in the treatment choices of men with low-risk prostate cancer.

Delays for melanoma surgeries linked to insurance type

(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) Researchers report in JAMA Dermatology that surgical treatment delays - defined as surgery that occurred more than six weeks after diagnosis - were common. Medicaid patients were 36 percent more likely than private insurance patients to experience delays.

Blood test for HPV may help predict risk in cancer patients

(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) Preliminary findings presented at this year's American Society of Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting suggest a genetic test for HPV16 in the blood could be useful to help assess risk for patients, and could help identify patients suitable for lower treatment doses.

Researchers look to protect 'self-reactive' immune cells so they can fight melanoma

(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers and colleagues report on a potential new way to fight melanoma by blocking one of the immune system's checks and balances.

Savings less than expected for generic oral chemotherapy

(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) The cost savings for the generic versions of an orally administered cancer treatment were less than expected in an analysis led by researchers from the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Their findings call into question the impact generic drugs can have on controlling health care costs.

Study sheds light on why some breast cancers have limited response to immunotherapy

CHAPEL HILL - UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have identified a possible reason why some aggressive breast cancers are unresponsive to certain immunotherapy treatments, as well as a potential solution.

Study sheds light on why some breast cancers have limited response to immunotherapy

(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) In the Journal of Clinical Investigation, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers report on their study that explored a perplexing question: Why were drugs designed to unleash...Show More Summary

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