Roth elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 18, 2019

Bryan L. Roth, MD, PhD, the Michael Hooker Distinguished Professor of Protein Therapeutics and Translational Proteomics in the Department of Pharmacology in the UNC School of Medicine, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Roth, a member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the UNC Neuroscience Center, was one … Continued

New details revealed to explain how tumors recruit blood vessels

April 17, 2019

A study by University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers helps explain how tumors recruit blood vessels that provide fuel for their growth as well as an avenue for the tumors to spread. In the journal Oncogene, the researchers also reported they built on these findings to uncover a potential treatment strategy to … Continued

Researchers study strategies for using nanotechnology to boost cancer therapeutics

April 11, 2019

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers presented innovative new strategies for using tiny particles – particles the size of a DNA molecule or the width of a human hair – to boost cancer treatment as part of the Carolina Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence/National Cancer Institute site visit on Tuesday. The researchers, … Continued

Estrogen byproducts linked to survival in breast cancer patients

March 31, 2019

Researchers from the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center found preliminary evidence that measuring byproducts of the hormone estrogen can help them predict survival for women with breast cancer. In an abstract presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, researchers report findings from a study in which they measured levels … 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

UNC Lineberger members to share expertise, findings at AACR Annual Meeting

March 26, 2019

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers will share their expertise and latest findings at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2019, which is expected to draw thousands of scientists, physicians, advocates and others to Atlanta March 29-April 3. New findings will be presented revealing insights behind connection between obesity and … Continued

UNC Lineberger to hold 43rd annual scientific symposium April 29-30

March 19, 2019

The University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s 43rd annual Scientific Symposium will feature talks by scientists from UNC Lineberger and from around the country, including three recipients of the prestigious Lasker Award, on the topic of dysregulated signaling in cancer. The symposium, which will be held April 29-30 at the William and Ida … Continued

Melanoma symposium to include talks on treatment, nutrition

March 11, 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

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