UNC Lineberger’s Benjamin Vincent, MD, an assistant professor in the UNC School of Medicine Division of Hematology/Oncology, was co-corresponding author of a study included in the journal Immunity’s “Best of 2018” reprint collection. 

UNC Lineberger’s Ben Vincent, MD, and Jonathan Serody, MD.

Jonathan Serody, MD, UNC Lineberger’s associate director for translational sciences and the Elizabeth Thomas Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology in the UNC School of Medicine, was a co-author.

In the study, “The Immune Landscape of Cancer,” researchers reported their results of an analysis of immune responses in approximately 10,000 tumor samples. They revealed a new method for categorizing cancers based on their findings about the characteristics of the immune “microenvironment,” which they discovered using different types of genomic analysis, including RNA-sequencing.

For the work, UNC Lineberger researchers worked with their colleagues from The Cancer Genome Atlas to analyze thousands of cancer samples across multiple different tumor types.

To access the journal’s “Best of 2018” collection, click here.