Teaming up in the lab and in life: researchers make an impact on cancer science

January 16, 2020

From an early age, they were both fascinated by science; he was amazed by advances in genetic engineering, and she was learning everything she could about plants. Fast forward to today, and UNC Lineberger researchers Gaorav Gupta, MD, PhD, and Yuliya Pylayeva-Gupta, PhD, are using their natural curiosity and drive to tackle the problem of … Continued

Ray receives Young Investigator Award to support breast cancer research

January 14, 2020

The Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, in conjunction with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, has presented a Young Investigator Award to UNC Lineberger’s Emily Ray, MD, MPH. Ray, who is an assistant professor of medicine in the division of hematology/oncology at UNC School of Medicine, will use the one year, … 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