Fast Facts

Learn more about UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center using these fast facts.

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  • Established in 1975.
  • Named after the Lineberger family of Belmont, NC. Learn More.
  • Free-standing cancer research building completed in 1984.
  • Building addition to house additional lab and clinical/outreach/protocol office space completed in 1997.
  • N.C. Cancer Hospital - the clinical home for UNC Lineberger - completed 2009 and serves as home to our 110 faculty physicians, all members of UNC Cancer Care.
  • UNC Lineberger/UNC Cancer Care physicians treat patients from every county in North Carolina with more than 135,000 patient visits each year.
  • Provides multidisciplinary programs for most cancers, giving patients the benefit of many medical specialists in one place, often in one visit.
  • Offers more than 250 clinical trials of the latest treatments developed at UNC or available through affiliation with national clinical trials groups.
  • Largest research entity at UNC, with faculty holding more than  $190 million in external grant funding.
  • Number of Staff: 1,120
  • Number of Scientists: more than 300 from more than 25 departments across campus
  • Cancer Center members lead numerous pre and postdoctoral graduate training programs. Center-based training includes NCI-sponsored programs in basic laboratory science and cancer prevention and control. Other NCI training programs directed by Center members include cancer epidemiology, cancer education, hematology/oncology, and surgical oncology. Center members also direct training programs in gynecologic oncology and radiation oncology.