Der lab publishes in Cancer Discovery

January 10, 2020

UNC Lineberger’s Channing Der, PhD, Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Pharmacology, was co-corresponding author of a paper published in Cancer Discovery. Antje Schaefer, PhD, research assistant professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Pharmacology, was co-first author. In the study, researchers identified a new potential … Continued

UNC Lineberger faculty honored for highly cited research

December 1, 2019

The Web of Science Group’s 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list recognized 18 UNC Lineberger members for being among the world’s most influential researchers of the past decade. The listing is limited to researchers who have published multiple highly-cited papers that rank in the top 1 percent by citations for field and year. Approximately only 6,200 … Continued

Shea publishes five-year follow-up data on pretransplant induction strategy for mantle cell lymphoma

November 19, 2019

Thomas C. Shea, MD, professor emeritus, co-authored a study published in the journal Blood Advances. The study aimed to determine the optimal induction regimen for patient’s mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) receiving an autologous stem cell transplant. There is a standard option for the initial management of transplant-eligible mantle cell lymphoma. The approach is an aggressive … Continued

Mirlekar named recipient of Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer’s 2019 Young Investigator Award

November 18, 2019

The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer honored Rahul Mirlekar, PhD, a postdoctoral research associate at UNC Lineberger, as a recipient of its 2019 Young Investigator Award. The society honored Mirlekar at its 34th Annual Meeting, held Nov. 6-10 in National Harbor, Maryland. The meeting was expected to attract more than 4,000 researchers, clinicians, pharmacists and … Continued

Milowsky published in JAMA Oncology

November 5, 2019

UNC Lineberger’s Matthew Milowsky, MD, the George Gabriel Villere Distinguished Professor of Bladder and Genitourinary Cancer Research, section chief of Genitourinary Oncology and co-director of the Urologic Oncology Program, was published in JAMA Oncology. He was a co-author on the paper, which was published as a special communication in the journal. The report details discussions … Continued

NCI awards $1.68M grant to James to study gene important to childhood cancers

November 5, 2019

The National Cancer Institute has awarded more than $1.68 million across five years to UNC Lineberger’s Lindsey James, PhD, to study a gene that can control how other genes are expressed in cells, and when dysregulated, can lead to cancer. James is an assistant professor in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and a new … Continued

L’Oréal USA names Roden recipient of 2019 For Women in Science Fellowship

November 1, 2019

L’Oréal USA announced the recipients of the 2019 For Women in Science (FWIS) Fellowship, including Christine Roden, PhD, a postdoctoral research associate at UNC Lineberger. L’Oréal USA annually awards five female postdoctoral scientists grants of $60,000 each to advance their research. This is the 16th year of the program, which to date has recognized 80 … Continued

NIH awards grant to Painschab to improve multicentric Castleman disease treatment in Malawi

October 21, 2019

The National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center has awarded Matthew Painschab, MD, a five-year International Research Scientist Development Award to lead research into improving treatment for multicentric Castleman disease in Malawi. Working through the University of North Carolina Project-Malawi, a collaboration between UNC-Chapel Hill and the Malawi Ministry of Health, Painschab will lead a … Continued

Legant Named 2019 Packard Fellow

October 21, 2019

UNC Lineberger’s Wesley Legant, PhD, assistant professor in the UNC-NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Pharmacology, received a prestigious Packard Fellowship to enhance his research on new kinds of microscopy techniques to further biomedical discoveries at the UNC School of Medicine and beyond. Legant was one of 22 early-career scientists … Continued