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Goldberg Named Associate Group Chair of CALGB

April 1, 2010

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -Richard M. Goldberg, MD has been appointed to a newly-created position with the Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB), a national clinical research group sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Dr. Goldberg, who is Physician-in-Chief of the N.C. Cancer Hospital and Chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology at UNC-Chapel … Read more

Supporters Step Out for Inaugural Get REAL & HEEL 5K Walk

April 1, 2010

From L – R: Katy Gilliam (Pink Pacer member), Jennifer Cashion (GR&H program coordinator), Carrie Gilmore (Pink Pacer member), Diane Groff (GR&H program co-Director and founder), Claudio Battaglini (GR&H program co-Director and founder), Brooke Bowersox (Pink Pacer member), Amber Alsobrooks (GR&H licensed recreation therapist), Jean Owen (GR&H certified exercise oncology trainer and exercise trainers supervisor)Over … Read more

Daniel L. Clarke-Pearson Elected President of Society of Gynecologic Oncologists

March 29, 2010

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Daniel L. Clarke-Pearson, MD, chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Robert A. Ross Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, was elected the 42nd President of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) at the organization’s 41st Annual … Read more

UCRF Strategic Plan Moves to Implementation

March 26, 2010

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The University Cancer Research Fund (UCRF) is a nation-leading investment in research to reduce the burden of cancer in North Carolina – our state’s leading cause of death. Established in August 2007 by the State of North Carolina, the fund supports cancer research at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and … Read more

University Cancer Research Fund 2009 Innovation Awards Announced

March 24, 2010

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The University Cancer Research Fund Innovation Awards are designed to foster new research, with a preference given to multi-component scientific research in strategic areas within the UCRF’s mission of discovery, innovation, and delivery. The innovation awards are part of UCRF’s investment in leading-edge researchers and innovative research ideas, which build research … Read more

Etta Pisano, MD, Featured in Current Issue of Carolina Alumni Review

March 24, 2010

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The March/April 2010 issue of the Carolina Alumni Review features UNC Lineberger member Etta Pisano, MD, in an article titled “A Brilliant Impatience,” written by Beth McNichol ’95. The Carolina Alumni Review is a publication of the University of North Carolina General Alumni Association. Read full article.

Clinical Trial Shows Promise for Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

March 17, 2010

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – A clinical trial led by UNC Lineberger physician-researcher Mark Socinski, MD has shown that Abraxane® — a chemotherapy agent previously used for metastatic breast cancer – is effective as a first-line treatment for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer. The Phase 3 trial, which was conducted at UNC and 101 … Read more

Movies, Microscopes, Metastasis and Melanoma

March 16, 2010

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Jim Bear’s movies won’t win Oscars, but they may save lives. He makes movies of moving cells, movements that can help or harm the body. Bear studies cell migration. “Cell migration is something that’s with us from birth to death. It’s a process that happens during development when we are in … Read more

UNC’s DeSimone receives American Chemical Society honor

March 16, 2010

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Chemist Joseph DeSimone, PhD, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been honored by the American Chemical Society for his outstanding contributions to chemistry research.DeSimone received the Harrison Howe Award, named for one of the founders of the society’s Rochester section. Howe was the founding editor of Chemical … Read more

A Look Back at the Gravely Building

March 10, 2010

Origin of the Gravely Building The state of North Carolina built Gravely Sanatorium in Chapel Hill, which opened in 1953, to provide treatment for people facing a then-leading cause of death: tuberculosis. TB was such a problem in North Carolina that many young men were rejected for service in WWII because of it. More than … Read more