August 24, 2022
Tag: Cancer Genetics Research Program
July 22, 2022
UNC Lineberger creates RNA Discovery Center
The UNC RNA Discovery Center, led by Chad Pecot, MD, will cultivate an inclusive community of scientists dedicated to investigating all aspects of RNA biology.
January 16, 2019
Franco explores the human genome in the hunt for novel cancer treatments
Though he aspired for a career in marine biology, UNC Lineberger’s Hector L. Franco, PhD, discovered the field genetics at college, which led him to change his academic focus and earn a doctorate in biochemistry and molecular genetics.
November 19, 2018
Scientists train a computer to classify breast cancer tumors
Using technology similar to the type that powers facial recognition on a smartphone, Charles M. Perou, PhD, Melissa Troester, PhD, and Heather D. Couture have trained a computer to analyze breast cancer images and then classify the tumors with high accuracy.
July 19, 2018
Discovery of kidney cancer driver could lead to new treatment strategy
In a study published in the journal Science, researchers led by UNC Lineberger's Qing Zhang, PhD, suggest that ZHX2 is a potential new therapeutic target for clear cell renal cell carcinoma, which is the most common type of kidney cancer.
May 1, 2015
UNC researchers create DNA repair map of the entire human genome
The new experimental assay can help scientists find the precise locations of repair of DNA damage caused by UV radiation and common chemotherapies. The invention could lead to better cancer drugs or improvements in the potency of existing ones.