In 1991, Jason Huckaby was an active college student in his third year at NC State. The chemical engineering major and avid mountain biker thought he had pulled a muscle but the pain didn’t subside. He visited a student health physician who immediately referred him to a Raleigh hospital where he was diagnosed with Stage 1 seminoma, a type of testicular cancer. He underwent surgery and then radiation at a second Raleigh facility.
Nancy Graham, a member of the N.C. Cancer Hospital Patient and Family Advisory Board, says “this Board is a working Board, doing more and more to make a difference for the patients and families. We’re not a Board that sits and says hello to each other every two months. We’re actively involved in many aspects of the cancer hospital.”
For Rivka From and her daughters Carlye and Courtney, genetic testing at UNC provided them with “an opportunity to live an amazing life,” Rivka says.
Reece Holbrook’s parents, Jennifer and Chad, noticed the bruises on the legs of Reece, their son. "We thought it might be the bruises of an active two-year old, " explained Jennifer Holbrook, “but when we saw bruises on his rib cage and small red dots, we took Reece to the pediatrician.” He ran blood tests and suggested that they come to UNC.
Ben Major (PhD, Cancer Cell Biology) was awarded a $225,000 grant from the Gabrielle's Angel Foundation to study the role of WNT signal transduction in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Support Program (CCSP) is now recruiting patients for a new online survey-based research study on the experiences of parents living with advanced cancer.
The ninth annual UNC Multidisciplinary Melanoma Conference brought more than 120 health care professionals from across the state on Thursday, February 12 to learn about the detection and treatment of melanoma.
The latest installment in UNC Health Care's Real Medicine video series features Ashley Burnette, 11-year-old cancer survivor and Patient Ambassador at the North Carolina Children's Hospital.
With new funding, a UNC startup is poised to halt the most devastating effects of chemotherapy.
To give back to an institution that he credits with saving his mother’s life, America’s top-ranked men’s singles tennis player John Isner returned to his hometown of Greensboro on Saturday, February 7th for his annual tennis exhibition event.
To identify important medical questions that haven’t been fully answered by researchers yet, doctor and researcher Angela Smith is turning to patients for guidance.
Most 12 year olds collect Pokemon or baseball cards. But, for 7th grader Gray Garber, it’s hats. And not just any hats. Hats that are fun, happy and perfectly soft on the inside – soft enough for the delicate heads of pediatric cancer patients at the N.C. Cancer Hospital.
One of nation’s top universities yields more than 150 startup companies to date, including G1 Therapeutics, creating jobs and advancing innovation and entrepreneurship.
Device that drives drugs into solid tumors that are poorly vascularized opens the possibility of life-saving surgeries in cancer patients.
After comparing the survival outcomes of older and younger people with head and neck cancer, UNC Lineberger researchers have found that age alone shouldn’t dictate a patient’s treatment. The findings were published January 12 online in the journal The Oncologist.
UNC Board of Trustees chair and cancer survivor Lowry Caudill headlines 28th Annual Lineberger Club event
Nearly 300 UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center supporters gathered at the Carolina Inn to hear the remarks of distinguished UNC alumnus Lowry Caudill, PhD, on January 24, 2015 during the 28th Annual Lineberger Club Lunch and Basketball Game.
A UNC Lineberger researcher has pointed to a need for more data on whether new technology designed to better detect men at higher-risk for prostate cancer will also mean improvements in survival rates and symptoms.
When a young woman receives a cancer diagnosis, her obvious first thought is “I want to survive this.” When that cancer diagnosis has an impact on her ability to have children, she has a second thought.
A study co-led by a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher has identified genomic changes in head and neck cancers linked to the sexually transmitted disease HPV -- the latest finding of a collaborative scientific effort designed to map out the genomic changes driving cancer.
UNC geneticists create the first mouse model of ovarian clear cell carcinoma; show how a known drug can suppress tumor growth.