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New Partnership Will Expand Malawian Surgical Initiative

March 22, 2018

The Malawian Surgical Initiative, a collaboration between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Surgery, Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi, and the Malawi College of Medicine in Blantyre, Malawi, has secured a partnership with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in Scotland, which will fund the training of additional Malawian… Read more »

Researchers Identify Molecular Target for Brain Cancer, Develop Immunotherapy Approach to Attack It

February 28, 2018

An international team of researchers has genetically engineered cancer-killing immune cells that can hunt brain tumors displaying a new molecular target that is highly prevalent on brain cancer cells. Based on the findings from their early, preclinical studies, the researchers believe their approach holds promise for a new immunotherapy treatment for glioblastoma, which is the… Read more »

Student Health Action Coalition’s Mandarin Interpreting Service Helps Meet Growing Need

February 19, 2018

The best attributes of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC) can be found in the genesis of its Mandarin interpreting service. SHAC, the longest running student-led free clinic in the country, allows its student leaders to creatively mobilize the resources needed to make sure the patients they see get the… Read more »

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UNC Lineberger Researcher Sha Chang Launches Startup to Improve Radiation Treatment in Developing World

February 7, 2018

A social enterprise start-up company led by a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher is looking to use technology developed in-house at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to improve radiation treatment in developing countries, which are expected to increasingly shoulder more of the global cancer burden. “We want to enable developing countries… Read more »