Lynn Latchford

March 20, 2015

In early 2013, while pursuing a doctoral degree in theological anthropology at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, Lynn Latchford began to experience some puzzling symptoms. Routine academic tasks suddenly became difficult. Mental fogginess was accompanied by fatigue, weight gain and changes in her sense of smell, taste and hearing. Doctors attributed her symptoms to a chronic thyroid disorder and stress.

Ewend receives Fuller Award

November 26, 2014

Matthew G. Ewend, MD, FACS, Van L. Weatherspoon, Jr. Eminent Distinguished Professor and Chair, UNC Department of Neurosurgery and UNC Lineberger member, has been awarded this year’s H. Fleming Fuller Award.

Beth Knight: Inside Our Cellular Invaders

March 10, 2014

Beth Knight found out what transpires inside cells involved in medulloblastoma – a type of brain cancer – and what role a particular protein plays in tumor development.

Genetic subtypes of bladder cancer reflect breast cancer biology

February 11, 2014

A comprehensive genetic analysis of invasive bladder cancer tumors has found that the disease shares genetic similarities with two forms of breast cancer, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Cancer Center. Bladder cancer, which is the fourth most common malignancy in men and ninth most common in women in the United States, claimed more than 15,000 patients last year.