Susan G. Komen awards nearly $1.5M in breast cancer research grants to UNC Lineberger

September 16, 2019

Susan G. Komen® today announced it was providing $1.45 million in research grants to three UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center members as part of a national campaign focused on metastatic breast cancer, developing new, more-effective treatments, and addressing disparities in breast cancer outcomes. The grants support Komen’s commitment to achieve its Bold Goal to reduce … Continued

Brewer, Lazard lead publication in Tobacco Control

September 9, 2019

UNC Lineberger’s Noel Brewer, PhD, and Allison Lazard, PhD, led a recent publication in the journal Tobacco Control. The study, “Communicating about chemicals in cigarette smoke: impact on knowledge and misunderstanding,” delved into whether websites with information about harmful chemicals in tobacco products were “understandable and not misleading to a lay person.” In the study, … Continued

Amelio named top recipient of 2019 IADR Joseph Lister Award for New Investigators

August 26, 2019

UNC Lineberger’s Antonio Amelio, PhD, assistant professor in the UNC Adams School of Dentistry, was named the first place recipient of the 2019 IADR Joseph Lister Award for New Investigators. The award is managed by the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), and supported by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., makers of Listerine. The competition … Continued

Amelio co-corresponding author of paper in Scientific Reports

August 26, 2019

UNC Lineberger’s Antonio Amelio, PhD, assistant professor in the UNC Adams School of Dentistry, was co-corresponding author of a paper published in Scientific Reports along with Katsuhiro Uzawa of Chiba University in Japan. In the study, researchers used gene expression profiling and molecular validation to explore alternative mechanisms driving resistance to the drug cetuximab in … Continued

Wang leads study published in Advanced Science

August 26, 2019

UNC Lineberger’s Andrew Z. Wang, MD, an associate professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology, was corresponding author of a paper published in Advanced Science. The study reported on the development of a “nanopatch” to prevent postsurgical adhesion, which is when scar tissue joins two different tissues after surgery. They reported … Continued

Department of Radiation Oncology earns prestigious national accreditation

August 19, 2019

The American Society for Radiology Oncology has awarded its highest level of accreditation to the UNC Medical Center’s Department of Radiation Oncology. UNC is the only academic medical center to earn the honor in North Carolina. McCreary Cancer Center at Caldwell UNC Health Care also has obtained the accreditation. The ASTRO Accreditation Program for Excellence … Continued

Der leads study published in Science Signaling

August 13, 2019

UNC Lineberger’s Channing Der, PhD, Kenan Distinguished Professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Pharmacology, was corresponding author of a paper published in Science Signaling. The study identified a potential therapeutic target for patients with KRAS-mutant pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Der and his colleagues described in the paper the use of a screening strategy … Continued

Muss leads study published in Journal of Clinical Oncology

August 13, 2019

UNC Lineberger’s Hyman B. Muss, MD, the Mary Jones Hudson Distinguished Professor in the UNC School of Medicine Division of Hematology/Oncology and director of UNC Lineberger’s geriatric oncology program, led a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology that found that older patients with early breast cancer had lower rate of recurrence when treated … Continued

Nielsen published in JAMA Internal Medicine

August 13, 2019

UNC Lineberger’s Matthew Nielsen, MD, MS, associate professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Urology, was the corresponding author of a paper published in JAMA Internal Medicine that assessed five different guidelines for evaluating blood in the urine. Nielsen and his co-authors, including UNC Lineberger’s Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH, and Mihaela Georgieva, PhD, … Continued