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CPCRN publishes special supplement to mark 20th anniversary

December 7, 2023

The Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN) has published a supplemental issue of Cancer Causes and Control to mark the Network’s 20th anniversary. The supplement is separated into five … Read more


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2022 Year Recap

December 22, 2022

With 2022 coming to an end, we want to reflect on the incredible work HPDP researchers, Community Advisors, and staff have done in the past year. From celebrating milestones in environmental justice, … Read more


HPDP research fellow Thompson receives $500,000 CDC grant to study ovarian cancer diagnosis

September 15, 2022

A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) research team has received a two-year, $500,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to better understand healthcare-rela … Read more


DRS. GENI ENG, ALEX LIGHTFOOT, CLEO RYALS, KRISTIN BLACK, AND STEPHANIE BAKER REPRESENT THE UNC GILLINGS SCHOOL WITHIN THE GREENSBORO HEALTH DISPARITIES COLLABORATIVE.

Case study shares example of closing health care disparities through antiracist organizing

July 21, 2022

“Imagine a world where racial disparities in healthcare could be virtually eliminated. Actually, there is no need to imagine — it has already happened at a health care center in Greensboro, North Caro … Read more


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, … Read more


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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 … Read more


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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 … Read more


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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 … Read more


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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 … Read more


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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 … Read more