Researchers identify traits linked to better outcomes in HPV-linked head and neck cancer

June 13, 2019

Using a new blood test that’s in development, University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers identified characteristics that could be used to personalize treatment for patients with a type of head and neck cancer linked to HPV infection. Researchers believe the findings, published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, could help identify those … Continued

Carey recognized as fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology

June 3, 2019

Lisa A. Carey, MD, FASCO, was named a fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology during its annual meeting in Chicago, May 31-June 4. The distinction recognizes ASCO members for their extraordinary volunteer service, dedication, and commitment to the organization, which represents nearly 45,000 oncology professionals who care for people living with cancer. Carey, … Continued

Perou recognized as a ‘Giant of Cancer’

May 6, 2019

OncLive has named UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Charles M. Perou, PhD, as a 2019 Giant of Cancer Care. Perou is being honored for his scientific achievements that have advanced the field of cancer diagnostics and is one of 15 cancer clinicians and scientists who will be recognized at the Giants of Cancer Care Winners’ … Continued

Cancer patients, doctors find healing, health in exercise

May 2, 2019

UNC Lineberger’s Get Real and Heel is a free exercise program for cancer survivors that offers a dedicated workout space staffed by trainers who develop individualized plans to help people manage cancer treatment-related symptoms and improve their chances of survivorship while increasing their quality of life.

Study provides insights behind hyperactivation of key cell proliferation signal

April 19, 2019

The idea was simple: find the faulty signals that drive cancerous growth in cells, and block them. But what University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher Pengda Liu, PhD, has discovered, when it comes to cancer, even straightforward concepts can become complicated. “When you find a target and inhibit it, you find the … Continued

American Society for Investigative Pathology to honor Zhang

April 17, 2019

The American Society for Investigative Pathology has named UNC Lineberger member Qing Zhang, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, as the recipient of the 2020 ASIP Cotran Early Career Investigator Award. This award recognizes individuals in the early stages of their career who have demonstrated excellence as investigators and have … Continued

Studies explore mechanisms behind obesity-cancer link

March 31, 2019

New studies led by University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers explore biological mechanisms behind obesity and its link with cancer. Research findings presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2019 explore possible reasons for obesity-related resistance to breast cancer treatment and possible strategies to overcome obesity-related immune suppression in … Continued