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.
News and Stories
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.
UNC Lineberger researchers present findings at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
UNC Lineberger researchers and colleagues will be presenting the latest findings from basic, translational and clinical studies at the 45th annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
American Society of Clinical Oncology honors Spears with Patient Advocate Award
The American Society of Clinical Oncology and Conquer Cancer recognized UNC Lineberger’s Patty Spears with its Patient Advocate Award, the society’s highest honor, at the 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting.