In his role as UNC Lineberger's senior executive director of development and communications, Martin Baucom will lead the organization’s efforts to secure philanthropic support and expand awareness of the center to further the work of scientists and physicians who are revolutionizing cancer research and lifesaving care for the people of North Carolina.
Watch this video to learn more about UNC Lineberger's Comprehensive Cancer Support Program (CCSP), a multidisciplinary program dedicated to helping patients, caregivers and families with cancer treatment, recovery and survivorship.
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.
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.