Tag: clinical trials
A discovery by University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers could allow scientists to fine-tune genetically engineered immune cells to heighten their killing power against tumors or to decrease their activity level in the case of severe side effects. In a study published in Cancer Cell, researchers led by UNC Lineberger’s Gianpietro Dotti, … Continued
UNC Lineberger will be enrolling patients into a new, national clinical trial, known as NCI-MATCH, that will group patients based on the genetics of their tumors as opposed to where their cancer is located. The new initiative will test more than 20 drugs or drug combinations targeting specific genetic mutations.
UNC Lineberger member Michael R. Kosorok, PhD, W.R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor and chair of biostatistics at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, is the contact principal investigator for an multi-institution effort to continue to find ways to develop more powerful clinical trials for cancer patients. The project is backed by a five-year, $10.4 million grant from the National Cancer Institute.