Researchers from Norway visited UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to learn firsthand about UNCseq, a clinical trial launched in 2011 at the N.C. Cancer Hospital. In the trial, researchers use a profile of the genetic and molecular alterations in patients’ tumors to try to identify targeted treatments for them.
A new hub of the Structural Genomics Consortium housed at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Eshelman School of Pharmacy will encourage a widespread and unrestricted use of its findings to accelerate discovery of breakthrough medicines for diseases ranging from cancer to rheumatoid arthritis to Alzheimer’s.
Arnold D. Kaluzny, PhD, a UNC Lineberger member and senior research fellow at UNC’s Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, published a book titled “Managing Disruptive Change in Healthcare: Lessons from a Public-Private Partnership to Advance Cancer Care and Research” with Oxford University Press. The book, co-authored by Donna M. O’Brien, MHA, calls for an increase in patient access to high-quality cancer care in the community and an improvement in community hospitals’ capacity to support research and genomically informed medicine.
Eliza “Leeza” Park, MD, a UNC Lineberger member and assistant professor of psychiatry, was awarded the 2015 Dlin/Fischer Clinical Research Award from the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (APM) for her paper, “End-Of-Life Experiences of Mothers with Advanced Cancer: Perspectives of Widowed Fathers.”
Recently, multiple surveys have found that more teens now use electronic cigarettes than regular cigarettes. But a recent study by led by Jessica K. Pepper, PhD, a UNC Lineberger postdoctoral fellow, and UNC Lineberger member Noel Brewer, PhD, associate professor of health behavior at the UNC Chapel-Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, has shown that doctors still focus counseling efforts on traditional tobacco products.
The Cancer Center recently completed its CCSG competitive renewal and no surprise to anyone our Shared Resources received top marks. With a priority score of “11” and Shared Resources receiving “Outstanding to Exceptional” it was apparent to the external reviewers that our resources are an integral part of our successful Research Programs and Faculty. Also all cancer center members publishing data generated in a NIH-supported Core Facility are required to comply with the NIH Public Access Policy. Instructions: In ‘My NCBLI’ link ‘add or delete award’ , second tab, search for awards, type in Sharpless, see P30 Cancer Center Core Grant.