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A few minutes with is a profile series on the people of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the North Carolina Basnight Cancer Hospital, the clinical home of UNC Lineberger.

Get to know the people behind the research, administration, training and education, patient care, and other areas who help make a difference in the lives of our patients and further the mission of UNC Lineberger.

Want to nominate someone to be profiled? Please email Taylor Lisenby,, with their name, title, email address and a sentence about why this person should be featured.

  • Oncologist Sid Sheth meets with a patient and their caregiver in a clinic room.

    A few minutes with Siddharth Sheth, DO, MPH

    For Siddharth Sheth, DO, MPH, he knew UNC was the place for him when he pursued his first faculty position in medicine. However, it wasn’t just UNC that shaped his medical career. When Sheth’s mom was diagnosed with cancer and later relapsed, he knew oncology was the right path for him.

  • Headshot of Catherine Cheng.

    A few minutes with Catherine Cheng, CCRP

    Catherine Cheng, CCRP, helped launch the first phase of the UNC Lineberger cellular therapy program’s research protocols.

  • Headshot of Ronny Bell.

    A few minutes with Ronny Bell, PhD, MS

    Ronny Bell, PhD, MS, continues to serve his community and give back to the native population that he cares for deeply, personally and professionally.

  • Headshot of Dean Staley.

    A few minutes with Dean Staley

    Dean Staley is an administration support associate at UNC Lineberger and likely the first person people see when they walk into the cancer center’s director’s office.

  • Headshot of Justin Ashby.

    A few minutes with Justin Ashby

    After losing his grandfather to pancreatic cancer, Justin Ashby knew he wanted to work in a lab that focused on developing new treatments for pancreatic cancer.

  • Headshot of Tammy Allred.

    A few minutes with Tammy Allred, RN

    Tammy Allred, RN, a thoracic oncology nurse navigator, tells her patients that she will be their “lighthouse to guide them through the storm that is cancer.”

  • Headshot of Amy DePue

    A few minutes with Amy Depue, RN, MSN, OCN, CBCN

    Amy Depue, RN, MSN, OCN, CBCN, has served breast cancer patients at the N.C. Basnight Cancer Hospital as a nurse navigator, helping patients and caregivers organize multifaceted cancer treatments.

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