Parker presents Haddow Lecture at The Institute of Cancer Research

October 18, 2019

UNC Lineberger’s Joel Parker, PhD, associate professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Genetics and director of cancer genetics for the UNC Lineberger Bioinformatics Core, presented the Haddow Lecture for The Institute of Cancer Research in London this year. In the lecture, he discussed novel computational methods to explore RNA sequencing data for … Continued

Researchers clock DNA’s recovery time after chemotherapy

July 1, 2019

In the time it takes for an Amazon Prime delivery to arrive, cells damaged by chemotherapy can almost completely fix their most important DNA. That is the case in the livers of mice at least, according to a new study from UNC School of medicine researchers. The lab of Nobel laureate Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, … 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

Patient, doctor connect through rare cancer diagnosis

January 16, 2019

In March of 2011, when she was 14 years old, Lily Newton was diagnosed with a rare cancer of the bone and soft tissue called Ewing sarcoma. Cancer changed Newton’s life in more ways than she could have imagined.