CURRENT NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

UNC study brings convenience to breast cancer rehab
(March 22, 2012)
A UNC study is helping breast cancer survivors achieve needed physical activity in the convenience of the home.

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Second round of Health-e-NC pilot projects funded statewide
(July 06, 2011)
Technology is being used to promote better health and cancer prevention statewide. North Carolina's length, breadth and socioeconomic diversity creates challenges for promoting the healthy behaviors necessary to minimize cancer risk and ensure the best possible quality of life. That's why five new projects are looking at ways to harness interactive communications technologies to prevent cancer or reduce cancer risk; increase access to cancer screening, prevention and treatment services; and to improve quality of life for those living with cancer. The potential of these relatively new technologies has not been thoroughly explored, and researchers want to know if they can be effective in reaching people who would otherwise lack access to information, services or expertise.

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UNC project collaborating with Fayetteville community to address cancer disparities
(June 17, 2011)
Input sought from Fayetteville's African-American and Latino communities. A new project is hoping to tackle cancer health disparities in North Carolina by investigating how cancer prevention and health promotion activities can be more efficiently and effectively delivered in a variety of traditional and less conventional community settings where community members live, work, play, attend worship services, and socialize.

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UNC, NC community colleges partner to prevent cancer
(August 04, 2011)
Project will assess needs and work to accelerate adoption of evidence-based cancer prevention interventions. Up to 50 percent of cancer deaths can be prevented by not smoking, reducing exposure to smoke, maintaining a healthy weight, and being physically active; and researchers have identified specific programs that really work to help people change these health behaviors, also known as evidence-based interventions (EBIs).

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