UNC Lineberger News

University Cancer Research Fund creates winning research partnership

Chapel Hill, NC - A disagreement between Nancy Allbritton, MD, PhD and David Lawrence, PhD over which cancer - breast or prostate - should be the higher priority in their partnership resulted in two successful NIH grant proposals. Lawrence is taking the lead on a prostate cancer grant while Allbritton leads a breast cancer grant – totaling almost $5 million over the next five years.

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Dr. Hyman Muss joins UNC Lineberger to lead new geriatric oncology program

Dr. Hyman Muss joins UNC Lineberger to lead new geriatric oncology program

Chapel Hill, NC - Hyman B. Muss, MD, has joined the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Muss will be a professor of medicine and will develop and lead a new program in geriatric oncology.

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Members of NC General Assembly Tour N.C. Cancer Hospital

Members of the NC General Assembly are touring the North Carolina Cancer Hospital to get an early view of the state’s new state-of-the-art facility. Greeted by UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Holden Thorp and UNC School of Medicine Dean Bill Roper, the legislators visited several key locales in the building that will improve the way cancer care is delivered at UNC and across North Carolina

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UNC Lineberger Director and Faculty Address NC Senate Committee

UNC Lineberger Director and Faculty Address NC Senate Committee

CHAPEL HILL –Dr. Shelley Earp, UNC Lineberger director, was invited to address the NC Senate Science and Technology Committee to talk about UNC and the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center as the state’s Center of Excellence in Cancer Research.

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Dr. Kimberly Kasow joins UNC School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics to lead pediatric bone marrow transplantation program

Dr. Kimberly Kasow joins UNC School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics to lead pediatric bone marrow transplantation program

Chapel Hill, NC - Kimberly Kasow, DO, has joined the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as director of the UNC Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation program. Kasow is an associate professor of pediatrics and a member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Donald L. Rosenstein joins UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to lead new cancer support program

Donald L. Rosenstein joins UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to lead new cancer support program

Chapel Hill, NC - Donald L. Rosenstein, MD, joins the University of North Carolina's Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center as Director of the new UNC Comprehensive Cancer Support Program.

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Dare County Holds “Lunch & Learn” Sessions on Cancer

On June 20, Dr. Lisa Carey, medical director of the UNC Breast Center, gave a talk on “Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Breast Cancer But Were Afraid to Ask” in Dare County. This inaugural “Lunch & Learn” was held in the Cancer Resource Center of the Outer Banks Hospital with an at-capacity crowd of 40 people.

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