Researchers identify traits linked to better outcomes in HPV-linked head and neck cancer

June 13, 2019

Using a new blood test that’s in development, University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers identified characteristics that could be used to personalize treatment for patients with a type of head and neck cancer linked to HPV infection. Researchers believe the findings, published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, could help identify those … Continued

UNC Lineberger recognizes 2018 Pagano Award recipients

June 10, 2019

UNC Lineberger presented three postdoctoral fellows with the 2018 Joseph S. Pagano Award to recognize their leadership of notable scientific publications. Kirsten Bryant, PhD, Ari Pani, PhD, and John Pryor, PhD, were selected through a competitive process for the honor, which comes with a $2,500 award. The three recipients will be formally recognized in a … Continued

Carey recognized as fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology

June 3, 2019

Lisa A. Carey, MD, FASCO, was named a fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology during its annual meeting in Chicago, May 31-June 4. The distinction recognizes ASCO members for their extraordinary volunteer service, dedication, and commitment to the organization, which represents nearly 45,000 oncology professionals who care for people living with cancer. Carey, … Continued

Ting elected vice president of the American Association of Immunologists

June 3, 2019

Jenny P. Ting, PhD, the William Kenan Professor of Genetics and Microbiology & Immunology has been elected to serve as vice president of the American Association of Immunologists for the 2019-2020 term. Ting has been an active member of the organization for since 1997. AAI is dedicated to advancing the field of immunology and fostering … 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

Melanoma survivor shares story to inspire hope

May 30, 2019

When Judith Edmonds discovered an itchy, raised freckle on her leg, she knew something was wrong. At that time, she didn’t realize how important this was going to be to her life. Edmonds, who now lives in Bullock, N.C., was diagnosed with melanoma, a potentially deadly form of skin cancer, and she had the cancer … Continued

American Thoracic Society honors Rivera for lifetime achievement

May 22, 2019

The Thoracic Oncology Assembly of the American Thoracic Society presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to UNC Lineberger’s M. Patricia Rivera, MD, professor of Medicine in the UNC School of Medicine’s Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Rivera was recognized at the society’s international conference in Dallas in May, for her outstanding scientific contributions in … Continued

UNC Lineberger researchers convene panel to examine thyroid cancer trends in NC

May 20, 2019

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center leaders brought together a team of doctors, epidemiologists and environmental scientists on May 13 to discuss patterns and causes of thyroid cancer in North Carolina – a meeting convened in response to community concerns about thyroid cancer trends in Iredell County. Experts from the National Cancer Institute, … Continued

Perou recognized as a ‘Giant of Cancer’

May 6, 2019

OncLive has named UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Charles M. Perou, PhD, as a 2019 Giant of Cancer Care. Perou is being honored for his scientific achievements that have advanced the field of cancer diagnostics and is one of 15 cancer clinicians and scientists who will be recognized at the Giants of Cancer Care Winners’ … Continued