Assistant Professor, Surgical Oncology
Area of Interest
General surgical oncology, sarcoma, endocrine surgery, complex skin cancers, gastrointestinal malignancy, breast surgical oncology including excisional biopsy; lumpectomy; mastectomy; skin-sparing mastectomy; nipple-sparing mastectomy; oncoplastic surgery; sentinel lymph node biopsy and mapping; axillary node dissection; locally advanced breast cancer; breast cancer in young women; high risk breast cancer patients, breast sarcomas.
Breast cancer molecular biology, hormone response and mechanisms of hormone resistance in breast cancer.
Awards and Honors
- Society of Surgical Oncology Young Investigator Award, 2023
News and Stories
Cancer patients donate tissue to help find new treatments
Missy Van Lokeren was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2018, and has became a patient advocate spreading awareness for tissue donation through the Patients And Researchers Together (PART) program.
Spanheimer earns Society of Surgical Oncology Young Investigator Award
UNC Lineberger’s Philip Spanheimer, MD, was presented with a Young Investigator Award at the Society of Surgical Oncology annual meeting.
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.
UNC Lineberger awards $1.1 million in developmental research grants
UNC Lineberger awarded 17 developmental research grants totaling nearly $1.1 million to faculty during the spring 2022 award cycle.