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.

Grateful patient works with lab team to find cancer therapies

June 28, 2019

Once cancer treatment ends, hopefully with a clean bill of health, most patients hightail it away from the hospital, putting the endless batteries of tests, needle sticks and scans in their rearview mirror. So it’s a rare patient that returns of their own volition, and rarer still, becomes a lab volunteer. But that’s exactly what David Hesmer did.

Major gift supports efforts in breast cancer research

June 24, 2019

Bill and Nancy Graham of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, have donated $1 million to support breast cancer research and care at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Grahams established the Bill and Nancy Graham Breast Cancer Research Fund to provide the cancer center’s leadership with unrestricted funding, which enables them to make investments where the … 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.

Men with early-stage prostate cancer who choose active surveillance often don’t follow monitoring guidelines

June 2, 2019

Preliminary results from a University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center study found that just 15 percent of a group of men in North Carolina with early-stage prostate cancer who choose active surveillance instead of treatment followed the recommended monitoring guidelines. The findings, which were presented today at the American Society of Clinical Oncology … Continued

Scientists uncover mechanism of action for promising cancer compound

May 31, 2019

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have uncovered the mechanism that explains how an investigational cancer therapeutic might be working – a finding that they believe could be important for the design of potential new therapies. In the journal ACS Chemical Biology, researchers explain how the investigational compound ONC201 may be working … Continued