The sixth annual Oliver Smithies Nobel Symposium will feature a keynote address by 2012 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Brian Kobilka, MD. The day's events will include a postdoctoral mentoring luncheon with Dr. Kobilka that is open to all UNC postdoctoral fellows and trainees, but registration is required.
An education forum for patients and caregivers living with squamous lung cancer, sponsored by the Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education (GRACE), the Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina, and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. The event will be held at UNC Lineberger and will be available via a live webcast.
Navdeep S. Chandel, PhD, David W. Cugell Professor of Medicine and Cell Biology, Northwestern University
Please join the UNC Cancer Network for an online, interactive telehealth lecture with Jenny Hanspal, RN, BNS, OCN, and Cindy Rogers. They will discuss and share those resources that they find to be most helpful for cancer patients, during and after treatment. They will also provide tips on finding credible cancer information on the internet. Lunch and Learn lectures are geared toward cancer patients, survivors, family, friends, and care givers/supports but anyone interested in learning more about cancer is welcome to join us. Every lecture has a question and answer (Q & A) section at the end so feel free to ask the presenters for clarification or more information! While these lectures are viewable online, we recommend watching them at one of our Lunch and Learn sites. Please contact us for more information and for assistance locating a site near you.
Gail Bishop, PhD, Professor of Microbiology and Internal Medicine, Holden Chair of Cancer Biology, Assoc. Director for Basic Research, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, Director, Center for Immunology & Immune-Based Diseases
Part 1: DNA Damage, an Unexpected Pathogenicity Factor for Pneumonia and Part 2: Novel Technologies for Measuring Genotoxicity and Cytotoxicity Dr. Bevin P. Engelward Professor of Biological Engineering, MIT
Please join the UNC Cancer Network for an online telehealth lecture with Federico Innocenti, MD, PhD. Med/Surg lectures offer ANCC, ASRT, & CME continuing education credit (upon approval) for eligible participants. While we invite anyone interested to view our lectures, participants wishing to obtain credit should be connected to a physical site with a coordinator. Please contact us for more information and to be connected with your site coordinator.
Pharmacology Seminar: Sibling Cell Rivalry: Balancing Self-renewal and Differentiation in Human Stem Cells Mac/PPT
Jeremy Purvis, PhD, Department of Genetics, UNC-CH
For the eighth year, UNC Oncology will sponsor team in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk. This year the team will participate in the Raleigh walk on Oct. 22 at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary. Everyone is welcome to sign up to join the team. They also are looking for people who wish to donate on behalf of the team.
Primary care providers are seeing an increasing number of cancer survivors in their practices. They are more likely than oncologists to manage chronic pain, address psychosocial concerns and refer appropriately to hospice. However, general medical training in cancer primarily focuses on the acute phase in the inpatient setting. This year’s conference will present evidence-based approaches primary care providers can incorporate into their practice to ensure that patients living with advanced cancer receive the high quality care they deserve.