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16528
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A nationwide shortage of major cancer drugs has hospitals and cancer centers in the Raleigh/Durham metro area scrambling to meet patient demand. Due mainly to manufacturing glitches, drugs that are used to treat leukemia, ovarian, breast, and other cancers are in short supply forcing healthcare practitioners to use alternative drugs.
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16587
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Did you know that in 2010 more than 157,000 Americans died of lung cancer, or that the number of people dying from the disease is increasing? Lung cancer is the deadliest form of cancer, killing more people than the combined total of breast, prostate, colon and pancreatic cancers. In 2009, lung cancer killed 17,500 people in North Carolina -- more than heart disease -- in a state where smoking and diet remain tremendous challenges. Providing a unique overview of the fight against lung cancer is Christopher Ung, vice president of Oncology Thera­peutic Strategy at Research Triangle Park-based Quintiles, the world's largest life sciences testing and services firm. Quintiles works with companies worldwide in medical research, conducting many of the clinical trials companies rely on to test and develop new products. His area of focus is personalized medicine based on biomarkers -- genetic data that could indicate an individual's chances of developing cancer.
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16586
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A woman has about a one in eight chance of developing breast cancer in her lifetime, with the likelihood increasing with age and after menopause. While breast cancer is a very common cancer, the death rates have been steadily decreasing over the past decade. The key to surviving breast cancer is early detection. As director of women's imaging for Wake Radiology, Kerry Chandler, MD, leads a team of radiologists specializing in reading thousands of mammograms performed at Wake Radiology's six breast imaging locations in the Triangle, including Wake Radiology Comprehensive Breast Imaging Services in Cary, the area's first center dedicated exclusively to breast imaging.
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Metro Magazine (NoCar F 264 R1 M48), Vol. 12 Issue 3, May 2011, p33-40, il, por Periodical Website
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29426
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Data from 1997 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System showed deficits in cancer screening in North Carolina. This study focused on four site-specific cancers and occupational mortality. The results from death certificates highlight the potential for using the worksite to bring health promotion information and disease screening to North Carolina residents.
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SCHS Studies (NoCar RA 407.4 N8 P48), Vol. Issue 117, Sep 1999, p1-10, bibl, f
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30210
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North Carolina health care providers are advancing oncology treatment statewide. Greenville-based Vidant Medical Center and others offer new technology that makes cancer treatments safer and more effective. Medical techniques and tools have also become more refined, allowing earlier detection of cancer and less-invasive procedures.
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36295
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Reported as among the top ten research universities in the United States, UNC Chapel Hill’s research endeavors has greatly impacted treatment measures for diseases such as cancer, postpartum depression, and diabetes. Such accomplishments possible through partnerships with corporations, as well as personalized treatments and targeted therapies.