UNC Lineberger to hold 43rd annual scientific symposium April 29-30

March 19, 2019

The University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s 43rd annual Scientific Symposium will feature talks by scientists from UNC Lineberger and from around the country, including three recipients of the prestigious Lasker Award, on the topic of dysregulated signaling in cancer. The symposium, which will be held April 29-30 at the William and Ida … Continued

Precision oncology insights revealed for colorectal cancer

March 19, 2019

Next-generation sequencing of tumor DNA from patients with colorectal cancer revealed genetic alterations that were linked to different survival and treatment outcomes in an analysis led by a University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher. The findings, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, could help define strategies to more effectively treat colorectal … Continued

Scientists discover key enzyme in breast cancer proliferation, treatment resistance

March 12, 2019

Basal-like breast cancer is the most aggressive and difficult-to-treat subtype of breast cancer, and it largely overlaps with the triple-negative classification of the disease. Patients are in dire need of improved therapies that attack the underlying cellular features of these types of breast cancer. Now scientists at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer … Continued

Melanoma symposium to include talks on treatment, nutrition

March 11, 2019

The University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the N.C. Cancer Hospital are partnering with the Melanoma Research Foundation to host Melanoma Patient Day, an afternoon symposium offering information and support for patients with melanoma. The event will be held May 6 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the William and Ida Friday … Continued

Potential treatment strategy uncovered for pancreatic cancer

March 4, 2019

Scientists at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center discovered a technique to make pancreatic cancer cells reliant on one energy source and then starve them of it — a finding that has led to clinical studies of a novel treatment strategy for one of the deadliest cancers. Published in the journal Nature … Continued

New studies aim to improve melanoma diagnosis

February 28, 2019

A pair of studies led by University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers could aid in improved diagnosis for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. The studies, led by UNC Lineberger’s Nancy Thomas, MD, PhD, Irene & Robert Alan Briggaman Distinguished Professor and Chair in the UNC School of Medicine Department of … Continued

Patient-reported symptoms offer insight for clinical trials

February 25, 2019

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers and collaborators found that allowing patients to write, in their own words, about treatment-related symptoms they experienced while participating in clinical trials can provide valuable information. In a first-of-its-kind study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, researchers examined two different methods of … Continued

World traveler finds cancer is just another mountain to climb

February 25, 2019

For a seasoned traveler like Anita McAllister, you’d think exploring the mountainous terrain around Machu Picchu was the most memorable and challenging experience of her life. But a breast cancer diagnosis sent her on a new journey, one that has expanded her horizons beyond the mountains of Peru and has given her a new purpose. … Continued

Researchers discover potential attack strategy for aggressive breast cancer

February 20, 2019

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have designed a novel way to attack an aggressive breast cancer. By working with a drug development company, they hope their laboratory discovery will translate to a new treatment combination in the clinic in the future. The latest finding, described in the journal Cancer Cell International, … Continued