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

Milowsky published in JAMA Oncology

November 5, 2019

UNC Lineberger’s Matthew Milowsky, MD, the George Gabriel Villere Distinguished Professor of Bladder and Genitourinary Cancer Research, section chief of Genitourinary Oncology and co-director of the Urologic Oncology Program, was published in JAMA Oncology. He was a co-author on the paper, which was published as a special communication in the journal. The report details discussions … Continued

L’Oréal USA names Roden recipient of 2019 For Women in Science Fellowship

November 1, 2019

L’Oréal USA announced the recipients of the 2019 For Women in Science (FWIS) Fellowship, including Christine Roden, PhD, a postdoctoral research associate at UNC Lineberger. L’Oréal USA annually awards five female postdoctoral scientists grants of $60,000 each to advance their research. This is the 16th year of the program, which to date has recognized 80 … Continued

Legant Named 2019 Packard Fellow

October 21, 2019

UNC Lineberger’s Wesley Legant, PhD, assistant professor in the UNC-NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Pharmacology, received a prestigious Packard Fellowship to enhance his research on new kinds of microscopy techniques to further biomedical discoveries at the UNC School of Medicine and beyond. Legant was one of 22 early-career scientists … Continued