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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.

A few minutes with Ken Johnson

July 30, 2018

North Carolina native Ken Johnson knows what hard work looks like. He grew up on a dairy farm milking more than 50 cows multiple times a day, joined the Army right out of high school and has been fighting multiple myeloma for the past 20 years. We recently sat down with Johnson to talk about how he made a connection with UNC Lineberger, his involvement with the Patient and Family Advisory Council and why he feels volunteering is something everyone should do.

A few minutes with Regina Jones

November 30, 2017

A desire to give back has led breast cancer survivor Regina Jones to volunteer at the N.C. Cancer Hospital, UNC Lineberger’s clinical home. Jones is a member of the Patient & Family Advisory Council, or PFAC, which is composed of patients, family members, survivors, caregivers and staff who work together to ensure that patients receive the highest level of care.

Amy Charney

July 21, 2015

Amy Charney had already registered to run the 2015 Boston Marathon when she was told she had breast cancer. But not even that diagnosis and active treatment would keep her from crossing the finish line in her hometown of Boston.

Veatrice Harris

June 23, 2015

Veatrice Harris wasn’t afraid of battling cancer. She leaned on her faith, her family, and her UNC caregivers to face the toughest year of her life. Now, thanks to an innovative procedure called a 50/50 bone marrow transplant, Veatrice has renewed hope for 2015.

Liam Canard

May 29, 2015

Nearly a year ago, thirteen-year-old Liam Canard, of Raleigh, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Although his fight against the disease goes on today, he has already won by continuing to do what he loves.

Bobby Kadis

May 13, 2015

These days Bobby Kadis is living life to the fullest. After being diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer, he enrolled in a UNC Lineberger clinical trial using a combination of targeted drug therapies. Now the avid potter, mountain climber and yoga enthusiast celebrates life to its fullest.

Ellen Martin

May 4, 2015

A busy mom of two, Ellen Martin battled breast cancer with two powerful weapons – resilience and research. Following an aggressive breast cancer diagnosis, Ellen is now in remission thanks to a treatment plan driven by the latest findings in breast cancer research.

Roger Johnson

April 23, 2015

Siler City native Roger Johnson knows the value of personalized medicine. After being diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2013, physicians at UNC sequenced his tumor to better understand the genetics driving his cancer.