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A chart showing an expected cost increase from $63.4 billion in 2015 to $152.4 billion in 2030. Title: The medical and productivity costs of metastatic breast cancer are projected to increase by 140% between 2015 and 2030

Study estimates costs of treating and living with metastatic breast cancer will more than double between 2015 and 2030, due to increase in cases among younger women

July 15, 2021

A study from the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) estimates that annual costs associated with metastatic breast cancer among U.S. women will total $152.4 billion in 2030, … Continued


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Research Fellow Profile: Samuel Cykert, MD

December 11, 2020

Samuel Cykert, MD is a research fellow at HPDP and Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology at UNC-Chapel Hill.  What questions are you trying to an … Continued


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Investigators with the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network at HPDP to contribute to cancer screening improvement tool

December 10, 2020

Cancer screening saves lives. But many people don’t receive screening that could save their lives or don’t receive the right screening at the right time. A team of cancer prevention researchers at the … Continued


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Study finds excess medical costs associated with metastatic breast cancer, especially among younger women

May 20, 2020

A study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has found that metastatic breast cancer is associated with substantial excess health care costs for patients. Using statistical modeling base … Continued


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UNC-led ACCURE trial remedies racial disparities in treatment for early-stage lung and breast cancer patients

May 20, 2020

Adapted from the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine newsroom. Results from a study published in The Journal of the National Medical Association show that a pragmatic system-based intervention … Continued


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With $3.375 million in renewed funding, UNC-Chapel Hill hosts kickoff meeting of Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network

January 29, 2020

Fifty-three cancer researchers from eight different academic institutions around the country and their federal agency partners met in Chapel Hill on January 27 and 28 to launch the next five years of … Continued


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Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network produces supplemental issue of Preventive Medicine highlighting disparities in cancer prevention and control

December 16, 2019

In 2019, nearly 2 million Americans will receive a cancer diagnosis and more than 600,000 will die of cancer. Cancer diagnoses and deaths are disproportionately high among people who live in rural cou … Continued


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UNC researchers solve racial disparities in treatment for early-stage lung cancer patients

February 18, 2019

Results from a study published Feb. 4 in the journal Cancer Medicine show that a pragmatic system-based intervention within cancer treatment centers can eliminate existing disparities in treatment and … Continued


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Wheeler to present at the Hettleman Award Lecture

April 23, 2018

Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management, is to present at this year’s Hettleman Award Lecture on Tuesday, May 1, in the Tate Turner Kuralt Auditorium. Presentations … Continued


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University of North Carolina Investigators Awarded New CDC Funding to Study the Economic Burden of Metastatic Breast Cancer

November 20, 2017

Stephanie Wheeler and Justin Trogdon of the University of North Carolina were awarded CDC funding for SIP 17-004, Assessing the Lifetime Economic Burden in Younger, Midlife, and Older Women with Metas … Continued