Urologic oncology research news

The latest news and research in urologic oncology

Charles McDonald
Charles McDonald knows firsthand what patients need. As a sickle cell patient and a prostate cancer survivor, he has learned how to be an advocate, how to take care of his health and how to heed his body’s warning signs that something may be wrong.
A soft hat – and a tender heart
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.
UNC Oncology nurse seeks Kaps for Kids
Help her reach her 2,000-hat goal by December 16.
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.
Daniel Fischler
Daniel Fischler remembers the call. “When a doctor calls you at 10:30 on a Friday night, it’s not going to be good news.” He had undergone an MRI for a herniated disc, but when the test revealed a shadow on his left bowel, a CT was ordered. Then came the call from his doctor. “He told me that it was very likely a tumor. I was knocked out, shocked by the bad news.”
UNC Lineberger hosts Kidney Cancer Association Patient and Survivor Conference
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center hosted the Kidney Cancer Association Patient and Survivor Conference at the William & Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education on Saturday, December 13, 2014. Attendees from New Jersey, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, South Carolina and North Carolina gathered to hear presentations on topics such as managing treatment, new therapies and navigating the health care system.
Team of UNC Lineberger researchers published in Cancer
A team of researchers from UNC Lineberger and the University of California, Los Angeles published a paper in the current issue of Cancer, entitled “Provider-based research networks and diffusion of surgical technologies among patients with early-stage kidney cancer.” This study is the latest in a series from Lineberger researchers examining the impact of the National Cancer Institute’s Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP) as a potential facilitator for the dissemination of innovative cancer care practices into the broader community.
UNC Urology kicks off 3rd Annual UNC Movember Campaign
The UNC Department of Urology is once again participating in Movember, a global mustache-growing fundraising campaign meant to spark conversation and raise funds for men’s health programs.
Milowsky appointed medical director of the N.C. Cancer Hospital
CHAPEL HILL, NC – Matthew Milowsky, MD, associate professor and co-director of the Urologic Oncology Program at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been appointed as the clinic medical director of the N.C. Cancer Hospital.
Nielsen named Director of UNC Urologic Oncology
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.
Chen chosen for ASCO Leadership Development Program
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has chosen Ronald Chen, MD, MPH, assistant professor of radiation oncology and member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, as a member of the 2014-2015 ASCO Leadership Development Program.
UNC Department of Urology participates in Movember Campaign
Movember is a national campaign where teams are inspired to raise money, and grow mustaches, to support men’s health.
UNC Lineberger announces 2013 Excellence Awards
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and UNC Cancer Care honored four employees with 2013 Excellence Awards.
UNC Oncology nurse seeks Kaps for Kids
Help her reach her 2,000-hat goal by December 16.
Pruthi featured in OncLive on the dramatic shortage of urologists on the horizon
Raj Pruthi, MD, Chief of Urologic Surgery for the Urologic Oncology Program spoke at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA) in San Diego, California.
Basch discusses the value of patient-reported data in comparative effectiveness research in two webinars Dec. 11 and 12
Ethan Basch, MD, Director of the Cancer Outcomes Research Program at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, will be speaking in two webinars on comparative effectiveness on Tuesday, Dec. 11 and Wednesday, Dec. 12.
Ethan Basch joins UNC Lineberger to lead cancer outcomes research program
Chapel Hill, NC – Ethan Basch, MD, has joined the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Basch will be an associate professor of medicine and director of the cancer outcomes research program.
UNC Lineberger honors five clinical fellows
UNC Lineberger honored five clinical fellows for their research accomplishments and clinical excellence.
Wallen named 2012 American Urological Association Teacher of the Year
This award, initiated by the AUA Residents Committee and approved by the AUA Board, is presented annually to recognize an outstanding urology educator or program director who has dedicated a portion of his/her career to teaching residents and advancing urology graduate medical education.
Real-time fluorescent imaging guides kidney cancer surgery
First cases in Triangle done at UNC
Meet Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD - a kidney cancer doctor at UNC Lineberger
Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, thrives on discovery, whether in her lab developing a new experiment for kidney cancer or in her kitchen trying out a new food or cuisine.
Raj Pruthi Named Chief of Urologic Surgery in UNC School of Medicine
Study Shows Team Approach Benefits Cancer Patients
$3.3 Million to Fund Study of Comparative Effectiveness of Prostate Cancer Therapies
UNC Lineberger team will examine minority, underserved populations
Drug for Advanced Kidney Cancer Shrinks Tumors Prior to Surgery
UNC Lineberger Members Comment on Active Surveillance in Prostate Cancer Treatment