Mazur awarded grant to perform Simulation-based Research to Enhance Patient Safety in Radiation Oncology from the Agency For Healthcare Research and Quality
The overall goal is to develop and assess the impact of standardized and generalizable simulation-based training, and user interface and cognitive workflows enhancements on radiation therapy (RT) providers’ performance and mental workload. The resulting knowledge from this study will help to enhance RT providers’ ability to detect and manage uncommon but potentially lethal events, and thus maximize patient safety.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) held their Light The Night Walk at Rock Quarry Park in Durham on Saturday, September 20. The evening fundraising walk celebrated and commemorated lives touched by blood cancer. More than a walk, the evening had a carnival atmosphere and included refreshments, entertainment, music and kids' activities
UNC Lineberger Outcomes Group studies Provider-Based Research Networks, find they may facilitate early access for African Americans with stage III colon cancer
Several UNC Lineberger members recently published “Provider-Based Research Networks May Improve Early Access to Innovative Colon Cancer Treatment for African Americans Treated in the Community” in Cancer.
Mina Hosseinipour, MD of UNC Project Malawi, Kristen Sweet, PhD student in Dirk Dittmer's group, and co-authors have published the results of transcriptional profiling of Kaposi Sarcomas seen in Malawi in the September 2014 issue of MBio. This report identified two molecular subtypes of Kaposi Sarcoma, which is the most common cancer in men in Malawi.
The Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN) held its 8th Annual National Conference in Chapel Hill September 19-21, 2014 in conjunction with the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Matthew Nielsen, MD, MS, assistant professor of urology and adjunct assistant professor of epidemiology and health policy & management, has been named director of urologic oncology in the UNC Department of Urology. In his new role, he joins Matthew Milowsky, MD, associate professor of medicine, as co-director of the Multidisciplinary Genitourinary Oncology Service at the N.C. Cancer Hospital.
On September 24, 2014, UNC Lineberger held a reception to honor Dr. Sharon Campbell, recipient of the 2014 Hyman L. Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award.
With his selection to the NIH Council of Councils, Terry Magnuson, PhD, becomes the first UNC scientist appointed to the board dedicated to funding the biggest ideas in medical research.
Sixteen years after scientists found the genes that control the circadian clock in all cells, the lab of UNC’s Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, discovered the mechanisms responsible for keeping the clock in sync.
Blossom Damania, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology, has been named Assistant Dean for Research at the UNC School of Medicine, effective immediately.
New clinical guidelines have been announced for the treatment of men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and Cancer Care Ontario (CCO). Ethan Basch, MD, director of the Cancer Outcomes Research Program at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, served as the co-chair of the ASCO/CCO expert panel that developed the guideline.
Upstream of the proteins that cancer cells use to proliferate sits RBM4, a gene-splicing protein that UNC researcher Zefeng Wang, PhD, discovered is drastically reduced in human lung and breast cancer cells.
Research led by UNC’s Kathleen Caron, PhD, shows that halting the protein CXCR7 leads to over activation of adrenomedullin, a hormone needed at proper levels for normal cardiovascular development
Thanks to you, 2013-14 was a big year for UNC Lineberger.
UNC Lineberger secures three major NCI grants to advance the nation’s clinical trials program.
Carey Anders, MD, UNC Lineberger member and associate professor, was a presenter and moderator at The 13th Annual Round Asia Oncology Forum (RAOF) in Hong Kong on August 29 - 30, 2014. The theme of this year’s forum was “Expanding our armory in personalized cancer treatment.”
The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy has received a $3 million gift from philanthropist and pharmaceutical-industry executive Fred Eshelman. Eshelman’s gift will support the work of the School’s Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery, led by UNC Lineberger member Stephen Frye, PhD. The center is dedicated to evaluating and developing potential drug targets discovered by UNC faculty.
James Swenberg, PhD, DVM, DACVP, Environmental Science & Engineering, Cancer Genetics, and additional co-authors have published "The endogenous exposome" in the July 2014 issue of DNA Repair. In the review, authors focused on the endogenous exposome, the DNA damage that arises from the production of endogenous electrophilic molecules in cells.
The National Cancer Institute has awarded Ben Major, PhD, assistant professor of Cell Biology and Physiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, with an R21 award of $275,000 to support his project “Mass spectrometry-coupled hypermorphic functional genomics”. The goal of the research is to develop gain-of-function screening technology to connect gene overexpression with signal transduction in cancer.
Six researchers have been awarded 2014 University Cancer Research Fund (UCRF) Innovation Awards for promoting innovative and new ideas in cancer research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.