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    Sarcoma Awareness Week with Dr. Jacob Stein

    July is Sarcoma Awareness Month. Sarcoma is a broad term that refers to over 50 rare cancers that form in the bones or soft tissues of the body. They are rather diverse, too. The cancers can grow in the fat cells, muscles, cartilage, and other connective tissues of the body. Sarcoma can be caused by prior radiation or an underlying genetic predisposition, but most of the time it … Continued

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    Dr. Chad Pecot Will Lead UNC RNA Discovery Center

    Chad Pecot, MD, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Oncology and member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, will lead the new center dedicated to the investigation of the many roles of RNA in health and disease. The UNC RNA Discovery Center, funded through the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, will cultivate an inclusive community of scient … Continued

  • UNC School of Medicine Physician Scientists Training Program Gives Awards to Cultivate the Careers of Upcoming Physician-Scientists

    Medicine, like any other scientific field, cannot progress forward without the hard work of new, cutting-edge researchers. In the Department of Medicine, three physician scientist trainees are working to improve the lives of patients who have inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, and food allergies. In light of their promising, hard work, all three have received support from the UN … Continued

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    Using Telehealth to Regularly Report Symptoms Improved Overall Well-being for Patients with Advanced Cancer

    People with advanced cancer who communicated their symptoms weekly using an electronic survey had about a one-third better physical function and over a 15% better control of their symptoms compared to those who were evaluated less frequently via in-person clinical visits, according to findings from a multi-state study conducted at 52 community cancer clinics. The PRO-TECT (Patien … Continued

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    Dr. Hanna Sanoff Writes Editorial about Rectal Cancer Study

    A paper published Sunday in the New England Journal of Medicine. For the small study, all 18 patients were given dostarlimab, a checkpoint inhibitor. The results were astounding. Every patient’s cancer disappeared, undetectable by physical examination, endoscopy, PET scans, or M.R.I. scans. Dr. Hanna K. Sanoff, MD, MPH, an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Oncolo … Continued

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    Congratulations, Carolina Care Excellence Awardees!

    Every year, UNC Hospitals conducts the Press Ganey Medical Practice survey to obtain input from patients. Patients are asked if they would refer their provider’s practice to friends and family in the survey. Over the last year, 154 providers within UNC Hospitals received the highest recommendation from more than 89 percent of their patients, putting them in the top quartile natio … Continued

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    Charlot Leads Study Finding Multi-Faceted Intervention Resulted in Timelier Lung Cancer Surgery for Black Patients.

    A detailed analysis by researchers at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and Greensboro Health Disparities Collaborative designed to address racial inequities in timing from diagnosis to surgery for lung cancer found that a  multi-faceted intervention resulted in timelier lung cancer surgery for Black patients. The findings appeared Feb. 14, 2022, in the Journal of Clinic … Continued

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    Carey Discussed Studies of HR-Positive and HER2-Negative Advanced Breast Cancer: Overall Survival by Subtype Across Three MONALEESA Studies

    Lisa A. Carey, MD, FASCO, the L. Richardson and Marilyn Jacobs Preyer Distinguished Professor for Breast Cancer Research, Division of Oncology and Deputy Director of Clinical Sciences for the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses findings from a pooled analysis of the MONALEESA-2, -3, and -7 trials. Among the findings was a consistent overall survival benefit with rib … Continued

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    Newsworthy From the Department of Medicine, Week of November 29 – December 2

    UNC researchers working to learn more about omicron variant as 1st case is identified in US – Drs. Melissa Miller and David Wohl (CBS 17) Worried about omicron? COVID’s delta strain remains a bigger threat, UNC doctors say – Drs. Melissa Miller and David Wohl (Charlotte Observer) COVID-19 Mask Recommendations Open New Chapter in Cover Story – Dr. Emily Sickbert-Bennett (Noozhawk) … Continued

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    Hematology/Oncology Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

    UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Equity Council Four members of the Department of Medicine are working to bring diversity, equity and inclusion principles into critical areas of UNC Lineberger. “This is a group of 14 faculty, graduate students, and staff–and we’re in the process of identifying patients and community members–coming together to develop a system that mea … Continued