Researchers from UNC Lineberger, Norway launch cancer genetics collaboration

September 21, 2015

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.

Rallying for Research

September 16, 2015

UNC Lineberger researchers are among a group of UNC School of Medicine faculty members headed to Washington to rally for research.

Brewer, Gilkey published in Academic Pediatrics

September 15, 2015

UNC Lineberger member Noel Brewer, PhD, associate professor of health behavior at the UNC Chapel-Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, was senior author on a study published recently that sought to validate a system for measuring people’s beliefs about vaccinations.

Kaluzny publishes book addressing quality of care and access to research for cancer patients

September 15, 2015

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.

Park honored by the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine

September 15, 2015

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.”

Brewer, Pepper published in Journal of Adolescent Health

September 15, 2015

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.

Shared Resources receive “Oustanding to Exceptional” on Core Grant

September 14, 2015

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.