Improvements in treatment have given more triple-negative breast cancer patients the choice of breast-conserving surgery. But research led by Brigham and Women's Hospital, in collaboration with UNC Lineberger member David Ollila, MD, has shown that even when given the choice, more than 30% of patients still chose to have a complete breast removal via mastectomy.
In this video, you will meet a multidisciplinary team of UNC Lineberger oncologists who are working together to not only extend skin cancer and melanoma care across the state, but also to deliver the highest level of individualized care to each patient.
UNC sequenced the RNA for 10,000 tumor samples as part of The Cancer Genome Atlas project, a National Cancer Institute and National Human Genome Research Institute-backed effort to create a comprehensive atlas of the genetic changes in cancer.
Two new faculty members have joined the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to help launch groundbreaking immunotherapy clinical trials that will test an experimental treatment in which patients’ own immune cells are genetically engineered to fight their cancer.
UNC Lineberger’s Comprehensive Cancer Support Program (CCSP) is a multidisciplinary program dedicated to helping patients and their caregivers with cancer treatment, recovery and survivorship. Based in the Patient and Family Resource Center at the N.C. Cancer Hospital, the CCSP offers services ranging from patient education and financial assistance to yoga and massage.