St. Baldrick’s awards grant to Alexander to study resistant leukemia

July 25, 2019

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation has awarded a research grant to University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center physician-scientist Thomas Alexander, MD, MPH, to support his research focused on the biology of acute lymphoblastic leukemia that doesn’t fully respond to treatment. The grant, for $94,800, is from the latest round of grants from the St. … Continued

Woodcock awarded grant to study markers of immunotherapy response in lung cancer

July 23, 2019

The Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina has awarded $25,000 to Mark Woodcock, MD, to support a research effort to identify characteristics of lung cancer patients who will respond to treatments that unlock the immune system against cancer. Woodcock, a fellow in the UNC School of Medicine Division of Hematology/Oncology, was awarded a 2019-20 Lung … Continued

Researchers unveil experimental compound to block therapeutic target in blood cancer

July 22, 2019

Researchers at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered a hyperactive cell signal that contributes to tumor growth in an aggressive blood cancer. They also developed an experimental therapeutic to block the signal and slow tumor growth. In the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers reported they have identified a … Continued

Ogilvie receives Michael S. O’Malley Alumni Award for Publication Excellence in Cancer Population Sciences

July 19, 2019

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center has recognized Gina Ogilvie, MD, MSc, FCFP, DrPH, with the Michael S. O’Malley Alumni Award for Publication Excellence in Cancer Population Sciences. The award, which comes with a $3,000 prize, recognizes an outstanding publication by a graduate of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health that … Continued

Islam receives 2019 Marci K. Campbell Dissertation Award

July 15, 2019

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center has awarded Jessica Islam, MPH, with the 2019 Marci K. Campbell Dissertation Award, which is a competitive award given to recognize excellence in dissertation research focused on cancer and the population sciences. Islam, a doctoral candidate in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, was honored … Continued

Amelio published in Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology

July 12, 2019

A new study led by UNC Lineberger’s Antonio “Tony” Amelio, PhD, and colleagues was published in the journal Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology, and featured on the cover of the July issue. Amelio is an assistant professor in the UNC Adams School of Dentistry Division of Oral and Craniofacial Health Sciences. … Continued

Scientists publish overview of the latest in cancer vaccine target research

July 12, 2019

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have published a review of experimental cancer vaccines that identified areas of promise and challenges for the field. In the Nature Reviews Cancer, researchers outlined current research into targets for therapeutic cancer vaccines, an area of active investigation focused on boosting immune responses to cancer. “Generally, … Continued

UNC Lineberger names Darr associate director of administration

July 9, 2019

David B. Darr has been appointed associate director of administration of the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. In this important cancer center role, Darr is responsible for overseeing the general administration and staff of UNC Lineberger as well as facility operations, space assessment of Center campus and off campus units, strategic planning, … Continued

Patients, researchers seek melanoma solutions

July 2, 2019

Ten years after he first discovered cancerous brown marks growing on his shoulder, Michael Martin learned the skin cancer was back. He already had the melanoma removed surgically twice, but the cancer came back a third time, and it had spread. Now the cancer was on his lung — the cancerous cells were surgically removed … Continued