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.

Genomic analysis paves way for personalized treatment of invasive lobular carcinoma

October 8, 2015

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers helped lead an effort by The Cancer Genome Atlas Network of researchers to map the genetic drivers of invasive lobular carcinoma, the second most commonly diagnosed invasive form of breast cancer. They found that this cancer type may be at least three different diseases that differ in their microenvironmental features and outcomes.

Researchers from UNC Lineberger, Norway launch cancer genetics collaboration

September 21, 2015

Researchers from Norway visited UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to learn firsthand about UNCseq, a clinical trial launched in 2011 at the N.C. Cancer Hospital. In the trial, researchers use a profile of the genetic and molecular alterations in patients’ tumors to try to identify targeted treatments for them.

A new era for genetic interpretation

May 27, 2015

UNC Lineberger researchers are collaborating through the ClinGen consortium – a program launched to evaluate the clinical relevance of genetic variants – to help physicians make predictions about an individual’s risk of disease, develop more accurate clinical trials and design individualized treatments and care for patients.