Researchers discover potential attack strategy for aggressive breast cancer

February 20, 2019

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have designed a novel way to attack an aggressive breast cancer. By working with a drug development company, they hope their laboratory discovery will translate to a new treatment combination in the clinic in the future. The latest finding, described in the journal Cancer Cell International, … Continued

Virus linked to cancer takes over ‘cellular mail’ to alter tumor environment

February 19, 2019

A virus linked to cancer can hijack the host’s cellular mail and could help drive changes in the environment around tumors, researchers from the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center found. A study published in PLOS Pathogens reports the Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpes virus can commandeer a mail system that host cells use to … Continued

Researchers identify cluster of N.C. counties with higher colorectal cancer death rates

February 18, 2019

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have uncovered county-level factors linked to higher colorectal cancer mortality rates in a cluster of counties in northeastern North Carolina. In the journal Cancer Epidemiology, researchers report 10 counties in northeastern North Carolina are part of a cluster of counties with higher rates of colorectal cancer … Continued

Researchers review metastatic melanoma treatment

February 15, 2019

Researchers led by UNC Lineberger’s David Ollila, MD, FACS, the James H. and Jesse E. Millis Distinguished Professor in the UNC School of Medicine Division of Surgical Oncology, reviewed the results for 80 adult metastatic melanoma patients treated with talimogene laherparepvec, or TVEC. Injection of TVEC effectively treated almost 40 percent of patients with tumors … Continued

Lineberger Club features ovarian cancer survivor, advocate

February 15, 2019

While Marie Wood felt like she had just been to war, still, she was happy. After a diagnosis of ovarian cancer, surgery and six months of chemotherapy, the Greensboro resident, mother of four and successful interior designer learned her cancer was in remission. Life was good. She had just wrapped up the holidays with her … Continued

UNC-led team awarded $5.1M for cervical cancer prevention effort in Malawi

February 6, 2019

The United States Agency for International Development, in partnership with the U.S. National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, will fund two new programs to prevent cervical cancer in sub-Saharan Africa, including a project led by UNC scientists and physicians in Malawi.

UNC, Ribisl among the highest ranked producers of scientific papers on e-cigarettes

February 5, 2019

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill published the third most number of scientific publications about electronic cigarettes between 2003-2018, according to a study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The paper also cited UNC Lineberger’s Kurt Ribisl, PhD, as one of the most prolific e-cigarette scientists.