Department of Radiation Oncology earns prestigious national accreditation

August 19, 2019

The American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and 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 … Continued

Lorelei rings the bell

August 14, 2019

Seven-year-old Lorelei Partin celebrated completing her chemotherapy treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia by ringing the ceremonial bell in the N.C. Cancer Hospital’s pediatric hematology-oncology clinic.

Researchers develop method for identifying aggressive breast cancer drivers

August 13, 2019

Precision cancer medicine requires personalized biomarkers to identify patients who will benefit from specific cancer therapies. In an effort to improve the accuracy of predictions about prognosis for patients with breast cancer and the efficacy of personalized therapy, University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have developed a method to precisely identify individual … Continued

Workshop offers insight, support after cancer treatment ends

August 13, 2019

When a person being treated for cancer transitions from the active to post-treatment phase of care, the disruption to what had become routine and familiar can create feelings of uncertainty and anxiety. Recognizing the array of challenges a person may face following treatment, UNC Lineberger is offering a free workshop to help cancer survivors and … 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

Constellation Brands’ outreach and generosity help cancer patients in need

July 31, 2019

August in North Carolina can mean many things — back to school, sweltering heat, an end to a great summer — but for those who benefit from UNC Lineberger’s Comprehensive Cancer Support Program, it’s also a time of thanksgiving. For the past nine years, Constellation Brands and Corona wholesalers and retailers across North Carolina have … Continued