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Smith named director of urologic oncology, co-director of the Multidisciplinary Genitourinary Oncology Service

April 30, 2019

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Angela B. Smith, MD, MS, FACS, has been named director of Urologic Oncology in the UNC Department of Urology and co-director of the Multidisciplinary Genitourinary Oncology Service at the N.C. Cancer Hospital, UNC Lineberger’s clinical home. Smith, who is a board-certified urologist who specializes in the treatment of bladder, prostate, … Continued

Genetic features linked to higher melanoma risk, study confirms

March 27, 2019

Blistering sunburns, fair skin and a family history of skin cancer are known risk factors for developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. A new study led by a University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher confirms that certain inherited genetic features are also linked to a person’s melanoma risk. In a … Continued

New studies aim to improve melanoma diagnosis

February 28, 2019

A pair of studies led by University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers could aid in improved diagnosis for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. The studies, led by UNC Lineberger’s Nancy Thomas, MD, PhD, Irene & Robert Alan Briggaman Distinguished Professor and Chair in the UNC School of Medicine Department of … Continued

Results ‘encouraging’ from phase II trial for relapsed acute myeloid leukemia

December 21, 2018

UNC Lineberger’s Joshua Zeidner, MD, reported preliminary data at the 60th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting from a phase II clinical trial for administering a high-dose of the chemotherapy treatment cytarabine followed by an immune checkpoint inhibitor, pembrolizumab, in patients with acute myeloid leukemia that had relapsed or no longer responded to other treatment.

Grateful patient gives back to support ovarian cancer research

December 13, 2018

There are many ways to show gratitude, but one patient took it to a new level, using her ties to the wedding industry and a tight-knit group of friends to hold an event to benefit ovarian cancer research and UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. With the help of her friends and daughter Terri Yates, Cindy … Continued

HPV blood test shows promise for tracking head and neck cancer after treatment

October 23, 2018

UNC Lineberger’s Bhishamjit S. Chera, MD, will present preliminary findings at the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology on Tuesday from a study that evaluated a blood test for HPV-linked oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma, which is a cancer of the back of the throat. The findings demonstrated the test could be an effective and less costly alternative for monitoring for cancer recurrence after radiation treatment.