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She ROCKS raises $200,000 for ovarian cancer research at UNC Lineberger

December 12, 2019

She ROCKS leadership presented a $200,000 check to UNC Lineberger to support ovarian cancer research. She ROCKS, an organization aimed at raising awareness and attention for ovarian cancer, raised the funds during their 2019 Wilmington and Triad luncheon events. She ROCKS has raised more than $500,000 for ovarian cancer research at UNC Lineberger since it … Continued

UNC Lineberger researchers to share data, expertise at 61st ASH Annual Meeting

December 6, 2019

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers will be well-represented at the 61st American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, Dec. 7-10. ASH is the world’s largest professional society of hematologists and is dedicated to understanding, diagnosing, treating and preventing blood disorders. The society expects more than 20,000 hematologists and health … Continued

Scientists discover diverse stem cell populations within the mouth

December 5, 2019

A multidisciplinary team of investigators, including from the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, King’s College and the University of California, San Francisco, has discovered how mouth stem cells may uniquely be equipped to help improve healing in other parts of the body after disease or injury.  The … Continued

NCBiotech awards grant to Pecot for studies of experimental RNAi therapy

December 2, 2019

The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded $100,000 to UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Chad Pecot, MD, to study an experimental treatment that would silence a gene commonly mutated in cancer. Using a Nobel Prize-winning technology called RNA interference or RNAi, Pecot’s lab designed an investigational drug to shut down the mutated version of the KRAS … Continued

2019 Geriatric Oncology Symposium: Cancer and Aging Research at Forefront

November 22, 2019

Registration for this event closed Nov. 14, 2019 Agenda Pre-Conference Workshop: 9:30 – 11 a.m. 9:30 a.m. Welcome and Introduction Kristen Nyrop, PhD 9:45 a.m. LCCC 0916 Carolina Senior Roundtable Discussions Patty Spears Geriatric Oncology Symposium: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 11 a.m. Introduction Trevor Jolly, MD, Hyman Muss, MD, and Jan Busby-Whitehead, MD 11:05 a.m. Welcome … Continued

Mirlekar named recipient of Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer’s 2019 Young Investigator Award

November 18, 2019

The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer honored Rahul Mirlekar, PhD, a postdoctoral research associate at UNC Lineberger, as a recipient of its 2019 Young Investigator Award. The society honored Mirlekar at its 34th Annual Meeting, held Nov. 6-10 in National Harbor, Maryland. The meeting was expected to attract more than 4,000 researchers, clinicians, pharmacists and … Continued

Findings could help identify which aggressive breast cancers will respond to immune treatments

November 14, 2019

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have discovered a promising method to identify aggressive breast cancer tumors that will respond to drugs that unleash the immune system against cancer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved a treatment that combines an immunotherapy drug and chemotherapy for triple negative breast cancer, but … Continued

Feast or famine: Scientists find key bio ‘switch’ that helps cells adapt

November 5, 2019

Scientists from the UNC School of Medicine and Stanford University have uncovered what may be a fundamental biological mechanism that helps organisms adapt to rapid changes to nutrients in their environments. In a study published in Molecular Cell, the scientists found that a chemical mark on histones – a key protein involved in the function of our … Continued