Chung honored with Jefferson Pilot Award

June 18, 2019

The UNC School of Medicine has selected UNC Lineberger’s Arlene Chung, MD, MHA, MMCi, assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics, as one of two recipients of the Jefferson Pilot Award, along with Jiandong Liu, PhD, associate professor of pathology and laboratory medicine. Each will receive $5,000 for each of the next four years to support … Continued

Malpica Castillo receives ASH Research Training Award for Fellows

June 18, 2019

Luis Malpica Castillo, MD, a fellow in in the UNC School of Medicine Division of Hematology/Oncology, was awarded one of the Research Training Award for Fellows from the American Society of Hematology. The award is designed to encourage junior researchers in hematology, hematology/oncology, and other hematology-related training programs to pursue careers in academic hematology, according … Continued

UNC fellows receive Conquer Cancer Foundation’s Young Investigator Awards

June 18, 2019

The Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has awarded Young Investigator Awards to two fellows from the UNC School of Medicine. Siddharth Sheth, DO, MPH, and Luis Malpica Castillo, MD. These awards provide funding to early to mid-career oncologists conducting clinical research. Research projects conducted by this year’s awardees seek … Continued

Hematology/oncology fellows selected to attend ASCO/AACR workshop

June 18, 2019

Three fellows in the UNC School of Medicine Division of Hematology/Oncology, Daniel Richardson, MD, Tim Voorhees, MD, and Matthew Painschab, MD, were selected to participate in the ASCO/AACR Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Workshop in Vail, Colorado, July 27-Aug. 2. The intensive workshop covers the essentials of effective clinical trial designs of therapeutic interventions in … Continued

Researchers identify traits linked to better outcomes in HPV-linked head and neck cancer

June 13, 2019

Using a new blood test that’s in development, University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers identified characteristics that could be used to personalize treatment for patients with a type of head and neck cancer linked to HPV infection. Researchers believe the findings, published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, could help identify those … Continued

UNC Lineberger recognizes 2018 Pagano Award recipients

June 10, 2019

UNC Lineberger presented three postdoctoral fellows with the 2018 Joseph S. Pagano Award to recognize their leadership of notable scientific publications. Kirsten Bryant, PhD, Ari Pani, PhD, and John Pryor, PhD, were selected through a competitive process for the honor, which comes with a $2,500 award. The three recipients will be formally recognized in a … Continued

Study co-led by Vincent published in Immunity’s ‘Best of 2018’

June 3, 2019

UNC Lineberger’s Benjamin Vincent, MD, an assistant professor in the UNC School of Medicine Division of Hematology/Oncology, was co-corresponding author of a study included in the journal Immunity’s “Best of 2018” reprint collection.  Jonathan Serody, MD, UNC Lineberger’s associate director for translational sciences and the Elizabeth Thomas Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology in the … Continued

Carey recognized as fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology

June 3, 2019

Lisa A. Carey, MD, FASCO, was named a fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology during its annual meeting in Chicago, May 31-June 4. The distinction recognizes ASCO members for their extraordinary volunteer service, dedication, and commitment to the organization, which represents nearly 45,000 oncology professionals who care for people living with cancer. Carey, … Continued

Ting elected vice president of the American Association of Immunologists

June 3, 2019

Jenny P. Ting, PhD, the William Kenan Professor of Genetics and Microbiology & Immunology has been elected to serve as vice president of the American Association of Immunologists for the 2019-2020 term. Ting has been an active member of the organization for since 1997. AAI is dedicated to advancing the field of immunology and fostering … Continued

Men with early-stage prostate cancer who choose active surveillance often don’t follow monitoring guidelines

June 2, 2019

Preliminary results from a University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center study found that just 15 percent of a group of men in North Carolina with early-stage prostate cancer who choose active surveillance instead of treatment followed the recommended monitoring guidelines. The findings, which were presented today at the American Society of Clinical Oncology … Continued