44th Annual UNC Lineberger Postdoc-Faculty Research Day

September 17, 2019

Abstract submission is now open for the 44th Annual UNC Lineberger Postdoc-Faculty Research Day. The top postdoctoral abstracts will be selected to give a talk. Additional postdoctoral abstracts and graduate student abstracts will be selected to showcase diverse research through a poster session. Awards will be given for the best poster presentations. Postdoctoral Awards will … Continued

Researchers develop method for identifying aggressive breast cancer drivers

August 13, 2019

Precision cancer medicine requires personalized biomarkers to identify patients who will benefit from specific cancer therapies. In an effort to improve the accuracy of predictions about prognosis for patients with breast cancer and the efficacy of personalized therapy, University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have developed a method to precisely identify individual … Continued

Der leads study published in Science Signaling

August 13, 2019

UNC Lineberger’s Channing Der, PhD, Kenan Distinguished Professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Pharmacology, was corresponding author of a paper published in Science Signaling. The study identified a potential therapeutic target for patients with KRAS-mutant pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Der and his colleagues described in the paper the use of a screening strategy … Continued

Nielsen published in JAMA Internal Medicine

August 13, 2019

UNC Lineberger’s Matthew Nielsen, MD, MS, associate professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Urology, was the corresponding author of a paper published in JAMA Internal Medicine that assessed five different guidelines for evaluating blood in the urine. Nielsen and his co-authors, including UNC Lineberger’s Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH, and Mihaela Georgieva, PhD, … Continued

Ogilvie receives Michael S. O’Malley Alumni Award for Publication Excellence in Cancer Population Sciences

July 19, 2019

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center has recognized Gina Ogilvie, MD, MSc, FCFP, DrPH, with the Michael S. O’Malley Alumni Award for Publication Excellence in Cancer Population Sciences. The award, which comes with a $3,000 prize, recognizes an outstanding publication by a graduate of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health that … Continued

Islam receives 2019 Marci K. Campbell Dissertation Award

July 15, 2019

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center has awarded Jessica Islam, MPH, with the 2019 Marci K. Campbell Dissertation Award, which is a competitive award given to recognize excellence in dissertation research focused on cancer and the population sciences. Islam, a doctoral candidate in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, was honored … Continued

Amelio published in Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology

July 12, 2019

A new study led by UNC Lineberger’s Antonio “Tony” Amelio, PhD, and colleagues was published in the journal Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology, and featured on the cover of the July issue. Amelio is an assistant professor in the UNC Adams School of Dentistry Division of Oral and Craniofacial Health Sciences. … Continued

Scientists publish overview of the latest in cancer vaccine target research

July 12, 2019

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have published a review of experimental cancer vaccines that identified areas of promise and challenges for the field. In the Nature Reviews Cancer, researchers outlined current research into targets for therapeutic cancer vaccines, an area of active investigation focused on boosting immune responses to cancer. “Generally, … Continued

Sheth receives Scholar-In-Training Award

July 1, 2019

The American Association for Cancer Research and American Head and Neck Society recently awarded Siddharth Sheth, DO, MPH, a medical oncology fellow from the UNC School of Medicine Division of Hematology/Oncology, a Scholar-in-Training Award at the AACR-AHNS Head and Neck Cancer Conference held in Austin, Texas, April 29-20. AACR-AHNS Scholar-in-Training Awards are highly competitive and … Continued