UNC Lineberger speed-date leverages academic, clinical excellence from two campuses

December 4, 2015

UNC Lineberger hosted its second speed-date at the Pagano Conference Room to match biomedical engineers from the UNC & NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering with surgeons from the UNC School of Medicine Department of Surgery. Competitors formed teams to pitch research ideas, with the top three teams winning grant awards.

Dr. Ron Chen — An agent for change

December 3, 2015

Ron Chen, MD, MPH, a physician-researcher at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and an associate professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology, made a decision as a college student that ultimately led him to his calling as a cancer physician and researcher.

Liquid Metal ‘Nano-Terminators’ Target Cancer Cells

December 3, 2015

The new cancer drug delivery system developed by the UNC School of Medicine and North Carolina State University improves efficacy of standard chemotherapy for ovarian cancer in mice with limited toxicity.

False-Positive Mammograms May Indicate Increased Risk of Breast Cancer Later

December 2, 2015

Women with a history of a false-positive mammogram result may be at increased risk of developing breast cancer for up to 10 years after the false-positive result, according to a study led by a UNC Lineberger researcher. The study was published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

Hursting receives National Cancer Institute’s Outstanding Investigator Award

November 30, 2015

Stephen Hursting, PhD, a UNC Lineberger member and professor of nutrition at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and the UNC Nutrition Research Institute, has received a prestigious National Cancer Institute Outstanding Investigator Award. Hursting is one of 43 researchers nationwide to receive the award, which will provide $5.34 million over a seven-year period to further research on the mechanistic links between obesity and cancer.

Three honored with Oncology Nursing Society Awards

November 24, 2015

For their outstanding contributions to the oncology nursing profession, Ashley Leak Bryant, PhD, RN-BC, OCN, AnnMarie Walton, PhD, MPH, RN, CHES, OCN, and Mary W. Dunn, NP-C, OCN have been honored with Excellence Awards from the Oncology Nursing Society.

Sancar awarded key to the city of Chapel Hill

November 24, 2015

Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. A Chapel Hill resident since 1982, Dr. Sancar has been honored with a key to the city of Chapel Hill by Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt and the town council.