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Department of Radiation Oncology earns prestigious national accreditation

August 19, 2019

The American Society for Radiology Oncology has awarded its highest level of accreditation to the UNC Medical Center’s Department of Radiation Oncology. UNC is the only academic medical center to earn the honor in North Carolina. McCreary Cancer Center at Caldwell UNC Health Care also has obtained the accreditation. The ASTRO Accreditation Program for Excellence … Continued

Lorelei rings the bell

August 14, 2019

Seven-year-old Lorelei Partin celebrated completing her chemotherapy treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia by ringing the ceremonial bell in the N.C. Cancer Hospital’s pediatric hematology-oncology clinic.

St. Baldrick’s awards grant to Alexander to study resistant leukemia

July 25, 2019

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation has awarded a research grant to University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center physician-scientist Thomas Alexander, MD, MPH, to support his research focused on the biology of acute lymphoblastic leukemia that doesn’t fully respond to treatment. The grant, for $94,800, is from the latest round of grants from the St. … Continued

Patients, researchers seek melanoma solutions

July 2, 2019

Ten years after he first discovered cancerous brown marks growing on his shoulder, Michael Martin learned the skin cancer was back. He already had the melanoma removed surgically twice, but the cancer came back a third time, and it had spread. Now the cancer was on his lung — the cancerous cells were surgically removed … Continued

Doctor sets sights on bladder cancer breakthroughs

June 19, 2019

For Matthew Milowsky, MD, the George Gabriel and Frances Gable Villere Distinguished Professor of Bladder and Genitourinary Cancer Research, the why of genitourinary cancers is just as important to him as the how and what. As a former philosophy major, it’s natural that the questions behind these cancers are what drive the clinician and researcher to explore new methods to treat and care for patients.

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

Melanoma Patient Day symposium to include talks on treatment, nutrition

April 30, 2019

The University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the N.C. Cancer Hospital are partnering with the Melanoma Research Foundation to host Melanoma Patient Day, an afternoon symposium offering information and support for patients with melanoma. The event will be held May 6 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the William and Ida Friday … Continued