Woods appointed to leadership role with national clinical trials group

May 23, 2019

William A. Wood, MD, associate professor in the UNC School of Medicine Division of Hematology/Oncology and UNC Lineberger, was recently appointed vice chair of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology’s Transplant and Cell Based Therapies Committee. He succeeds Thomas C. Shea, MD, the John William Pope Distinguished Professor in Cancer Research at UNC Lineberger … Continued

American Thoracic Society honors Rivera for lifetime achievement

May 22, 2019

The Thoracic Oncology Assembly of the American Thoracic Society presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to UNC Lineberger’s M. Patricia Rivera, MD, professor of Medicine in the UNC School of Medicine’s Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Rivera was recognized at the society’s international conference in Dallas in May, for her outstanding scientific contributions in … Continued

UNC Lineberger researchers convene panel to examine thyroid cancer trends in NC

May 20, 2019

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center leaders brought together a team of doctors, epidemiologists and environmental scientists on May 13 to discuss patterns and causes of thyroid cancer in North Carolina – a meeting convened in response to community concerns about thyroid cancer trends in Iredell County. Experts from the National Cancer Institute, … Continued

A caring cancer community: mom, daughter support other pediatric patients

May 10, 2019

Lorelei Partin’s cancer journey has led her mom, Katie Ware, to discover a whole new community of friends and a hidden talent for fundraising along the way. Diagnosed two years ago, Lorelei cannot wait to ring the bell to mark the end of her leukemia treatments, but she’s going to miss the people at the N.C. Cancer Hospital’s Pediatric Hematology Oncology Clinic, including her doctor, UNC Lineberger’s Thomas Alexander, MD, MPH.

Perou recognized as a ‘Giant of Cancer’

May 6, 2019

OncLive has named UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Charles M. Perou, PhD, as a 2019 Giant of Cancer Care. Perou is being honored for his scientific achievements that have advanced the field of cancer diagnostics and is one of 15 cancer clinicians and scientists who will be recognized at the Giants of Cancer Care Winners’ … Continued

UNC Lineberger’s research symposium draws more than 500 registrants

May 2, 2019

Can scientists wake up sleeping tumor suppressor molecules in cancer cells? What are the genetic features of cancer cells that contribute to some forms of prostate cancer developing resistance to multiple lines of treatment? Those were some of the topics covered at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s 43rd Annual Scientific Symposium at the William & … Continued

Cancer patients, doctors find healing, health in exercise

May 2, 2019

UNC Lineberger’s Get Real and Heel is a free exercise program for cancer survivors that offers a dedicated workout space staffed by trainers who develop individualized plans to help people manage cancer treatment-related symptoms and improve their chances of survivorship while increasing their quality of life.

Marzluff lab to collaborate on gene editing project

May 2, 2019

UNC Lineberger’s William Marzluff, PhD, William Rand Kenan Professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics, will collaborate with Research Triangle Park-based Cell Microsystems in an effort to speed the use of CRISPR technology in lab experiments. The company was awarded two federal Small Business Innovation and Research awards totaling $1.9 … Continued

Melanoma Patient Day symposium to include talks on treatment, nutrition

April 30, 2019

The University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the N.C. Cancer Hospital are partnering with the Melanoma Research Foundation to host Melanoma Patient Day, an afternoon symposium offering information and support for patients with melanoma. The event will be held May 6 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the William and Ida Friday … Continued