Recent News

Patient research advocates help scientists-in-training communicate findings more effectively
UNC Lineberger’s Patient Research Advocacy Group will help scientists and trainees to consider the patient perspective when conducting and presenting their research.
Researchers define structure, function of enzyme key to blood cancers
In the journal Nature, UNC Lineberger's Greg Wang, PhD, and colleagues reported findings about the structure and function of the DNMT3A enzyme complex, which helps control gene expression.
HIV exports viral protein in cellular packages
A study from the lab of UNC Lineberger's Dirk Dittmer, PhD, found that HIV sends out a protein called Nef in cellular packages called exosomes.
Gene therapy researchers find viral barcode to cross the blood-brain barrier
Scientists led by UNC Lineberger's Aravind Asokan, PhD, reveal how certain gene-carrying AAV vectors can penetrate the brain more efficiently to treat brain and spinal cord conditions, while reducing liver payload.
Milowsky to co-chair national bladder cancer task force
Matthew Milowsky, MD, will help oversee a panel that provides insight on bladder cancer research and priorities proposed by the National Cancer Institute’s Genitourinary Cancers Steering Committee.
UNC Lineberger researcher launches startup to improve radiation treatment in developing world
UNC Lineberger's Sha Chang, PhD, was named to the latest class of KickStart Venture Services' Commercialization Award winners. She plans to use the funding to launch test site implementation of the startup's solution for improving radiation treatment precision for cancer.
Health indicators for newborns of breast cancer survivors may vary by cancer type
In a study published in the International Journal of Cancer, researchers led by UNC Lineberger's Hazel Nichols, PhD, analyzed health indicators for children born to young breast cancer survivors in North Carolina.
Adolescents not susceptible to cigarette smoking are using e-cigarettes
In a study led by UNC Lineberger's Adam Goldstein, MD, researchers found that efforts are needed to help youth remain nicotine free – especially those adolescents who aren’t otherwise susceptible to smoking cigarettes.
UNC Lineberger physician-researchers receive Pope Clinical Fellows Awards for 2016
The $5,000 awards, supported by the John William Pope Foundation, are given annually to up to three emerging physician-researchers.