Pancreatic cancer patient beats the odds to thrive after diagnosis

January 9, 2020

Mary Gillam never thought she’d be celebrating the Tar Heels winning the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship from a hospital ER. Instead, while students partied joyfully outside, Gillam had to face a hard diagnosis — a mass on her pancreas that was later determined to be pancreatic cancer. “I thought to myself, ‘This has to be … Continued

Workshop offers insight, support after cancer treatment ends

August 13, 2019

When a person being treated for cancer transitions from the active to post-treatment phase of care, the disruption to what had become routine and familiar can create feelings of uncertainty and anxiety. Recognizing the array of challenges a person may face following treatment, UNC Lineberger is offering a free workshop to help cancer survivors and … Continued

Muss leads study published in Journal of Clinical Oncology

August 13, 2019

UNC Lineberger’s Hyman B. Muss, MD, the Mary Jones Hudson Distinguished Professor in the UNC School of Medicine Division of Hematology/Oncology and director of UNC Lineberger’s geriatric oncology program, led a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology that found that older patients with early breast cancer had lower rate of recurrence when treated … Continued

Nielsen published in JAMA Internal Medicine

August 13, 2019

UNC Lineberger’s Matthew Nielsen, MD, MS, associate professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Urology, was the corresponding author of a paper published in JAMA Internal Medicine that assessed five different guidelines for evaluating blood in the urine. Nielsen and his co-authors, including UNC Lineberger’s Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH, and Mihaela Georgieva, PhD, … Continued