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We're grateful for all you have done, Kirsten Bryant, and we look forward to all that you will be doing to advance pancreatic research and care.
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UNC Lineberger Jun 24
Bill and Nancy Graham of Winston-Salem, NC, have donated $1MM for research + care at UNC Lineberger. Bill Graham: “[T]his was an important gift ... because UNC Lineberger is doing great work across the state, especially in our rural areas.”
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UNC Lineberger Jun 21
Trevor Royce in : Efforts to address drug pricing tend to focus on pharma/drug manufacturers, but the Ohio Medicaid experience shows unregulated pharmacy benefit manager practices can contribute to escalating expenses.
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UNC Lineberger Jun 20
UNC Lineberger scientists report in a method for creating PET tracers to better track pharmaceuticals and image diseases. It could make it possible to attach radioactive tags to compounds that were previously difficult/impossible to label.
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guptalabunc Jun 19
Our paper on ctHPVDNA dynamics during chemoradiotherapy for HPV associated oropharyngeal cancer is out! Exciting collaboration with and featuring analysis of ~1000 patient blood samples by tweetorial to follow.
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UNC Lineberger Jun 20
“I called my father to tell him I had decided to pursue philosophy and not to go medical school, and there was a very long pause on the phone.” Matt Milowsky, fortunately, did attend medical school and is advancing bladder cancer care + research. More:
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UNC Lineberger Jun 18
Jon Serody: Adoptive cell therapy has the potential to work forever. "If it does, you can envision that as the only treatment that you may need" to treat certain cancers.
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UNC Lineberger Jun 14
: Dynamic, real-time monitoring of circulating tumor HPV16 DNA during chemoradiation may help Drs. personalize head and neck cancer treatments
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UNC Lineberger Jun 11
's Kurt Ribisl: Flavored e-cigarettes -- there is said to be more than 7,000 different flavors available -- are a significant issue with kids. Hear his thoughts on steps to address vaping, e-cig use among youth.
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UNC Lineberger Jun 10
Jonathan Berg on 23andMe cancer test: [This] is a technology that is neither that helpful [nor] that harmful...should we really be encouraging people to spend $200 on it, or should they spend $200 on a gym membership?
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UNC Lineberger Jun 9
At the immuno-oncology event, Barbara Savoldo commented on the increased interest in CAR-T research: Five years ago, no one came to our talks at scientific meetings, now we’re like Cinderella.
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UNC Lineberger Jun 6
Study finds 1/4 cancer pts report problems paying medical bills; 1/3 worry about costs. Stephanie Wheeler: underserved pop. face greater cost-related hardship; failure to address will increase outcome disparities
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UNC Lineberger Jun 4
ASCO Post published a great read about Lisa Carey, MD, FASCO. Learn about what motivated her to pursue a career in medicine and to specialize in cancer.
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UNC Lineberger Jun 3
Gianpietro Dotti, MD: Though it has been challenging developing CAR-T therapies for solid tumors, targeting B7-H3 immune checkpoint molecule holds promise for ovarian, colon and pancreatic cancers.
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Yousuf Zafar, MD MHS Jun 3
Key session E350 on reporting COI w/ Jedd Wolchok, Dina Michels Howard Bauchner Check out discrepancy bwn ASCO disclosure & Open Payments. This should be mandatory viewing before speaking @ !
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UNC Lineberger Jun 3
Ronald C. Chen, MD, MPH, shared his perspectives on the top studies on health services research, clinical informatics and quality of care during ASCO’s Highlights of the Day session.
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patty spears Jun 2
Poster: Genomic-based predictive biomarkers to anti-HER2 therapies: A combined analysis of CALGB 40601 (Alliance) and PAMELA clinical trials.” Congrats Aranzazu Fernandez-Martinez!
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UNC Lineberger Jun 2
reports more drug treatment options for prostate cancer that has spread beyond the gland. Ethan Basch: Each offer similar benefits; cost + side effects may help patients decide which treatment to take.
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UNC Lineberger Jun 2
It’s ACTIVE surveillance: Ronald Chen, MD, MPH, & Sabrina Peterson present findings at that just 15% of a group of men in NC with early-stage prostate cancer on active surveillance followed the monitoring guidelines.
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UNC Lineberger Jun 2
A well deserved honor for Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN. Grateful for all she does at UNC Lineberger and the NCI to improve the lives of cancer survivors.
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