E-cigarette flavors decrease perception of harm among youth

November 1, 2019

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers found in a review of research that non-menthol flavors attract youth and adults to use e-cigarettes and the use of flavored e-cigarettes contributes to multiple pathways linked to higher e-cigarette use among youth.

N.C. Cancer Hospital: A decade of hope and healing

October 10, 2019

This fall marks 10 years since the opening of the North Carolina Cancer Hospital, a state-of-the-art cancer center built by the people of North Carolina for the people. The state’s investment was designed to substantially improve cancer care in North Carolina, and impact the state’s economy and position as a national leader in cancer care and research.

Scientists implicate genes behind faulty DNA repair in breast cancer

September 20, 2019

While mutations in BRCA genes are well known to increase breast cancer risk, researchers from the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have uncovered a different series of genes they believe might be contributing to breast cancer through a lesser-known mechanism. Mutations in BRCA cause cells to lose the ability to repair errors … 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.

Family ties remain strong even through cancer diagnosis

July 12, 2019

Jack Goldstein, 14, and his family had to make sacrifices when Jack was diagnosed with leukemia. But when Jack put his schoolwork and baseball training on hold, his family and friends were there to support him, first emotionally, and then by helping raise funds for UNC Lineberger, where he was being treated for cancer.