Laederach, Weeks featured in Nature podcast

September 3, 2015

Alain Laederach, PhD, and Kevin M. Weeks, PhD, both UNC Lineberger members, were recently featured in the journal Nature and on their weekly podcast. The focus of the podcast was about RNA structure, titled “A cellular puzzle: The weird and wonderful architecture of RNA.” The podcast also highlighted the researchers’ work on retinoblastoma.

Buchanan named to N.C. cancer advisory committee

September 3, 2015

Ian Buchanan, MD, UNC Health Care’s vice president of cancer and children’s services, has been named to a state advisory committee that works to advise and educate government officials, other policy makers and the public to benefit cancer survivors, patients and their loved ones in North Carolina.

Filling the gap

August 31, 2015

In Malawi’s capital city, one pathologist has played an important role in speeding cancer diagnoses and supporting cancer research.

Providing hope and healing through health

August 20, 2015

Even in the midst of treatment, many cancer patients are finding that exercise helps them to feel better, both physically and emotionally. Through the Get Real & Heal program, UNC researchers are digging deeper into the science behind why moving more can make a positive impact on patients’ overall health and well-being.

Working wonders

August 18, 2015

UNC Lineberger member Frances Collichio, MD, was an investigator for a clinical trial for a treatment that uses a modified virus against melanoma. The treatment meant remission for Willis Davis, who had been diagnosed with stage IIIc melanoma in 2009.

Wang published in ACS Nano

August 18, 2015

UNC Lineberger member Andrew Wang, MD, was senior author of a preclinical study published in the journal ACS Nano. Wang and collaborators found that they could improve cancer chemotherapy and chemoradiotherapy treatments by delivering a combination of cancer-fighting drugs using nanoparticles.

Yu awarded two-year research grant

August 18, 2015

Rui Yu, PhD, the Leon and Bertha Golberg Postdoctoral Fellow at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been awarded a two-year, $160,000 grant from the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund. Yu’s study, “Identifying the nature of the endogenous aldehydes-induced DNA damage that Fanconi anemia DNA repair pathways counteract,” is being conducted in the laboratory of James Swenberg, DVM, PhD, Kenan Distinguished Professor of environmental sciences and engineering at the Gillings School of Global Public Health.