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After years of legislative wrangling, UNC has finally broken ground on the NC Cancer Hospital. In similar news both Duke and UNC have received $71 million (total) from the National Cancer Institute for research and translational medicine (bench to bedside care). In addition NCI has named the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center as one of seven institutions nationwide in the NCI Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer.

This is huge as the Triangle will continue to become a leader in cancer research and treatment.

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After years of legislative wrangling, UNC has finally broken ground on the NC Cancer Hospital. In similar news both Duke and UNC have received $71 million (total) from the National Cancer Institute for research and translational medicine (bench to bedside care). In addition NCI has named the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center as one of seven institutions nationwide in the NCI Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer.

This is huge as the Triangle will continue to become a leader in cancer research and treatment.

Lineberger Cancer Center

Herald-Sun Story

UNC Research News

That is great news. NC is sizzling on-fire with jobs and research.

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You're absolutely right, DanRNC. This type of development has ripples WAY beyond Chapel Hill. To the extent that this region becomes or already is viewed as a medical mecca, it will cause other professionals and ancillary businesses to consider locating here, generating more jobs, etc. Rising tides lifts all boats as it were. It's very exciting news; thanks for sharing.

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Yea, I kind of see it as an option of people in the southest, to have this facility, rather then having to travel to NCI/NIH in the DC area. The director of NCI elaborated that this was the idea behind its placement here-close proximity to Duke's resources as well as the pharma/clinical trials companies-in addition to UNC's facilities and resources. As quiet as it has been regarding this, as a researcher, I see this as the biggest science development in some time.

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Actually when it rains it pours. UNC just received more NIH Roadmap Grants than any other unviversity in the United States. I have to give props to my alma mater even though I currently do my graduate schooling about 8 miles down the road.

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Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center finally gets some state money. While I think this is a good thing, nothing operated by UNC or NC will ever rival Sloan-Kettering, MD Anderson, Fred Hutchinson, etc.

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Lineberger Cancer Center will get $50 million per year for research programs as allocated by the state budget. This upcoming year it will receive $25 million. Hopefully this can propel UNC to the forefront of cancer research in the upcoming decade.

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Earlier in the General Assembly session the Senate wanted to increase the cigarette tax with the funding dedicated to the cancer hospital.

It was in early versions of the budget but was removed right before the Senate made its budget public.

Apparently, the tobacco industry met with Senate leaders and told them they were committing $1 million to a public campaign to stop the tax increase.

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