UNC Lineberger researchers present findings at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

December 13, 2016

UNC Lineberger breast cancer faculty members presented their research findings at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium Dec. 6-10. The meeting drew more than 7,000 cancer caregivers and scientists from around the world, who attended talks and presentations on the latest developments in breast cancer care and research.

Artificial intelligence: A tool for solving questions about cancer

December 9, 2016

UNC Lineberger recently partnered with IBM Watson to study whether the technology platform’s ability to “read,” analyze large amounts of big data, and generate evidence-based clinical recommendations could have a clinical role. The research findings are promising, and Hal McAdams is thankful that Watson found a treatment for his bladder cancer after others had failed him.

Cancer: It’s all in the genes

December 9, 2016

Beth Silverstein’s family history of cancer led her to UNC Lineberger’s Cancer Genetics Program. She learned she had a BRCA1 gene mutation that put her at an 80 percent risk of developing breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer. Though not the news she wanted, she said the information has helped her take control of her health.

Cancer research: More than just treatment and detection

December 9, 2016

The diagnosis of stage IV breast cancer stunned Minhthu Nguyen, DDS, and her husband Padrick Barrett. It also spurred the couple to fund Chuck Perou’s cancer genomics research. Four years after her diagnosis, Minhthu passed away. To honor her memory, Padrick and Minhthu’s brother Dr. Phong Nguyen made a gift of $250,000, choosing to name the mammography reception area in the N.C. Cancer Hospital for her.

Fox fights bone marrow cancer and wins

December 9, 2016

Superior Court Judge Carl Fox, who was was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a form of bone marrow cancer, in 2015. Thanks to the care of Josh Zeidner, MD, and Thomas Shea, MD, and a life-saving cord blood transplant, he is back on the bench.