Research Manager, Patient Advocates for Research Council
Office of Clinical & Translational Research in Oncology
Patty Spears provides scientific leadership and guidance to advance OCTR translational trials and data management of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology breast cancer research trials.
Patty hopes to combine her scientific research and patient research advocacy experience to have an impact on the local and national fight against breast cancer.
Awards and Honors
- Susan G. Komen Research Advocacy Champion Award, 2023
News and Stories
Susan G. Komen® honors Gupta and Spears for advancing breast cancer outcomes
Gaorav Gupta, MD, PhD, and Patricia Spears, FASCO, were recognized for their work to drive discoveries and improve breast cancer patient outcomes.
Cancer center researchers to present latest findings at international breast cancer meeting
The San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium features presentations outlining basic, translational, clinical and community-based study findings focused on advancing the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.
American Association for Cancer Research’s annual meeting to feature UNC Lineberger experts, research
UNC Lineberger faculty and trainees will be presenting their research findings and sharing their insights at education sessions during the American Association for Cancer Research’s annual meeting April 14-19.
Immune system B-cells can help predict HER2-positive breast cancer treatment response
Researchers report specific immune system cells can help them determine whether HER2-positive breast cancer will respond to treatment.